GovBeat: cities

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/11/2013

What hunger and homelessness look like in America’s cities

A new 25-city survey of mayors shows the deteriorating state of hunger and homelessness.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, food aid, Food Stamps

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Map: The top 10 places where Facebook users checked in this year

The list reflects some of America’s tourism hubs.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, maps

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Facebook breaks down the geography of a viral pro-gay-marriage campaign

Some 2.77 million U.S. users participated in the late-March pro-gay marriage campaign.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, Facebook, gay marriage, gay rights, maps, newsletter

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/26/2013

The 25 best Zip codes for renting to hipsters

Hipsters are good for local economies, according to RealtyTrac.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, demographics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Watch decades of economic expansion in 5 American cities from space

Thanks to Google, we can now see what urban growth looks like.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, housing, Visuals

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Cities felt recession’s challenges well after recovery began

The nation’s largest cities felt the brunt of the recession long after state and federal governments.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, economy, income tax, newsletter, Revenue, sales tax, States, taxes

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Nobody cares about mayoral races

All politics is local, but voters don’t care. Just 7.8 percent of registered voters turned out in San Bernardino.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:32 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, cities, States, turnout, voting

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Cities report improving fiscal health

After years of recession, city revenue streams are rising again -- slowly.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budgets, cities, States, taxes

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

How parking meters killed privatization of Midway Airport

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel remembered how badly a deal to privatize the city’s parking meters went.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicago, cities, midway, parking meters, privatization, public private partnerships, States