• Connecting People and Places for a Livable Community

    Watch how Salt Lake City, Utah Mayor Ralph Becker planned a balanced and sustainable transportation system with “complete streets” that supports cars, light rail and other public transit, bicycles and pedestrians.

    See more "Big Ideas For Cities."

  • Transportation

    City leaders can drive the creation of efficient transportation system that provide for its community's needs in ways that influence patterns of growth and economic activity. With robust and sustainable financing mechanisms coupled with dynamic planning proccesses, cities can develop strategies for operating, managing, and maintaining local transportation systems that can feed into goals for national growth and global competitiveness.

  • Technology and Communications

    Broadband access promotes economic development, improves environmental sustainability, enhances public health and safety, and increases educational opportunities for millions of Americans. Understanding how to use this powerful tool effectively can empower local leaders to efficiently govern, deliver services and engage with their constituents in a truly innovative way.

  • Water

    Visit NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute for resources on how cities can manage their municipal water systems.