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There are many ways cities are created, and there exists considerable variation in their power and authority. We’ve created these public resources to help enhance understanding of local government.

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  • CitiesSpeak

Boston’s Innovation District has brought more than 5,000 new jobs to the area since 2010. But how sustainable is the clustering concept when the public sector takes a hands-off approach and the rent skyrockets?

This is a guest post by The…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Our full roundup of the latest Supreme Court developments covers a wide variety of cases relevant to cities.

 

2016 is looking to be a big year for the Supreme Court. Here's what cities need to know about the issues under…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was generally supportive of local government, and his passing leaves many questions as to how the nation's highest court will rule in upcoming cases affecting cities.

Justice Scalia’s death came…

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Supreme Court
  • CitiesSpeak

More than 100 congressional staff, local officials, and media members gathered in the U.S. Capitol to hear NLC leaders explain the role of local government in infrastructure projects including clean water, transit, and broadband internet.

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  • CitiesSpeak

Philadelphia is a city that has implemented a set of successful policies aimed at attracting and retaining talent in the last decade. During that same period, the city’s population grew by 100,000.

Talent attraction…

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  • CitiesSpeak

“Local governments are competing to be the most progressive, the most innovative, to lure the most Millennials, and to be at the forefront of the new American 21st century city.”

This is an excerpt from City of…

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  • Press Release

Rose Fellow and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia spoke today on a plenary panel on the need for more inclusive cities at the PolicyLink #‎Equity2015‬ Summit.

  • Press Release

The National League of Cities' (NLC) Annual Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the conclusion of the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. All direct member cities are entitled to vote at this…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Bayfield, Colo. Mayor Rick Smith.

With less revenue, municipalities across the country are being asked to do more. While continually providing water, sewer and transportation services to their constituents, many…

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This is a recap from Big Ideas for Small Business, NLC’s national peer network helping local governments accelerate effort to support small businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. To learn more, email robbins@nlc.org.

Small businesses…

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