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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

Like so many aspects of our national infrastructure, internet service has become such an integral part of our work, our personal lives, and our social interactions that we tend to take it for granted; we don’t often pay much attention to the…

FCC
FCC
  • Case Studies & Practices
Background

In the fall of 2011, community leaders including the City Manager, General Manager of the City's Water and Electric Board, Executive Director of the area's St. Vincent DePaul Society, and the President of the county's Home Builders…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Leaders from the City and County of San Francisco have several formal partnerships with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and San Francisco State University. The city also joined with the City College of San Francisco, SFUSD, and…

  • CitiesSpeak

Nearly every boulevard, avenue, road or side street in America is lined with opportunities to reduce energy consumption and save important municipal dollars. Street lights in the United States are estimated to use as much energy as six million…

Streetlights
Streetlights
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities across the country are taking a holistic, long-term approach to developing their transportation systems.

“One big pothole.” This is how former Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has frequently described the state of…

Railway
Railway
  • Press Release

This week, NLC joined local governments and water utility and industry leaders to call attention to the state of our nation's aging infrastructure, the staggering need for water infrastructure investments and the impact that such investment would…

NLC's Clarence Anthony speaks at the Water Works! congressional briefing
NLC's Clarence Anthony speaks at the Water Works! congressional briefing
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC is celebrating 90 years of making cities better place to live. Read the anniversary kick-off letter from NLC President Chris Coleman, and the first blog in this 90th anniversary series.

As NLC continues to celebrate its 90th…

Subway
Subway
  • CitiesSpeak

James Brooks, Roger Williams and Mark Weinheimer contributed to this post.

Far too many in this country face a transportation infrastructure that is woefully inadequate, limiting opportunities and increasing costs in terms of people’s time…

st. paul light rail
st. paul light rail
  • Press Release

Since last reported on by NLC in December, 2012, the state of Oregon has covered a lot of mileage (ouch!) in its efforts to identify and put into place the next road user charge program. 

It is serendipitous that Oregon is a leader in…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the sixth in a seven-part series about mayors’ 2012 State of the City Speeches. As the rest of America waits for the Federal Government to get its act together and pass a comprehensive transportation bill, cities across the country are…