NLC’s new white paper looks at strategies from cities to improve access to broadband, and how cities can work with citizens to take advantage of broadband networks through innovative technologies.
According to the nation’s city officials, the performance of local, regional and state economies have improved over the past year. Despite improvements, cities are still struggling in significant ways, signaling that growth is not keeping pace at a level that is needed for a sustained recovery.
This case study explores how Chelsea, Michigan, through strong leadership and a focus on attracting and growing small businesses, has evolved into a destination city with a blooming restaurant scene, independent retailers and events that draw visitors to the city’s core.
NLC concludes its “State of the Cities 2013” series on our blog, www.CitiesSpeak.org. The series features seven posts analyzing mayors' 2013 State of the City Addresses and found that city leaders used creativity and innovation to create prosperous neighborhoods and communities.
“Emerging Innovations from the Front Lines of Urban Development”, explores how cities are developing innovative models for tackling complex urban issues and strengthening their local economies. This series is produced in partnership with Next American City.
A coalition of community development partners have joined with the National NeighborWorks Association and banking industry leaders Citi and Wells Fargo, both NLC Capstone Corporate Partners, to create the Home Matters™ program. The partners in the Home Matters coalition seek to cut through the policy statistics and focus instead on the street-level stories that define the fabric of a place.
The Center for Research & Innovation strives to strengthen communities, transform and improve cities, and assist city leaders, by knowing and learning about cities; identifying and sharing promising city practices; fostering effective solutions and innovation; and challenging cities and city leaders to lead. The Center’s program areas provide an organizing framework—lenses—through which city leaders can evaluate activities, plan comprehensively for the future, set goals, and measure progress.