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Bloomberg Donates $125 Million to Cut Traffic Deaths in Cities

October 1, 2014 by David Thorpe

Poorer cities to be the focus.

Cities are creating a culture where government innovation is an expectation, and where creativity is encouraged, according to Mike Bloomberg, who also announced that his organisation is to spend $125 million on programmes to reduce traffic deaths and injuries in 10 cities in low-and middle-income countries.[read more]


Should Mayors Shoot Their Mouths Off About Their Beliefs?

November 29, 2013 by David Thorpe

London Mayor Johnson: a mouth big enough to put a foot in

This week, London's flamboyant mayor, Boris Johnson, said that "greed could be good" and defended the importance of "boardroom greed". Was he right to do so? And what policies should mayors promote to help deliver social justice and economic benefit in municipal areas?[read more]


Revealed: Bloomberg's Climate Change Legacy in New York City

November 25, 2013 by David Thorpe

Maria Gallucci investigated Mayor Bloomberg

The amazing and predominantly untold story of how Mayor Bloomberg, his staff and other city leaders put in place hundreds of measures to safeguard New York City from the effects of climate change and make the city a much better place to live.[read more]

Commentary: The Urban Election, Seattle-Style

November 5, 2013 by Chuck Wolfe

© 2009-2013 myurbanist

It’s 11th hour politics in my hometown of Seattle. This year, incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn—who some call the most progressive mayor in America—has faced an election challenge focused more on provocative, pluralist style than the issues themselves.[read more]

What Happened To New York's Congestion Charge?

August 27, 2011 by This Big City

The defeat happened years ago, but for most people in transportation policy the wound is still open and the opportunity is still missed. Congestion charging isn’t something that has taken a serious foothold in the States, though there are some fledgling pricing based systems in placed like San Francisco and Miami. A congestion charge in New York City is a bit like a gold dipped domino: it would instantly become the most impressive and sought after system in America and pave the way for other cities to initiate systems of their own. If New York can do it, then there’s no reason that Los Angeles or Des Moines, Iowa couldn’t do it as well.[read more]

That's Super: Bloomberg, Realty Advisory Board, 32BJ Join Forces to Green City's Superintendents

September 29, 2009 by Stephen Del Percio

Supers. Can't live with them, can't live without them unless you know how to do basic home repairs. For the most part, superintendency in a New York City apartment building is a pretty thankless job -- no one's trying to see you unless their bathtub exploded or kitchen is on fire, at which point they're not really going in for...[read more]