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New Menino Survey Of Mayors, From Boston University Initiative On Cities, Reveals Housing Affordability...
Mayors nationwide, from cities large and small, agree that housing availability and affordability is their most pressing concern and the top reason that people are moving away from their cities. Mayors are also deeply concerned by the consequences of climate change and agree that cities should play a strong role in mitigating the negative effects. At a time when cutbacks in federal and state funding threaten to adversely impact infrastructure and education, mayors are even willing to advocate for increased state and local taxes to close the budgetary gaps and enhance the quality of life for their constituents.
The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $4.6M grant to a coalition of Bay Area leaders to create the Bay Area: Resilient by Design Challenge – a competition that will engage regional innovators, policy makers, designers, architects, developers, and others in developing creative, realistic and long-lasting infrastructure solutions for the San Francisco Bay Area.