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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

"It doesn’t matter whether you’re the mayor of a big city or a small town - you understand that the economy is dynamic now, and you can’t just stand still; you can’t rest on your laurels."

– President Barack Obama…

Obama
Obama
  • CitiesSpeak

Like so many aspects of our national infrastructure, internet service has become such an integral part of our work, our personal lives, and our social interactions that we tend to take it for granted; we don’t often pay much attention to the…

FCC
FCC
  • Press Release

25 Communities to Work with Developer Ecosystem to Spur Innovation

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that the Multi-City Innovation Campaign (MCIC), a program that helps…

  • CitiesSpeak

This post originally appeared on Fast Company’s Co.Exist blog.

What is the best way to get from 12th Street to Main, and should I take the subway, a bike, or rideshare? How many lobbyists are there in my city and more importantly, what are…

Chicago
Chicago
  • Press Release

Washington, DC - The capture and analysis of data is transforming the 21st Century. As society becomes more data driven, data has the ability to drive the bottom line for private companies and help the public sector to define where and how…

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press release
  • Press Release

NLC proudly announces that one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Steve Case, will join Ariel Schwartz, Senior Editor, Fast Company Co.Exist, for a special conversation at the Congress of Cities in…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

If you were to ask 100 people to define a network, you might get 101 responses. That’s because the word “network” has permeated nearly every professional and academic sector, and takes on a different meaning in each one. Some people hear it…

munibroadband
munibroadband
  • CitiesSpeak

Municipal broadband networks meet the specific internet needs of a community -- as the citizens and individuals there know and define them.

What is the difference between broadband service provided to residents of Danville, Vir.,…

WiFi
WiFi
  • Press Release

Technological innovation is changing the world in which city leaders are operating at a dramatic pace. Participants in the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit, taking place August 13-16 in Silicon Valley, will get a first-hand look at…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This i s a guest post by Delano Squires, and the second in a series on how cities can improve digital literacy in their communities. Read the first blog here.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has taken a number of steps to make the District of…

Two women
Two women