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Listen to American City & County's editors discuss news and trends in public policy, technology, public works, public safety and finance with local government leaders and experts. The interviews are targeted to educate and entertain state and local government officials on topics of current interest and professional development.

To suggest a podcast topic or interview subject, e-mail Managing Editor Lindsay Isaacs with a summary of your idea and include your contact information.

Jul 18, 2018

The 10 cities where populations are swelling the most

24/7 Wall St. examined data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program and came up with the 50 American metropolitan areas that saw the highest increases in population between 2010 and 2017. We've included the top 10 here, along with relevant U.S. Census data. Is your city located in the metropolitan areas listed here?
Jul 06, 2018

The 25 U.S. cities where populations are declining most

Financial news site 24/7 Wall St. examined data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program and came up with the 50 American metropolitan areas from which the most people are moving away. We've included the top 25 here, alongside relevant U.S. Census data. Is your city on the list?
Jun 18, 2018

The 10 cities in America with the lowest quality of life

The quality of life varies drastically from city to city, and although the economy is showing signs of strength and other positive indicators are growing, many communities are still struggling.
Jun 08, 2018

The 10 best cities in which to live for 2018

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the 125 best cities to live in for 2018 based on national data. We've included the top 10 cities here. Is your city on the list?
May 22, 2018

The 10 most dangerous cities in America

The National Council for Home Safety and Security determined the municipalities that had the most violent crime in the U.S. Is your city among the top 10?
Mar 28, 2018

Top 10 fastest growing metro areas

It's no secret that the nation's cities are growing, but which metro areas are seeing the biggest increases in population? The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population figures for Americas largest urban centers for 2017. Is your city on the list?
Mar 05, 2018

The best and worst state capitals to live in

Personal finance site WalletHub compared and ranked all 50 state capitals according to their livability based on 51 metrics across the categories of health and education quality, affordability, quality of life and economic well-being. Where did your state's capital land in the rankings?
Jan 23, 2018

The top 10 moving destinations of 2017

Truck rental company Penske released its top moving destinations for 2017 based on one-way truck rental reservations made throughout the previous year. Is your city on the list?
Nov 21, 2017

The 10 U.S. cities offering the best quality of life

Financial advice and technology site NerdWallet analyzed 177 U.S. cities with over 150,000 people using data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey to determine which U.S. cities offer the best quality of life. Is your city among them?
Oct 30, 2017

Top 10 cities for UFO sightings

Just in time for Halloween, data shows residents of these 10 cities are the most likely to see unexplained lights in the sky. Are they visitors from another world, experimental aircraft or just overactive imaginations? No one knows for sure, but for believers, the truth is out there.

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