Cities at Work: Progressive Local Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class

Rhodes-Conway, Satya, and Joel Rogers. 2014. Cities at Work: Progressive Local Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class. COWS and the Mayors Innovation Project.

This report is based on the practical experience and struggle of elected officials across the country to move their communities onto the “high road” of shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government. Its goal is to arm progressive local elected leaders and advocates with a range of effective policies that, if adopted, would make a significant difference in getting on that high road. They will be able to use better democratic organization to add value, reduce waste, and capture and share locally the great benefits of doing both. Report summary.

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