When it comes to public administration on the local level, it is important to showcase the advantages of living in your city. Indeed, the more people you can attract to your city, the more of a tax base you will have — resulting in more funds to use on civic improvements. These improvements then attract even more people who want to live in your city.

One of the best ways to gain recognition is to be name one of the best places to live by one ranking or another. These types of lists get good publicity, and can provide a way for you to get the word out about your city. Here are some of the most interesting “best places to live” rankings for 2011: (more…)

One of the biggest challenges of our modern world is how to use urban spaces to their best advantage. Public administrators and civil engineers have their work cut out for them. Urban planning requires thoughtful decisions about how to use city space, and how to create cityscapes that serve people, as well as serve function. If you are interested in public administration, and learning more about urban planning, you can watch these 50 YouTube videos that address urban planning: (more…)