Pittsburgh City Summit conference
Pittsburgh City Summit conference

Leadership & Management

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  • CitiesSpeak

Annually, city leaders from across the nation convene in Washington, D.C. for NLC's Congressional City Conference. Coupled with traditional conference programming, NLC University is hosting a series of pre-conference…

photo - NLC University Seminars Prepare City Leaders for an Uncertain Future
photo - NLC University Seminars Prepare City Leaders for an Uncertain Future
  • Research Report

In order for cities – large and small, urban, suburban and rural – to be globally competitive and attractive to businesses and families alike, more of their residents must pursue and successfully obtain postsecondary degrees and credentials.…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Communities across the country are integrating smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development approaches to design and build healthy, sustainable, and inclusive neighborhoods.  These diverse communities and many others are finding…

  • CitiesSpeak

The Intersector Project's Neil Britto offers a number of resources to help local officials cope with declining budgets, a changing public-private partnership arena, and the inadequacy of a single-sector approach to…

photo - Cross-sector Collaboration is a Critical Tool for City Leaders
photo - Cross-sector Collaboration is a Critical Tool for City Leaders
  • CitiesSpeak

The participants in NLC's Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellowship are tackling unemployment, low income levels, and workforce-related issues in their communities – but each city is employing different tactics.…

photo - How Six Cities Are Pursuing Equity and Innovation in Economic Development
photo - How Six Cities Are Pursuing Equity and Innovation in Economic Development
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities across the country are thinking of new ways to use resources and community assets to strengthen their response to numerous challenges presented by the on-going impacts of climate change and sea-level rise.

photo - Mayors Continue to Forge a Path Towards Greater Urban Resilience
photo - Mayors Continue to Forge a Path Towards Greater Urban Resilience
  • CitiesSpeak

Can President Trump cancel President Obama’s “unconstitutional” executive orders?

Former President Barack Obama, like most of the presidents that recently preceded him, issued about 300 executive orders. While on…

photo - President Obama signs an executive order
photo - President Obama signs an executive order
  • CitiesSpeak

Throughout the civil rights movement, housing was inextricably linked to the call for equality. But also tied to the movement was the recognition of a need to serve.

As the nation pauses to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King…

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MLK
  • Case Studies & Practices

Each year, mayors, council presidents, and city managers deliver State of the City speeches. These speeches can increase transparency and help local leaders connect with constituents, network with local business, and tout their accomplishments to…

Mayor Peduto image
Mayor Peduto image
  • CitiesSpeak

“As mayors, we are all first responders. A smart resilience strategy can mitigate impacts and speed recovery time in the event that our buildings and infrastructure are compromised – making our cities safer for our residents…

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