The Supreme Court Rules Cities Can Be Victims of Housing Discrimination

Miami’s lawsuit against Bank of America and Wells Fargo now returns to a federal appeals court in Atlanta.

Mapping Miami’s Flood Risk and Other Resiliency Challenges

An important question facing communities in South Florida: “How do we get the right information we need to inform changes in building codes and prioritizing infrastructure for investment?”

5 Cities Take Smart City Planning to the Next Level

From engaging underserved populations to preparing for climate change’s most devastating effects, these cities have their work cut out for them.

Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Gives Some Local Governments Pause

Miami-Dade County leads a flurry of jurisdictions distancing themselves from “sanctuary city” status for fear of losing federal grant money.

‘Zika Isn’t Gone, It’s Sleeping’

State and local governments will continue to confront a difficult and potentially costly public health challenge this year.

Pesticides Aren’t the Best Way to Fight Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

Chemical spraying is less sustainable than other mosquito-fighting methods, and may give people a false sense of security.

The Realities of Sea-Level Rise in Miami's Low-Income Communities

While Miami Beach pours money into adaptation, residents in other parts of the county are waiting for the help they need.

Miami-Area Mayors vs. Florida Dept. of Health; Montana’s Fish Kill Economic Impacts

Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: A Google Maps vanishing act; a stinky reservoir in Columbus, Ohio; expensive suicide nets for Golden Gate Bridge.

Zika Travel Advisory Could Harm Tax Collections in Miami

Revenue implications could grow more serious if the current warning is expanded or lasts through the winter tourism season, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Miami’s Grim Water-Logged Future; New Mexico City Faces Push to Dissolve

Also: Denver spends comparatively little to ease homelessness and Maine town tries to tackle heroin abuse.

The Movement to Make Legal Codes More Accessible Expands in Miami

Decoding legal jargon is catching on in state and local jurisdictions.

'Business Courts' Take on Complex Corporate Conflicts

Specialized courts that handle business disputes have been created in more than two dozen states, an effort to unclog the courts and make them speedier and more efficient.

Miami’s New ‘Housing First’ Approach for Homelessness; Nevada Breathes a Sigh of Relief

Also: More criticism of Port Authority management in New York and New Jersey and white nationalists buy up land in Kansas and Nebraska towns.

For Smart Cities Like Miami, Streetlights Are Just the Beginning

Networking streetlights lays the infrastructural groundwork for a host of other smart devices.

Mississippi Happy to Take Louisiana’s Movie Business; California Farmers Happy to Take Modesto’s Sewer Water

Also: The Internet makes public sector conservation a success, Florida’s Rick Scott making the public pay to be shunned and a Miami neighborhood halts spillover gentrification, for now.

GovJams Apply Design Thinking to Local Issues

Two U.S. cities—Charlotte and Miami—hosted events engaging citizens to creatively prototype solutions to self-identified local government problems over the weekend.

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