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  • CitiesSpeak

NLC recently joined a community forum on hazard adaptation and mitigation in the city of Annapolis, Maryland, where federal, state and local agencies were working together to take action on climate change. Here’s what we…

photo - How One Small City Is Making Big Moves in Resilience Planning
photo - How One Small City Is Making Big Moves in Resilience Planning
  • CitiesSpeak

Through new approaches, community outreach and education, and even legal action, municipal governments are continuing to lead the most comprehensive efforts to date in the battle against widespread opioid addiction.…

photo - Local Governments Continue to Fight the Opioid Crisis
photo - Local Governments Continue to Fight the Opioid Crisis
  • CitiesSpeak

Working with NLC through the CHAMPS initiative, a cohort of small cities in Alabama is showing the rest of the country how they are successfully increasing access to out-of-school time meals for children.

Cities…

photo - Low on Funds? Your City Can Still Provide Nutritional Meals to Children Outside School.
photo - Low on Funds? Your City Can Still Provide Nutritional Meals to Children Outside School.
  • CitiesSpeak

At an uncertain time for federal transportation policy, local elected officials across the country are rolling up their sleeves and adopting a “do it yourself” ethos — and the result is often surprising.

This is…

photo - All Transportation Is Local
photo - All Transportation Is Local
  • CitiesSpeak

The next phase in this NLC initiative can help your city better allocate scarce resources as well as improve public safety and overall outcomes for young adults.

Close to home in cities, jails open up the "front…

photo - How Your City Can Receive Technical Assistance to Reduce the Use of Jails
photo - How Your City Can Receive Technical Assistance to Reduce the Use of Jails
  • CitiesSpeak

Our annual analysis of mayoral State of the City addresses shows that cities are increasingly focusing on workforce and small business development through an equity lens. Here’s how several mayors from around the country…

photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
photo - Economic Priorities at City Hall: Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Equity
  • CitiesSpeak

With a booming population representative of a wide variety of cultures, the town of Morrisville, North Carolina, has found that its East Meets West festival not only celebrates its diverse residents but serves as a…

photo - How One Small Town in North Carolina Celebrates Cultural Diversity
photo - How One Small Town in North Carolina Celebrates Cultural Diversity
  • CitiesSpeak

The city of Santa Fe is proof that small cities can take the lead and set an example for larger cities when it comes to resource management.

This is a guest post by Eric West.

For Small Cities Month, NLC…

photo - How One Small City Makes a Big Impact on Resource Management
photo - How One Small City Makes a Big Impact on Resource Management
  • Research Report

City leaders know their cities thrive when their residents are healthy and financially secure. Health insurance coverage, whether through the private market or government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance…

photo - Youth Employment and Financial Capability: A Municipal Action Guide
photo - Youth Employment and Financial Capability: A Municipal Action Guide
  • CitiesSpeak

The city's Better Together initiative has resulted in a community action plan focused on six steps that promote equity and community dialogue among residents.

This is a guest post by Linda Harris.

What is…

photo - 6 Ways the City of Decatur Became a Model of Inclusion, Diversity & Citizen Engagement
photo - 6 Ways the City of Decatur Became a Model of Inclusion, Diversity & Citizen Engagement