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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 7: The Ethics of Avoiding the Extremes of Sports

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: Since we've already dealt with the Greek notion of the Golden Mean as applied to Success and the Family, I'm going to dispense once again wit...

A Cities Revolution: No More Orlandos, No More Guns

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Get together, make a new social contract, keep your citizens safe. Take on the Feds, take on the courts, take on those craven legislators bought or cowed by the NRA, and tell them there will be no more guns in our cities. Period.

The Movement to Transform Data Into Action in US Cities

Michele Jolin | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Michele Jolin

From crime reduction to eliminating blighted properties, cities across the country are using data to improve services, meaningfully engage residents, and make better decisions.

Prioritize Health of Citizens Over Industrial Lobbies

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

Our day-to-day lives are punctuated by peaks in pollution levels, largely caused by vehicle emissions, that result in serious health problems. We therefore assume with determination our mission to protect public health and the climate.

After COP21, Cities (Not States) Will Lead the Way on Climate Action

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

I've just spent the last week in Paris covering the Paris Climate Talks, or COP21. The covering was productive; the COP itself, well, I suppose that d...

Bloomberg: Cities Are On The Front Lines Of Climate Change Battle

The Huffington Post | Lance Gould | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact

PARIS -- Cities have the solutions to fight climate change. So said Michael Bloomberg -- former Mayor of New York City and current board president of ...

WATCH: Why Mayors Are Key in the Fight Against Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green

As world leaders and politicians alike take on global warming at the Paris Climate Summit, the solution to our environmental problems may be in the ha...

Iowa City Council Candidates Inspire Vote With Climate Action, Green Economy Initiatives

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While the nation focuses on the presidential caucus races, the extraordinary campaigns of four Iowa City council candidates in November's upcoming election have inspired local voters to put the famed "UNESCO City of Literature" in the forefront of flourishing green economy and climate action proposals.

The Smart Choice for Cities: Welcome Immigrants, Don't Stigmatize Them

Steven Choi | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Steven Choi

In his historic speech to Congress, Pope Francis hailed the welcoming values of acceptance and diversity that the United States represents throughout the world.

Vatican Mayors Summit Spots Pope on Municipal Pulpit

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Speaking truth to power and the publics, the encyclical encouraged a radical reorientation in how we communicate with each other and coexist with the natural world. What a welcome wake-up call.

Choosing a Mayor May Be More Important Than Choosing a President

John M. Eger | Posted 06.26.2016 | Technology
John M. Eger

Let's be frank. The strength of America's economy and as well as our political prowess in the world are inextricably linked. Cities -- not the Federal government -- are best positioned to renew and reinvent America for the new, global, knowledge-based economy.

The Devolution Revolution

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

A governance revolution is underway, founded on the irresistible rise of cities and the ongoing decline of sovereign nation states. That revolution is already evident in countries from Italy and France to China and the United States and opens a chapter in the history of democracy in which public power is localized but not privatized and thus made more, rather than less, democratic.

Jesse Rifkin

How These Mayors Rise Above The Stress Of Their Demanding Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Politicians occasionally feel compelled to tell us how hard they're working (and how little they're sleeping), but is that a lifestyle that really pos...

A Plot for Pridemore Is in Need of a Hero

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.03.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Recently I stumbled upon a first time novelist named Stephen Roth. His book is titled A Plot for Pridemore and it is one of those books that grabs you in the first few pages and just won't turn loose. I had intended just to sample it but before I knew it, I was hooked.

WATCH: How Can We Make Our Cities Better?

Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of The Aspen Institute's most innovative p...

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Anne Hidalgo

From Rio to Paris to Istanbul to Durban to Seoul, city mayors are already making great progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and minimizing climate risks.

Meet The Mayors From Around The World Transforming Their Cities

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

In a blog post last year, Huffington Post Media Group President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomber...

Harnessing Government Technology for Good

Ben Hecht | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

It's no surprise that technology has changed how people interact and redefined our notion of community. What you may not know is the extent to which g...

De Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Thursday that he's joining the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was co-f...

2013 a Year for Green Accomplishments: Looking Ahead as New Mayors Take the Helm

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.16.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

If 2013 was the "year of the bike share," will 2014 see continued growth in both the number of bikes and riders? Or will the novelty wear off and costs go up?

Our 13 Favorite Books of 2013

Bruce Katz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Books
Bruce Katz

As 2013 comes to a close, here are 13 books (and a bonus e-book) you should investigate if you want to know more about why cities and metros matter, about the magnitude of the challenges that they are taking on, and about how they can do better.

24 Embarrassing Mayors Who Prove We're Better Than Canada At This

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In a comically Canadian exchange, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to reporters Tuesday that he'd smoked crack during one of his "drunken stupors." ...

Hey cosmetics industry: get your plastic out of the Great Lakes!

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Susan Cosier, OnEarthGot an exfoliating face wash in your medicine cabinet? You might not know it, but that face wash--along, most likely, with som...

Is the Nation-State Really Dying?

John M. Eger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John M. Eger

After the last few weeks, Americans have lost patience with our Federal government and in fact, thoughtful observers like Benjamin Barber, author of I...

Time to End the Internet's Tax-Free Ride

Tom Cochran | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Tom Cochran

By leveling the playing field, all businesses will be able compete in a fair and equitable way. Brick and mortar stores will no longer be used as mere showrooms for merchandise that consumers end up purchasing online at a discount because of the absence of a sales tax.