Can Equity Benefit Everyone?

August 27, 2021

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” This saying, first used by Sir Winston Churchill in the mid-1940s as we were approaching the end of World War II, might...

Civic Index Case Study: Franklin, TN

August 23, 2021

Franklin, TN applied for and was recognized as an All-America City in 2020. The community was recognized for the strength of its civic capital as well as for community-driven projects...

Community Resiliency and the Power of Solar Make El Paso’s Future Bright

August 23, 2021

Located in the Chihuahuan Desert, the arid climate of El Paso, Texas is a stressor on energy systems and puts the city at risk for sustainability challenges like drought. These...

Engage the Community in Spending Federal $

August 23, 2021

With federal dollars filtering down through CARES, ARPA and a future infrastructure bill, this is an ideal opportunity for cities and counties to engage residents and other community stakeholders in...

Good News for Democracy

August 23, 2021

The late magazine writer Janet Malcolm once began an essay with the following sentence: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is...

Addressing Secondary Impacts of COVID: Oakridge Neighborhood

August 23, 2021

For over a year the world has read daily headlines containing the latest numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. While much of the focus is on...

Summer 2021 Issue of National Civic Review

August 12, 2021

The summer issue of the National Civic Review celebrates cities that are making progress on addressing challenges such as racial equity, health equity and community resilience. Review authors offer insightful ideas on...

The News about News Deserts

July 28, 2021

You’ve probably heard of the term “food deserts,” generally speaking, an area of a town or city where there are few, if any, places for people to buy nutritious food....

Civic Illiteracy Fuels Misinformation

July 28, 2021

Schoolhouse Rock educated a generation of Americans through short films on topics from grammar to science and math. Most notably, the ‘America’ series offered education (and entertainment) on a broad...

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