National Civic Review

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One of the Nation’s Oldest and Most Respected Journals of Civic Affairs

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  • An Urban Reality Check: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

    The Coronavirus pandemic has brought new levels of crisis to issues ranging from urban inequality to disparate healthcare access to housing and economic security. The crisis has highlighted the fact that America has yet to come to terms with its urban reality and the centrality of our cities to our future success.

  • When Journalists Ride the Bus: Covering issues as shared public problems

    When news organizations help people connect to issues and their community, it strengthens democracy and has the potential to create more trust in the media. In return, reporters often get stories rich in nuance, with far different angles than they would have gotten without listening to people first.

  • The Reform Legacy of William Dudley Foulke

    The League remembers one of its past presidents and one of the most active (and least remembered) leaders of the Age of Reform. As an attorney, author, translator and Indiana state senator, his advocacy encompassed a broad range of reform issues from women’s suffrage to proportional representation.

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Its cases studies, reports, interviews and essays help communities learn about the latest developments in collaborative problems-solving, civic engagement, local government innovation and democratic governance. Some of the country’s leading doers and thinkers have contributed articles to this invaluable resource for elected officials, public managers, nonprofit leaders, grassroots activists, and public administration scholars seeking to make America’s communities more inclusive, participatory, innovative and successful.

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