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Technology

In support of basic service delivery as well as to keep residents connected to city government, our communities rely on the best technology resources available. Technology has the ability to provide real-time data and helps local government introduce improvements in service delivery. Furthermore, technology can help enhance democracy and government transparency. Open data, cyber security, and innovations such as driverless cars represent some of the issues that NLC works on in this field.

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  • CitiesSpeak

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. This week's talk focuses on inspiring civic-minded hacker projects…

  • CitiesSpeak

Automation has the potential to change the nature of work. Wingham Rowan, the director of Britain's Beyond Jobs project, offers a new approach to non-standard labor that accommodates those changes.

This is a guest post by Wingham Rowan.…

labor markets
labor markets
  • CitiesSpeak

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. Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it's…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Megan Smith and Maria Contreras-Sweet. The post originally appeared here.

This past Friday President Obama spoke at South by Southwest, and his reason for being in Austin was clear. The President and this…

austin
austin
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Santiago Jaramillo.

There’s one thing that still remains the same in towns across America. People still crave information about what’s going on in their community. But the way they’ve chosen to consume that…

  • CitiesSpeak

Even with the best-intentioned legislation, public policy initiatives can stall without the proper tools to enable easy and efficient compliance.

This is a guest post by Tim Woodbury.

Municipal laws and codes have been forged over…

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solar panel
  • CitiesSpeak

Getting to the scene of gunfire quickly and having the situational intelligence necessary for immediate action is key for first responders.

 

This is a guest post by Ralph A. Clark of SST. Inc./ShotSpotter.…

shotspotter
shotspotter
  • CitiesSpeak

“Local governments are competing to be the most progressive, the most innovative, to lure the most Millennials, and to be at the forefront of the new American 21st century city.”

This is an excerpt from City of…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Technological innovation is compelling and necessary, but it complicates the economic and policy frameworks that communities—governments, businesses and families—have bet on.

Disruption. It may be a buzz word, but…

Steve Adler
Steve Adler
  • Press Release

State, county, and city leaders serving as the elected governing board of NLC corporate partner IBTS (Institute for Building Technology and Safety) heard reports on significant achievements during the final board meeting of 2015 at the IBTS…

Press Release
Press Release