Local Government


How Feeding Hungry Children Strengthens Local Economies

Professor Maureen Berner gave a talk at TEDx Talk at Wake Forest University on the North Carolina Hunger Project, which tracks hunger and food insecurity in the state. 

Raleigh Planners Keep Growth Engine Tuned

The planning and economic development departments within the Raleigh government have successfully catapulted the city into national rankings for growth and economics...

City Planning Profiles: Raleigh

Below, Bowers discusses the factors that make Raleigh one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, how the public and digital media play a role in city planning and how the Raleigh of today compares to the Raleigh of 10-15 years ago...

The Keys to Safer, Bike-Friendlier Communities

When tens of thousands of experienced and not-so-experienced bicyclists hit the nation’s roads this May to celebrate National Bike Month, will they return home safely? The answer depends largely on local policy and planning decisions years in the making. Let’s take a look at what public and nonprofit leaders in large and small communities can learn from three of the bike-friendliest cities in the United States...

Decade of Destruction: The High Cost of Hurricanes [Infographic]

Katrina. Wilma. Sandy. During the past 10 years, these names have unfortunately become common parts of the American lexicon. They symbolize a decade that featured 15 of the costliest hurricanes on record that resulted in thousands of casualties, millions of destroyed homes, and more than $310 billion in total damage...

 

Women Leaders in North Carolina Government: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

Director, manager, administrator, and mayor are all titles given to leaders serving in the state and local government. In North Carolina, there is a disproportionately small number of women who hold these titles...