Category: Katherine Levine Einstein

As the Trump administration retreats on climate change, US cities are moving forward

The Conversation Katherine Levine Einstein, David Glick, and Maxwell Palmer Despite almost universal scientific consensus that climate change poses a growing threat, President Donald Trump’s recent infrastructure plan makes no mention of the need to build resilience to rising global temperatures… Expert quote: “Large majorities agreed that significantly reducing their cities’ greenhouse gas emissions would […]

Tito Jackson taps de Blasio advisers who showed city of haves, have-nots

Boston Herald Katherine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences City Councilor Tito Jackson’s mayoral campaign theme could be a “tale of two cities” — the haves and the have-nots in the Hub — now that he is turning to campaigners for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who used such a pitch all 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 […]

Getting federal stimulus money turned blue U.S. counties bluer, and red counties redder. How can that be?

Washington Post “Monkey Cage Blog” Co-written by Katherine Levine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences As the country gears up for what may be one of the most acrimonious elections in American history, Democrats and Republicans appear unable to agree on anything — even federal spending for their own districts… View full article by expert Katherine […]

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 […]

Trump Supporters Appear To Be Misinformed, Not Uninformed

FiveThirtyEight Katherine Levine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences Donald Trump has a consistently loose relationship with the truth. So much so, in fact, that the fact-checking website PolitiFact rolled his numerous misstatements into one big “lie of the year.”… View full article referencing expert Katherine Levine Einstein

How exposure to conspiracy theories can reduce trust in government

LSE US Centre By Katherine Levine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences By David Glick, College of Arts & Sciences Conspiratorial claims regularly make their way from the fringes into the mainstream media and political polls… View full article by experts Katherine Levine Einstein and David Glick 

No, we’re not arguing from the same facts. How can democracies make good decisions if citizens are misinformed?

Washington Post “Monkey Cage Blog” Co-written by Katherine Levine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences As we all learned in high school, citizens of a good democratic government are well-informed, able to sort through the issues of the day in deciding who to vote for or what is a good policy… View full article by […]

The Conversation US – Katherine Levine Einstein and David Glick

America's mayors are taking on the big problems, but they can't escape partisan divide Katherine Levine Einstein, Boston University and David Glick, Boston University Paralysis, gridlock, dysfunction: these are just three of the words commonly used to describe federal politics. Making things happen is no easy task in a polarized Washington, DC. But move a […]

Urban policy making: Data from a survey of more than 70 U.S. mayors

Journalist’s Resource David Glick, College of Arts & Sciences Katherine Levine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences For a country that’s 3.8 million square miles in area, the United States is surprisingly urban: In 2010 it had 259 cities with populations over 150,000 and according to a McKinsey Global Institute report, together they generated almost […]