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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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Sep 15, 2016

The 25 best cities for women

Women face many unique challenges and dangers their male counterparts may not face in America's cities. These factors can influence residency decisions, economic development outcomes and public safety policy, among others. This list, compiled by personal finance site ValuePenguin, used 31 metrics across policy and representation, education and wealth, crime and healthcare to rank 261 cities as the best and worst cities for women to reside. The metrics were collected from federal agencies like the CDC, FBI and Census Bureau, as well as nonprofit groups like the Parents for Megan's Law and the Violence Policy Center. Is your city on the list?
Aug 26, 2016

Photos from NIGP Forum 2016

The 2016 NIGP Forum, held Aug. 21-24 in National Harbor, Md., featured 100 workshops and networking opportunities, a product expo showcasing nearly 200 suppliers, several notable keynote speakers and the presentation of several awards to distinguished public procurement professionals and teams. Nearly 1,000 public procurement professionals attended the Forum. View highlights and photos from the event in this gallery.

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.

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