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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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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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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner explains why she places a high importance on sharing innovative solutions to the infrastructure challenges facing our cities and states.

As the author notes, it takes the coordination of hundreds of city…

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Senator Jim Inhofe explains why he is committed to addressing the infrastructure needs of the nation with the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

 

Wastewater treatment facilities like the one pictured here are a…

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Congressman Earl Blumenauer explains that the world of transportation is undertaking a radical change that makes vanishing fuel tax revenue the tip of the iceberg.

"Congress and the next administration need to provide real resources paired…

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The presumptive Republican nominee for president wasn’t the only one meeting with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan this week.

House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with NLC Director of Federal Advocacy Carolyn Coleman and local officials from…

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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 Infrastructure Week just around the corner, this week's talk…

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As a city leader, do you often face problems which require a collaborative approach from the private sector, the nonprofit sector, and state, local, and federal governments? NLCU's upcoming Leadership Summit will teach you how to foster strong,…

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The one-day event will provide a platform for America’s mayors to share their “big ideas” that are driving economic resilience within their communities.

On April 15th, the National League of Cities will convene in Miami Beach for an…

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This is an excerpt from City of the Future: Technology & Mobility, and the second in our “Viewpoints on the Future” blog series. Read the first one here.

Peter Torrellas has been working at the intersection of…

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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 about this initiative email robbins@nlc.org…

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