Pew’s American Cities Project conducts original research on three main topics:
- The fiscal and economic challenges facing cities;
- The important demographic changes they are undergoing; and
- Their short- and long-term ability to deliver core services in the face of tight budgets and heightened needs.
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The Great Recession created fiscal challenges for American cities, many of which felt the impact of the downturn later than the federal and state governments and have been slow to recover. “America’s Big Cities in Volatile Times” looks across 30 of America’s big cities to examine how they navigated the worst U.S. economic downturn since the Great Depression, but each city had its own distinct... Read More
Stateline Editor Alan Ehrenhalt discusses the series’ findings about the historic and current relationship between state and local governments’ views and the possible effects on local communities. Read More
This report examines how America’s big cities navigated the worst U.S. economic downturn since the Great Depression. It focuses on post-recession revenue as compared with earlier peaks, explores future prospects, and considers cities’ remaining fiscal challenges and their ability to manage future uncertainty while continuing to provide key services to taxpayers. Read More