NLC’s new white paper looks at strategies from cities to improve access to broadband, and how cities can work with citizens to take advantage of broadband networks through innovative technologies.
The National League of Cities has partnered with experts at ICF International to produce this white paper which examines the challenges and benefits of broadband adoption. It also summarizes current efforts to address these challenges at the U.S. federal, state, and local levels and in the private sector.
This case study explores Google’s initiative to bring ultra-fast internet connection speeds to the Kansas City area. It is part two of a three-part series in partnership with Next American City exploring how cities are developing models for tackling complex urban issues and strengthening their economies.
Mobile technology and broadband networks provide opportunities to connect citizens with providers of public services. In the fields of grassroots community building and public safety, technology tools are important for building safer streets and stronger neighborhoods.
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.
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.
Visit NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute for resources on how cities can manage their municipal water systems.