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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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In recent years, cities and local law enforcement departments have been under increasing pressure to provide the same level of services that they always have with fewer resources at their disposal. The challenge of ensuring community safety and…

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From the White House to Philadelphia to Tulsa, Oklahoma, governments all over the country are making concerted efforts to use technology to bring their transparency policies up to date.  An idea that is increasingly catching on is the sharing of…

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Stephen Goldsmith, the former mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor of New York City, has launched a new website, "Data-Smart City Solutions," in order to catalyze local government efforts to implement data, analytics, and civic engagement…

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The Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities is working to better understand how technology and communications issues impact cities and how we can be a resource for members. As the demographics of cities are changing in…

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The demographics of cities are changing in ways that require faster information and quicker solutions to problems.  A younger, more mobile constituency base has a very different level of expectation from governments than previous generations. …

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The National League of Cities’ Center for Research and Innovation has joined with Next American City to explore how cities are developing innovative models for tackling complex urban issues and strengthening their local economies.  NLC is…

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Mark Headd will serve as presenter and facilitator for the interactive Leadership Training Seminar, "Open Data- Innovating Through Public Private Partnerships" at the Congress of Cities Conference and Exposition on November 29th in Boston, MA.…

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Opportunities for Free Technology and Consulting to be Featured in Nov. 8 Webinar and Nov. 28 Congress of Cities Session


IBM Smarter Cities has announced a new Municipal Data Integration Partnership with NLC that will…

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The widespread availability of mobile technology and broadband networks provides opportunities to connect citizens with local government leaders and providers of public services. In the fields of grassroots community building and public safety,…

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by Sandi Burtseva



Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium released an economic cost-benefit analysis tool to help cities, as well as utilities and other…

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