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For the first time in human history the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas – including 80 percent of Americans and 3 billion people worldwide. As you might expect, increasing population growth in cities leads to increasing…

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The lawyers and pundits will scour every word in the ruling by Judge Steven Rhodes declaring the City of Detroit eligible for bankruptcy. Truth be told, I’d probably find that exercise exhilarating! In the end however, it’s not the ruling from…

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This article originally appeared in Governing magazine.

As governments have worked over the past decade or so to take advantage of the dramatic opportunities offered by the Internet and other emerging technologies, the position of chief…

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Melissa Field and David Edinger will serve as presenters for the interactive seminar, “Denver’s Peak Performance: Planning, Resources, and Continuous Improvement,” at the Congress of Cities conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in…

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WASHINGTON— The National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director, Clarence Anthony issued the following statement in response to the federal government shutdown this evening:

“What a shame that Congress couldn't get its act together…

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With Congress trapped in budget battles and partisan gridlock, cities have emerged as the best source of government innovation. Two new reports by the Center for an Urban Future and NYU Wagner Innovation Labs demonstrate the growing vitality,…

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The National League of Cities, in partnership with the American Council on Germany (ACG), offers the John J. McCloy Fellowship in Urban Affairs each year.  The four Fellowships are awarded to mid-career local government professional staff and to…

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In one of the more innovative city government ideas of 2012, the City of Boston recently launched ‘City Hall To Go'…

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Boston, MA - Councilmember Jacquelyn Johnson of East Orange, New Jersey was elected the 2013 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC LEO) constituency group during the group's annual membership meeting this morning…

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BOSTON, MA — The National League of Cities (NLC) membership named Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Arizona, to lead the organization as president for 2013. The organization also elevated Chris Coleman, Mayor, St. Paul,…