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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 2, 2017 — Following the news that at least 50 people were killed during a concert in Las Vegas, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

Vegas
Vegas

The 2017 City Fiscal Conditions survey of city finance officers reveals the start of fiscal contraction in the municipal sector following several years of post-recession growth. Several major findings taken together signal a slowdown on the…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — August 30, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of local economies released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that 84 percent of cities report their local economies have improved since 2016. The new report, Local Economic…

Mid-sized city
Mid-sized city
  • CitiesSpeak

Emergency medical service (EMS) staff can play a crucial role in the fight by administering the drug naloxone to help reduce opioid overdose.

This post was co-authored by Emma Lieberth and Rasheeda Senger.

photo - We Can Give Your City the Purchasing Power It Needs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
photo - We Can Give Your City the Purchasing Power It Needs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
  • CitiesSpeak

Here's how the city is partnering with several groups and organizations to create equitable access to nature programming for its youth.

This is a guest post by Tracy Muckey.

This spring, Yolanda and three…

photo - San Francisco Is Helping Kids Develop a Love of Nature
photo - San Francisco Is Helping Kids Develop a Love of Nature
  • CitiesSpeak

New research shows cities that prioritize the maintenance of public spaces and community assets are more likely to inspire civic trust, stewardship and participation in public life. Here are three key findings — and…

photo - Foundations of Civic Health: Neighborhood Order (and Disorder)
photo - Foundations of Civic Health: Neighborhood Order (and Disorder)
  • CitiesSpeak

The 2017 summit centered around how to finance resilient infrastructure and implement actions to build more resilient communities. Here are four key takeaways.

This post was co-authored by Katharine Burgess,…

photo - Planning a More Resilient Future: Four Takeaways From the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit
photo - Planning a More Resilient Future: Four Takeaways From the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit
  • CitiesSpeak

When it comes to reengaging disconnected youth with education and employment, three cities are reaching the same ambitious goals via different routes.

As the saying goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going,…

photo - Nearly Five Million Youth Are Out of School and Work. Here's How Three Cities Are Planning to Reengage Them.
photo - Nearly Five Million Youth Are Out of School and Work. Here's How Three Cities Are Planning to Reengage Them.
  • CitiesSpeak

What is the state of America's cities and towns? Where are our most successful and our most challenged communities? What should the federal government's role in cities be — and is there a road map to urban success?…

photo - In Congress, NLC Experts Discuss the State of America's Cities
photo - In Congress, NLC Experts Discuss the State of America's Cities