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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An analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts finds that borrowing in 30 large U.S. cities since the end of the Great Recession, which ran from late 2007 through mid-2009, was notably different from past recoveries. Read More
This brief focuses on the cities that anchor the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The fiscal health of the citiesvaried considerably in fiscal 2013, depending on their circumstances. Still, a number of trends emerge concerningthe cities’ revenue, spending, and reserves. Read More
Michigan’s handling of the contaminated water system in Flint calls attention to the role of a state government when one of its cities faces difficult financial and operating challenges. Read More