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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

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
  • Press Release

First in a Series of ‘City of the Future' Reports from NLC Focusing On Five Different Factors that Affect Cities: Technology, Economics, Climate Resilience, Culture and Demographics

NASHVILLE, TENN.—A new report released today from the…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that two companies—BlueLight and Ride Report—received the most votes for their civic tech solutions by more than 20 cities participating in the Multi-City Innovation Campaign. The companies…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

Earlier this week, Mayor Gary Resnick, Wilton Manors, FL testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at the "Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment" hearing.

Mayor…

Resnick Testimony
Resnick Testimony