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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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“We must dedicate adequate resources to ensuring that we are protecting our most critical infrastructure – and continued dialogue and cooperation between the public and private sectors at all levels is paramount.”

Cybersecurity is the…

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WaterNow Alliance is partnering with NLC to help cities implement a new paradigm that aligns water supply with sustainability.

This is a guest post by Cynthia Koehler.

Much of America’s urban water infrastructure is aging and in…

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yosemite
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As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. With our recent focus on infrastructure, this week's talk centers…

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As rents are skyrocketing in cities around the country, smart city policy has an important role to play in keeping commercial space affordable and appropriate for local entrepreneurs.

In Boston’s innovation district, the support…

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Cities can no longer look to their states or the federal government for funding – they need the authority to find creative local solutions. Fortunately, a patchwork of new and traditional tools and approaches is at their disposal.

As the…

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For Infrastructure Week 2016, we asked several prominent leaders, including Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Mayor Patrick Wojahn, and Senator Jim Inhofe, to share their thoughts on American infrastructure now and in the future. Here's what they had…

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As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. As this is Infrastructure Week, this week's talk centers on one…

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College Park, Maryland, Mayor Patrick Wojahn explains why so many local governments are investing in trails – and walking and biking – as a means of transportation.

“While local officials have historically seen trail networks primarily…

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As Arlington, Texas, Mayor Pro Tempore Sheri Capehart notes, closing the broadband adoption gap is where city leaders can shine.

Six Flags amusement park rises above the skyline of Arlington, Texas. The city has crafted a unique plan to…

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infrastructure
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Mayor Craig Thurmond shares exactly how the practice of placing a high level of importance on maintaining and expanding infrastructure has resulted in successful economic outcomes for his city.

“Downtown…

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