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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.

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Aug 04, 2016

The 50 worst U.S. cities in which to live

U.S. and global equity analysis firm 24/7 Wall Street determined the 50 worst cities to live in the U.S. using a combination of income levels, poverty and employment rates, ease of access to attractions, education levels and housing pricing data. See if your city is on the list.
Jul 29, 2016

The top 10 cities for public transportation

Financial strategy company SmartAsset ranked the top 10 cities for public transit based on U.S. Census survey data. Is your city on the list?
Jul 22, 2016

Mayors and other experts weigh in on second-half 2016 government budgets

Are government budgets growing in the second half of 2016? Mayors and other officials offer their views in this gallery.
Jul 18, 2016

The 15 safest cities in America

According to city information compiler Niche, these are the 25 safest cities in the U.S., based on rates of crime, unemployment and poverty.
Apr 29, 2016

Mayors and other experts weigh in on 2016 government budgets

Are government budgets growing in 2016? Mayors and other officials offer their views in this gallery.
Apr 26, 2016

Top 15 places to live for job happiness has ranked the fifty largest U.S. cities based on a five star scale of job satisfaction, as gleaned from its database of over 10 million anonymous employee reviews.
Mar 04, 2016

Pothole artist seeks funds to produce more tile art

Jim Bachor, the Picasso of Potholes, artistically repairs chuckholes with mosaic tiles. He’s crowdfunding so he can continue to make a dent in the pothole population.
Mar 02, 2016

Top 10 best places to live

Check out the top 10 best places to live, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Feb 26, 2016

Public art thrives in Seattle, thanks to funding set-aside program

Thanks to Seattle’s percent-for-art ordinance, residents and visitors can view publicly funded art in parks, libraries, community centers, on roadways, bridges and other public venues. View a sample of public art treasures.
Feb 24, 2016

Top 10 family-friendly cities

According to Apartment List, these are the top 10 cities for young families in America.

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