Our State of the Cities 2015 analysis is derived from the annual State of the City addresses from mayors of 100 cities and represents a diverse cross section of population sizes and geographic regions.
The City Fiscal Conditions 2015 report is NLC's 30th annual survey of city finance officers. The report provides a detailed look at the financial health of American cities and shows how the ability of cities to be agents of economic growth is tied to the fiscal health of municipal government.
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.