December 23, 2016 | Keystone Crossroads
Programs in Chicago and Tennessee have been beneficial for the community colleges and students.
Re-entry programs focused on housing aren't uncommon, exactly. But it's rare for local public housing authorities to be involved, and rarer still for them to spearhead the initiatives.
How communities can ensure public investment benefits the public.
Re-engaging the community while enhancing public space.
Developers are often required to provide parking spaces with buildings, but some cities are looking at new options.
Every year, on the first Tuesday in March, Vermonters gather for Town Meeting.
The problem with a lot of community planning is that it ignores the community.
Community planning and leadership are increasingly critical as dysfunction snowballs in Harrisburg and Washington, specialists say.
Helping Pennsylvania cities adapt to climate change.
How can cities and developers decide which buildings and sites are worth saving?
Harrisburg has a corruption problem.
Sometimes the deal for new parking meters can be sweetened with the promise of local revenue for projects.
How Oklahoma City found Spanish-speakers, and Lexington, Kentucky, created them.
Madison, Wisconsin replaced all of the lead service lines in the city through an initiative started in 2001.
Instead of subsidizing rent, could vouchers help people with low incomes become homeowners?
Adaptive traffic signals that react to changing traffic patterns can ease commutes.
A non-profit in North Carolina is trying to convince employers to pay living wages through a voluntary program.
Smart marketing, rent and security deposit guarantees, and overall efficiency can help convince landlords to work with the program.
Civic apps can connect citizens to their local government or make it easier to influence their leaders' work.
As cities ramp up biking infrastructure and programs, there's still more they can do to make biking safe.
Urban design competitions can bring international talent and innovative ideas to cities — should Pa. cities consider hosting such competitions?
For cities with tight budgets, harnessing the power of volunteers effectively can help get things done.
Some states, including Pa., have laws limiting municipal broadband. Passed under the guise of constituent protection, some communities insist on having the option.
As city leaders reconsider their waterfronts through the lens of a post-industrial economy, moving urban highways has become more of a priority.
London has an app that shows realtime availability of parking spots to driver. Could this make driving better in Pennsylvania cities?
Some large pensions funds around the world are funding infrastructure projects and getting returns. Could this be an option in Pa.?
The fifth in a series of Keystone Crossroads posts from German cities.
The fourth in a series of Keystone Crossroads' posts from German cities.
The third in a series of Keystone Crossroads posts from German cities.
The second in a series of Keystone Crossroads posts from German cities.
Open streets can reconnect citizens to their cities and neighbors, as well as provide more equitable opportunities for physical activity.
Penn Plaza’s mass eviction was legal but it raised alarms in a city concerned with losing affordable housing. Are there ways to protect tenants?
Inclusionary zoning encourages developers to set aside a certain number of units in a project as affordable housing.