The untold fiscal story of this year's convention cities
The party's over, but for both Cleveland and Philadelphia, site of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee conventions respectively, the day-to-day struggle to maintain municipal fiscal health remains.
An analysis of the Lincoln Institute’s Fiscally Standardized Cities database reveals that both cities are struggling with structural issues that in fiscal terms keep them on the brink. The database allows comparison of local government finances for 150 of the largest U.S. cities across more than 120 categories of revenues, expenditures, debts and assets.
Report Offers Guidance on Disaster Recovery, Rebuilding for Resilience
New research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy shows how metropolitan regions can rebuild for greater resilience after major disasters, whether earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, or terrorists attacks. "After Great Disasters: How Six Countries Managed Community Recovery," by Laurie Johnson and Robert Olshansky, draws on the authors’ unrivaled experience chasing disasters around the world, playing an advisory role in recovery efforts, and learning how to plan for natural disasters so the recovery process leaves communities in better condition than they were before disaster struck.
Towards a Reliable System of Monitoring Urban Expansion
A map showing the expansion of Paris, France from 1800 to 2000 Preliminary findings of a multi-year initiative to monitor urban expansion worldwide, shared at a global cities summit at the Venice Biennale, reveal that unplanned human settlement is consuming...
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