This report highlights 10 of the most pressing of these challenges cities are currently facing, ranging from the fragile fiscal health of cities to climate change and extreme weather.
In communities across the country, cities are achieving the federal goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015.
This case study profiles two communities that sought to understand why broadband matters for local innovation and describes how they are using it to make decisions that meet their community's needs.
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.
City Solutions and Applied Research 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 program areas provide an organizing framework—lenses—through which city leaders can evaluate activities, plan comprehensively for the future, set goals, and measure progress.