Solutions

Our Solutions section documents ways cities in the United States can mitigate against the actions of a federal government that is quickly becoming an unreliable partner. For a broader range of challenges and solutions for cities, please by visit websites listed in our directory.

Local Capacity Building

City governments and their residents must plan for Federal budget cuts today, so we have a stronger negotiating position against ...
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Municipal Currency Systems

Recent advances in blockchain technology, the same basic technology used by Bitcoin, enable governments of all types to create their ...
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Place-based Political Structures

Over the last fifty years, the percentage of people around the globe living in urban areas has increased from 30% ...
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Common space for exchange: cities in transition and citizen struggles | P2P Foundation

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How has activism in Spain produced new political platforms that are victorious in municipal elections? Are there stories, lessons, methods ...
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Preparing for Trump’s Presidency by Upgrading Municipal Operations

Trump has already threatened that he will limit federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that don’t adopt his immigration policies. Different ...
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Sanctuary Cities Must Prepare for Tough Negotiations with the Federal Government

Within a few weeks of Trump’s victory, mayors of big cities throughout America, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles ...
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Mobilizing the Civic Tech Community

The more Trump squeezes the finances of a city, the more its residents need to support each other. This support ...
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We Need Political Structures for Metro Areas

Over the last fifty years, the percentage of people around the globe living in urban areas has increased from 30% ...
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Do It Yourself

While some of the strategies above might reference New York City specifically, they could also be used by municipal and state governments around the country and the world.

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