As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a ...
In today's fast-paced lifestyle and sky-high expectations, companies are more challenged than ever to come up with the best, most innovative solutions to our problems. We become more demanding every day (can we say donut delivery?), and more dependent on technology to do, well, anything.
Here's the good news: I didn't spend more than $35 per night on any of my Airbnb stays. In fact, many people have dorm room setups in their homes with four bunk beds per room. One person I stayed with had four rooms with four beds and he charged me $22 per night.
By driving Uber out of the market, cities can help to keep their taxi industry competitive. They are also likely to be opening up opportunities for locally based taxi services.
I was going on a road trip, and my parents weren't going to hear about it. My mother would've freaked out anyway. I could hear her now, "You have Crohn's disease, so why are you trying to travel across the country?"
The use of a referendum in such high-profile ways, however, also suggests that governments must continue to examine and re-examine what it means to engage the public effectively--before a matter reaches the ballot. Are governments enabling those affected by decisions to affect those decisions, without ballots?
We're bruised, but now, we're stronger. Let's prove it at these post-June Pride events.
While the myth is that everything is bigger in Texas, our politics seem to follow that cliché. Our governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general are actively portraying our state as dangerous for LGBTQ individuals. As you can see, Texas is more than the sum of its politicians.
If you're more of the adventurous type and are looking to move to a different city after you graduate, I've ranked the U.S. fastest growing cities for jobs in 2016.
This spring has been challenging for Central Texas animals. After an unusually warm winter, the region has been plagued by a series of severe thunderstorms and floods, causing the displacement of large numbers of people and animals. As a result, animal shelters have seen high intake of both stray and surrendered pets.
I live in Austin, Texas, and at once upon a time it was a city where freeways were unencumbered by long lines of traffic. According to Politifact Texa...
Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial sta...
We're lucky to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes, such as national parks, in our American backyard that keep us active, healthy, and sane. Their views may leave you at a loss for words, but Andy Roddick, American former World No. 1 professional tennis player, can elaborate.
Prop 1 could cost Austin millions of dollars in income, new revenue for the city itself, opportunity for entrepreneurs to create more jobs in Austin, much needed solutions to our transportation crisis, and worst of all, the very safety of citizens it purported to protect.
When a single company or interest has the power to overwhelm democracy's deliberative and decision making processes because investors reward rapid corporate growth over respect for local democracy, something is broken.
If Uber and Lyft choose to take their fight to the state level against basic local safety standards, the results may undermine the will of the voters and would certainly demonstrate a disregard for local democracy.