About City Solutions and Applied Research

NLC believes that all cities can effectively address the most complex and critical needs facing their communities. Resilient innovators – by both choice and necessity – cities continue to demonstrate their ability to directly respond to the immediate challenges of today while taking steps that ensure prosperity for cities in the future.

NLC’s City Solutions and Applied Research provides cities with the tools and resources to expand city efforts to improve and strengthen communities. We offer:  

  • Research and Analysis about key topics and trends;
  • Creative Solutions to improve quality of life and strengthen communities;
  • Inspiration and Ideas for tackling tough issues; and
  • Opportunities for city leaders to connect with peers, share experiences and learn about innovative approaches that are getting results in cities