Cities, Policy, Technology

Inclusive Smart Cities: D.C. Summit Recap

By Sara Murphy If you haven’t heard the term “smart cities” before, now is the time to do some Googling. This buzzword has been zinging around the public and private sectors in the U.S. recently and all signs indicate it’s a trend that’s here to stay. Smart cities collect and use data to anticipate and… Continue reading Inclusive Smart Cities: D.C. Summit Recap

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Law, Policy

Living in the District of Columbia: No (Real) Representation & Control by Congress

By Sara Murphy I’ve lived in the District of Columbia for a year now. There are at least three upsides to living in this beautiful city: nice views of the Capitol, free museums, and policy conferences out the wazoo. What I don’t like about living here is that I don’t have the full panoply of… Continue reading Living in the District of Columbia: No (Real) Representation & Control by Congress

Action, Policy, Uncategorized

Take Action: Write Your Representatives About Extending Debt Collection Protection

By the Persisterhood Staff Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA that at first glance seems uninteresting -- it’s about whether debt buyers are subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act -- but has important policy consequences.  As SCOTUS was quite clear that this is a… Continue reading Take Action: Write Your Representatives About Extending Debt Collection Protection