Category: Initiative on Cities

N.H. Companies and Experts Still Uncertain About Brexit’s Impact on the Granite State

New Hampshire Public Radio Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences, Initiative on Cities This week’s ‘Brexit’ – Britain’s high-profile vote to exit from the European Union – may shake up the European economy and politics for years to come… Expert quote: “It’s not as though we had some sort of epic event in the […]

Federal authority is so last century. Big city mayors are the new power centers.

Boston Globe (subscription required) Katherine Levine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences, Initiative on Cities Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney pushed through a tax on sugary drinks to pay for early childhood education… Expert quote: “A lot of mayors felt that within the last five years, they were taking on a lot more responsibility. The federal […]

Brits in USA to follow ‘Brexit’ vote from across the pond

USA Today Graham Wilson, College of Arts & Sciences, Initiative on Cities When England scored a 92nd-minute goal to defeat Wales in the European soccer tournament Thursday, British citizens watching the telecast at the Queen Vic old English pub here jumped to their feet and erupted in cheers, their midday bitters arrayed before them on the bar… Expert quote: […]

U.K. assassination casts shadow over ‘Brexit’ campaigns

USA Today Graham Wilson, Initiative on Cities, College of Arts & Sciences The heated campaign over whether Britain should leave the European Union came to an abrupt halt Thursday following the assassination of a member of Parliament who played a visible role campaigning for continued membership in the EU… Expert quote: “One warning of this for politicians in […]

U.S. mayors desperate to fix crumbling infrastructure but states, feds hold them back

The Conversation US By Katherine Levine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences David Glick, College of Arts & Sciences The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan illustrates two urgent and related challenges that are stressing many American cities. First, critical infrastructure systems such as roads, bridges and water networks are aging and underfunded. Second, cities […]

In survey, mayors say they worry about aging infrastructure

Associated Press Graham Wilson, Initiative on Cities Mayors across the U.S. say they worry about their cities’ aging infrastructure and they’d like more state and federal support, according to a survey released Wednesday… Expert quote: “We hope that the Menino Survey shines a light on their leadership and helps mayors communicate the needs, challenges, and […]