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  • CitiesSpeak

It’s been a tough month for the city of Charlottesville. As Vice Mayor, as the only African American on the city council and as a person, I know that it will take Charlottesville — and the rest of the country — time to heal. As we look back the…

Charlottesville.
Charlottesville.
  • CitiesSpeak

Across the country, children are returning from summer break for a new school year. For cities, the back-to-school season means intensifying their work to ensure that youth are supported — both in and out of the classroom.

In their State…

Children board a schoolbus, by Getty.
Children board a schoolbus, by Getty.
  • Toolkit

The catastrophic flooding and winds of Hurricane Harvey impacted millions of Americans across Texas and Louisiana. Now, as Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms recorded, is downgraded to a tropical storm, the process of rescue and…

Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey
  • CitiesSpeak

In response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, the National League of Cities is celebrating #InclusionWeek to support diversity, inclusivity, and hope in America’s cities.

On Saturday, a white nationalist…

Mayor Catherine Pugh.
Mayor Catherine Pugh.
  • CitiesSpeak

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new program aimed at elevating local climate engagement activities by its members and affiliates in nearly 19,000 American cities and towns.

This post was co…

photo - NLC Launches Local Climate Solutions Engagement Program
photo - NLC Launches Local Climate Solutions Engagement Program
  • CitiesSpeak

Marketing your community’s unique assets is crucial to building a sustainable local economy.

There’s no single, standard definition of economic development, but according to the National League of Cities (NLC)…

photo - Showcasing Your City Just Got Easier
photo - Showcasing Your City Just Got Easier
  • CitiesSpeak

All cities have blighted neighborhoods with potential that simply need a little sun and water to grow, and it’s micro-level community efforts that constitute that nourishment. Guest author Jack Calhoun shares an…

photo - Hope Is a Vineyard
photo - Hope Is a Vineyard
  • CitiesSpeak

Mayors play an important role in reinforcing the values of their cities and their residents.

When tensions and uncertainty across the nation are very high, mayors have a responsibility to remind us what we have…

photo - Mayors Embrace Inclusive Values Amidst Hate
photo - Mayors Embrace Inclusive Values Amidst Hate
  • CitiesSpeak

This week, more than 250 city leaders convened in Cleveland for the National League of Cities 2017 Summer Board and Leadership Meeting.

Hosted by NLC President Matt Zone, the meeting provided a platform for NLC's…

photo - What You Need to Know About the NLC Summer Leadership Meeting
photo - What You Need to Know About the NLC Summer Leadership Meeting
  • CitiesSpeak

At an uncertain time for federal transportation policy, local elected officials across the country are rolling up their sleeves and adopting a “do it yourself” ethos — and the result is often surprising.

This is…

photo - All Transportation Is Local
photo - All Transportation Is Local