Business people looking at city construction
Business people looking at city construction

Innovation

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  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Brooks Rainwater examines federalism in the context of innovation and explains why the Small Business Administration is of critical importance to cities.

In the first installment of this series, we looked…

photo - When It Comes to Innovation, Partnerships Are Key
photo - When It Comes to Innovation, Partnerships Are Key
  • CitiesSpeak

How did a small community of less than ten thousand residents begin to increase public engagement in a way that is helpful to both local officials and constituents?

This is a guest post by Nick Mastronardi and…

photo - The Future of Civic Engagement
photo - The Future of Civic Engagement

NLC's City of the Future initiative is a multi-year research project analyzing five different factors that will shape the evolution of cities in the coming decades: technology, workforce automation, culture and demographics, economics, and …

  • CitiesSpeak

"FirstNet is the first effort I know of where cross disciplines – police, fire, EMS, mayors, city councils – have all been united." -Tom Sorley, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Houston, Texas

This is a guest…

photo - As Cities Become ‘Smart’, Public Safety Looks to FirstNet for Priority Broadband
photo - As Cities Become ‘Smart’, Public Safety Looks to FirstNet for Priority Broadband
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's newest municipal action guide provides an overview of food incubator programs as well as guidance on how local governments can support these emerging strategies to promote local entrepreneurship and strengthen…

photo - Kitchen and Farm Incubators Support Access to Local Food Systems
photo - Kitchen and Farm Incubators Support Access to Local Food Systems
  • Research Report

The national context is ripe for food-based entrepreneurship, with the $1.8 trillion food industry comprising about 13 percent of the total economy.

This municipal action guide from the National League of Cities…

photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
  • Case Studies & Practices

Community leaders in Brookings, South Dakota sought ways to jump-start economic development, boost public spiritedness, and unleash the creative ideas of residents in the city and the region. The resulting Creativity Week festival, begun…

  • CitiesSpeak

We know that automation and artificial intelligence will have a great impact on the future of work, play, and life – but we shouldn’t jump to the assumption that this will be a net negative.

This post originally…

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Robot
  • CitiesSpeak

In this guest post, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto personally welcomes city leaders to NLC’s 2016 City Summit.

On behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, I am deeply honored to welcome you to America’s “Most Livable City.” We…

pittsburgh
pittsburgh
  • CitiesSpeak

Many cities have made ensuring all young children start kindergarten ready to succeed a top priority – and this will only happen when parents are a part of the equation.

Parents are key stakeholders who know…

mom and child
mom and child