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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

The residents of Flint, Michigan, have been unable to use their own taps for months – and now fears of Shigellosis make the need for congressional action more pressing than ever.

The recent…

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levee
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Many people believe that when their water or sewer service lines leak, break or clog, the repair is either the responsibility of the City or covered by their homeowner’s insurance. Unfortunately, neither is the case.

Myths about the cause…

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repair pipe photo
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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. To compliment the release of our new report, Cities and…

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In addition to facing the deteriorating state of America’s existing infrastructure, city leaders are faced with the added complexity of investing in new, smarter infrastructure that can support and augment a 21st century economy.

“There is…

Bridge
Bridge
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As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we’ll be featuring a new video focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week’s edition, Mooresville, North Carolina, Commissioner…

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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…

tech
tech
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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…

yosemite
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…

boston
boston
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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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bridge