In our annual State of the Cities report, economic development and public safety were the top issues discussed this year in mayoral State of the City addresses.
City officials play significant roles in promoting transparency and fostering trust between the community and law enforcement agencies. This guide provides tools and advice for local elected leaders on how law enforcement officials can implement the principles of community policing.
Innovation districts have been shown to usher in new eras of prosperity in areas of some of the world’s largest cities, but do innovation districts have the same effect upon smaller metropolises? This question was confronted head on when Chattanooga, a city of just under 200,000, announced its plans to become the first mid-sized American city to establish an innovation district.
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. Our programs and areas of subject matter expertise provide an organizing framework - lenses - through which city leaders can evaluate activities, plan comprehensively for the future, set goals, and measure progress.
The Rose Center encourages and supports excellence in land use decision making by local governments. A program of the National League of Cities in partnership with ULI, the Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources.
NLC's Sustainable Cities Institute provides cities and sustainability professionals with robust collection of timely, vetted, and practical resources to identify and implement solutions to advance their goals and strengthen their communities.
In partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, NLC's Veterans' Housing program is focused on ensuring every veteran has a safe place to call home, particularly homeless veterans. A vital first step to help with the reintegration of America's heroes is making sure that veterans and their families have stable housing.