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NLC Senior Consultant Jack Calhoun lays out four steps city leaders can take to build stronger, safer and more caring communities by building links between police and faith-based organizations.

This is a guest…

photo - How Law Enforcement and the Faith Community Can Work Together for Cities
photo - How Law Enforcement and the Faith Community Can Work Together for Cities
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Traditional approaches aren't working. Cities need to be intentional about targeting their economic development programs at the people and communities that are increasingly distant from the growth sectors of their local…

photo - Equity and Economic Development Must Go Hand in Hand
photo - Equity and Economic Development Must Go Hand in Hand
  • Research Report

The national context is ripe for food-based entrepreneurship, with the $1.8 trillion food industry comprising about 13 percent of the total economy.

This municipal action guide from the National League of Cities…

photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
  • CitiesSpeak

Some of the most successful breweries in the hugely competitive beer industry have pursued extremely aggressive programs for environmental conservation – and they’ve proven that it pays to be green.

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hops and grain
  • CitiesSpeak

A number of cases currently on the Court’s docket will directly impact local governments – and in two of those cases, a city is a named party.

*Indicates a case where the SLLC has filed or will file an amicus brief.

The cases on…

Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities can no longer look to their states or the federal government for funding – they need the authority to find creative local solutions. Fortunately, a patchwork of new and traditional tools and approaches is at their disposal.

As the…

bridge
bridge
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government.

A keynote speaker at NLC's next Leadership Summit, futurist…

  • CitiesSpeak

Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

This is…

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la police
  • CitiesSpeak

New strategies can empower city leaders to not only coordinate actions across multiple levels of government but stem the tide of addiction and substance abuse that is growing in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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drugs
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Bayfield, Colo. Mayor Rick Smith.

With less revenue, municipalities across the country are being asked to do more. While continually providing water, sewer and transportation services to their constituents, many…