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  • CitiesSpeak

Giving proper support to the people who care for young children is really a matter of infrastructure in any city – and city leaders should treat it with that level of importance. Here are five key takeaways from the…

photo - Local Leaders Take on Tough Issues to Support the Early Childhood Workforce
photo - Local Leaders Take on Tough Issues to Support the Early Childhood Workforce
  • CitiesSpeak

What does it take to ensure cities are healthier places to live, learn, work and play? A strategy that engages the right stakeholders.

This post was co-authored by Kevin Barnett, Colby Dailey and Sue Pechilio…

photo - How Cities Can Support & Finance a Culture of Health
photo - How Cities Can Support & Finance a Culture of Health
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities across the country are thinking of new ways to use resources and community assets to strengthen their response to numerous challenges presented by the on-going impacts of climate change and sea-level rise.

photo - Mayors Continue to Forge a Path Towards Greater Urban Resilience
photo - Mayors Continue to Forge a Path Towards Greater Urban Resilience
  • CitiesSpeak

An attempt to shift the federal responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws to local governments is an unfunded mandate that diverts critical resources from local government programs.

This post was co-…

photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities
photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

When a company chooses a location for a major relocation or expansion, the details behind the decision aren’t often divulged in the media. This new podcast gives listeners an inside look at the site selection process,…

photo - downtown Reno, Nevada
photo - downtown Reno, Nevada
  • 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)