Urban Affairs

Policy Radio| Karen Freeman-Wilson’s Blueprint for Gary

This week on Chicago Policy Radio, Jim Howes sits down with Mayor Freeman-Wilson to talk about her tenure as Gary’s mayor so far and the progress the city has made recently.

IOU: Does Democracy Always Deliver for Taxpayers?

A study of elected versus appointed treasurers finds that cities could save millions of dollars annually by entrusting their finances to bureaucrats.

Focus on Finance: A Changing of the Guard in Boston

Meredith Weenick discusses managing rising benefit obligations during a transition in leadership.

Policy Radio | Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy at Chicago’s Center for Neighborhood Technology, on Urban Sustainability

This week, Jim Howes sits down with Jacky Grimshaw to talk about urban sustainability in Chicago and around the world.

Human Capital and the Fight Against Poverty in Mexico

Harris School of Public Policy alum David García-Junco discusses his career combatting poverty through the health and human capital sectors.

Focus on Finance: Fort Worth’s Budget Balancing Act

Fort Worth’s Assistant City Manager Susan Alanis discusses the role that city personnel, elected officials, and state funding play in the City’s finances.

Policy Radio | City Controller Ronald Green on Houston’s Finances

This week, Daniel O'Keefe talks with Controller Green about the financial issues facing the city of Houston.

The Metropolitan Revolution: A Conversation with Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution shares his views on cities, metros, and Detroit.

Focus on Finance: Funding the Future of Nashville

Nashville’s Director of Finance Richard Riebeling discusses crafting sustainable cities through financing infrastructure, incentivizing tourism, and promoting fiscal transparency.

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