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Metropolitan Regions

Obama's Broadband Legacy

John M. Eger | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

We know the White House's thoughts on net neutrality and Obama's message to the FCC that the Internet is something everyone needs to survive in the new economy. But less understood is the president's thinking about the rise of cities, or, more precisely, metropolitan regions and region states, and the importance of broadband in spurring economic development.

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.

Kerry's American Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Today, a rare thing happened in the United States Senate. A major bill was unveiled aiming to invest in America's infrastructure.

Considering the Re-Authorization of the Nation's Surface Transportation Program

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

Representatives of the New York metropolitan region have a special responsibility to advocate for increased federal funding for mass transit.

Village Green: Dramatic New Maps Show the Geography of US Carbon Emissions

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

The maps demonstrate vividly that, although emissions on a per-acre basis are greatest in highly urban areas, it is in the suburbs and outlying areas where we pollute the most on a per-household basis.