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  • CitiesSpeak

Regardless of party affiliation and policy disagreements, the model of local input in the federal process over the recent years should be replicated, not rejected.

This is a guest post by Mayor Craig Thurmond.…

Inauguration photo
Inauguration photo
  • CitiesSpeak

“When you look at maps of neighboring communities and ZIP codes and see significant disparities in life expectancy within a couple of miles – sometimes blocks – you’re compelled to advance policies to address those gaps in a meaningful way.” –…

Mayors and city leaders address health issues
Mayors and city leaders address health issues
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC is advocating for what may be cities’ most important federal priority in 2017: promoting a positive narrative around cities to the incoming administration and new lawmakers in Congress.

In the nation’s capital, the remarkable success…

White House
White House
  • CitiesSpeak

President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that one of the goals of his new administration is to get rid of federal regulations. Three on the chopping block of particular interest to state and local government include:

the Clean…
Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • CitiesSpeak

Your State of the City address has great potential to both inform your community and rally them to action – and success, of course, depends on the quality of your speech and its delivery. To aid in that effort, National League of Cities (NLC) has…

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto delivers his annual State of the City address on January 26, 2016. (photo: Pittsburgh City Paper)
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto delivers his annual State of the City address on January 26, 2016. (photo: Pittsburgh City Paper)
  • CitiesSpeak

On Thursday, Jan. 12, the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will host a webinar on how cities can comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements & improve outcomes for young adults with…

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Getty images
  • CitiesSpeak

Fully connected smart cities are coming. NLC’s latest report helps cities prepare for their arrival by providing local leaders with best practices in this arena.

Technology is changing us – and our cities – in an unprecedented way. This…

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Getty Images
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was co-authored by Peter Eckart, Alison Rein and Nick Wallace.

Data can be a powerful tool for understanding issues, making smarter decisions, and improving results – and city leaders can help build a culture of health by…

photo - The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data
photo - The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data
  • Fact Sheet

Most state and local employee retirement systems have substantial assets to weather the economic crisis.  As of September 2015, there is currently $3.56 trillion already set aside in pension trusts for current and future retirees.

Public…

  • Press Release

"Trends in Smart City Development" offers recommendations for every smart city plan

WASHINGTON — January 5, 2016 —  The National League of Cities (NLC) today released "Trends in Smart City Development," a new report featuring case studies…

Press Release
Press Release