City GOP is a new organization that seeks to help Republicans win cities. Republicans are losing the city vote. Once the party of the big city mayor, Republicans now control only three mayoral seats in the 25 most populated cities and fewer than roughly 20% of the city council seats in the top 25 most highly populated cities. It’s a trend that doesn't bode well for the party’s future electoral success, given the tremendous population growth and density in urban centers. This will only worsen, unless Republicans change something. Republicans can win cities by learning about the problem, finding solutions, and implementing them. Join us in our effort to support Republicans running in cities, so America's cities can have a brighter future!

Market Urbanism examines how market forces and respect for property rights enable complex, yet vibrant and economically robust communities and regions to emerge through the “spontaneous order” of the land use and transportation marketplace. When left to market forces, as opposed to intervention, land use patterns and transportation systems better reflect the diverse needs and desires of individuals in society. Such a society would be economically and environmentally more efficient and just than when imposed in a top-down fashion by government.

City Journal is the nation’s premier urban-policy magazine, “the Bible of the new urbanism,” as London’s Daily Telegraph puts it. During the Giuliani Administration, the magazine served as an idea factory as the then-mayor revivified New York City, quickly becoming, in the words of the New York Post, “the place where Rudy gets his ideas.” The Public Interest went further, calling City Journal “the magazine that saved the city.”

Restless Urbanist is an urban blog run by conservative Edward Erfurt. He is a passionate urban designer who has been working with communities to design and implement walkable communities for almost 10 years. His work follows the principles outlined in the Charter of the New Urbanism, and promotes traditional town planning principles common in America prior to the 1950′s. His philosophy of design and placemaking focuses on promoting cities, towns, and neighborhoods, which are beautiful and of lasting value. This body of work builds on the unique character that makes the tapestry of place.Edward has followed his passion for urban design and placemaking through his work in communities across America. He has developed Pattern Books and Community Vision Books across the country that on regional patterns and the crucial connection between people and their community.

This passion has led to his blog Restless Urbanist, where he shares his candid and person observations of the built world.
The Seamless City: A Conservative Mayor's Approach to Urban Revitalization that Can Work Anywhere

How do we keep America great? Rick Baker, former mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, provides a compelling—and challenging—answer: by making American cities great. And great cities are built first of all through strong leadership.

During his two terms in office, Rick Baker worked toward a clear, uncompromising goal: to make St. Petersburg the best city in America. He led a downtown renaissance, rebuilt the most economically depressed area of the city, attracted businesses, worked to reduce violent crime, and made public schools a city priority—all with measurable results. The Seamless City offers practical advice, based on his nine years of experience in City Hall, to show how every mayor and city council can make their city dramatically better.
In The Seamless City you'll step behind the scenes of city government to learn:
  • How maintaining basic amenities, like running water, requires constant vigilance—and sometimes tough decisions on the part of city leadership
  • Why a vibrant downtown is essential to attract businesses and create jobs · Why the most effective leadership is servant leadership
  • How to find and implement the most effective solutions to a city's most challenging problems
  • Why city government needs to regard the city as a seamless whole, with no section underserved or overlooked is a site devoted to analyzing and discussing the places where we live and work. We want to know not only what is happening, but also how you, your company and your community can best adapt to rapidly changing conditions. We welcome your writing, your thoughts on the site, and your insights on economic development, metropolitan demographics, and community leadership.

The Urban Counterculture - An online community of black urban and inner-city conservatives.

The Urban Conservative Platform: Effective, Practical Policy Directives for Urban Renewal

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