City Solutions and Applied Research

  • State of the Cities 2013

    NLC concludes its “State of the Cities 2013” series on our blog, 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

    “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.

  • Home Matters Links Community Voices

    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.

  • About City Solutions and Applied Research

    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.

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