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Infrastructure

One of the most important responsibilities of local government is maintaining and improving infrastructure – transportation, water/sewer, technology and communications – that benefits all residents. This area is also one of the biggest challenges for cities given the great cost and the limited funding available. Our research helps cities learn about traditional and more creative solutions in all areas of infrastructure.

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  • CitiesSpeak

Included in the administration’s first budget proposal is a $499 billion cut to one of the federal government’s most successful transportation funding programs: TIGER Grants.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging…

photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks
photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks
  • Research Report

To help local communities address the increased flooding expected from sea-level rise and more frequent extreme weather events, the Georgetown Climate Center designed a model sea-level rise ordinance to provide local governments with a template…

  • Research Report

Coastal communities are in need of practical tools to aid in adapting to sea-level rise. Inter-jurisdictional cooperation and legal maneuvering may be required to protect existing and planned development, infrastructure, and ecological resources…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Comprehensive community planning represents the most effective tool available for the implementation of a green infrastructure network. Requirements for community comprehensive plans vary from state to state, and certain regions within states,…

  • Research Report

A Complete Streets approach redefines what a street is intended to do, what goals a transportation agency is going to meet, and how the community will spend its transportation money. It breaks down the traditional separation of 'highways,' '…

Green City Center
Green City Center
  • Research Report

Complete Streets policies formalize a community's intent to plan, design, operate and maintain streets so they are safe for all users of all ages and abilities. Policies direct decision-makers to consistently fund, plan…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Before there were cars, there were streets that accommodated multiple modes of travel. After the advent of automobiles, transportation agencies increasingly built streets only for cars. Because these incomplete streets…

  • Issue Brief

The vibrant network of infrastructure in America’s cities is the economic competitive advantage that allows our 122.5 million households and 7.5 million businesses to lead the world in an increasingly globalized economy. Yet, we know that our…

  • Issue Brief

The vibrant network of infrastructure in America’s cities is the economic competitive advantage that allows our 122.5 million households and 7.5 million businesses to lead the world in an increasingly globalized economy. Yet, we know that our…

  • CitiesSpeak

Campaign rhetoric can give us insight into a politician’s perspective, even after they take office.

This is a guest post by Dr. Michael Pagano. 

The 2016 presidential campaign rhetoric was laced with…

photo - Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump
photo - Forecasting the Future of Cities Under President Trump