During an era defined by racial reckonings, the COVID pandemic, rapid technological advances, and the unyielding climate emergency, mayors around the world have been thrust into once unimaginable situations.
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Comparing Property Taxes
Our annual 50-state report provides the most meaningful data available to compare property taxes among cities.
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Greening America’s Smaller Legacy Cities
To advance “green” policymaking and implementation, local governments must build capacity to integrate three concurrent policy areas: climate resilience, environmental justice, and green economic development.
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Housing and Hope in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval is committed to reducing displacement.
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Improving the Property Tax
Policy tools can help communities ease financial burdens among low-income homeowners and increase equity.
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Zoning Reforms to Increase Affordable Housing
Advocates for statewide zoning reform are seeking to build on recent successes from California to Connecticut.
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