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  • April 05, 2010

    New Framework for Immigrant-Owned Business Development

    A recent report by Butler University Professors Roberto Curci and Robert Mackoy evaluates the integration of immigrant-owned businesses into local economies. Based on face-to-face interviews with 199 Hispanic business enterprises in Indianapolis, the study creates a framework that classifies immigrant-owned businesses as highly-segmented, product-integrated, market-integrated or highly-integrated.

  • The heads of the three White House Cabinet agencies which founded the federal Livable Communities Initiative addressed the 2010 Congressional City Conference.
    March 22, 2010

    Cabinet Secretaries Discuss Livable Communities

    The heads of the three White House Cabinet agencies which founded the federal Livable Communities Initiative addressed the 2010 Congressional City Conference.

  • Highlights the efforts of four cities using Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. Examples demonstrate the range of energy saving programs made possible through this program – including residential weatherization, expanded transportation options, lighting upgrades and municipal operations.
    March 15, 2010

    EECBG Helps Cities Take the Lead on Energy

    Highlights the efforts of four cities using Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. Examples demonstrate the range of energy saving programs made possible through this program – including residential weatherization, expanded transportation options, lighting upgrades and municipal operations.

  • To demonstrate the important impact Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds have had on local governments’ abilities to implement energy and cost saving programs throughout their communities NLC continues to reach out to cities and towns to request their stories of success and share updates from the U.S. Department of Energy regarding the status of this program.
    March 08, 2010

    NLC to Highlight Cities’ EECBG Programs

    To demonstrate the important impact Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds have had on local governments’ abilities to implement energy and cost saving programs throughout their communities NLC continues to reach out to cities and towns to request their stories of success and share updates from the U.S. Department of Energy regarding the status of this program.

  • Henrietta Davis, councilor in Cambridge, Mass., and chair of NLC's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Advocacy Committee, discusses the role of local elected officials in international climate negotiations.
    January 11, 2010

    Local Governments are Climate Change First Responders

    Henrietta Davis, councilor in Cambridge, Mass., and chair of NLC's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Advocacy Committee, discusses the role of local elected officials in international climate negotiations.

  • Representatives of the National League of Cities brought a local government perspective to the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-15), held in Copenhagen, Denmark.  America’s cities have been the leaders in the U.S. on climate change, and are positioned to take on both mitigation and adaptation measures in the future.
    January 11, 2010

    NLC Delegation Champions Local Government at Climate Talks

    Representatives of the National League of Cities brought a local government perspective to the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-15), held in Copenhagen, Denmark. America’s cities have been the leaders in the U.S. on climate change, and are positioned to take on both mitigation and adaptation measures in the future.

  • December 14, 2009

    Engaging Newcomers in City Parks: The New York Model

    Park officials, city planners and immigrant advocates are exploring ways to increase the use of city parks among local immigrant communities. Public parks represent important assets and services within cities and expanding their use can help in immigrant integration. Reports with more information and analysis of the issue include the 1993 study on Boulder, Colo., the 1987 study on Chicago, the 2004 study on Indianapolis, and most recently a New York City Parks Department report:"Parks for All New Yorkers: Immigrants, Culture, and NYC Parks.

  • Boulder, Colorado Councilmember Matt Appelbaum shares insights on a local program which “demonstrates that people and nature can coexist in a successful and vibrant urban environment.”
    December 07, 2009

    A Local Perspective: Boulder Attracts International Attention for Open Space Program

    Boulder, Colorado Councilmember Matt Appelbaum shares insights on a local program which “demonstrates that people and nature can coexist in a successful and vibrant urban environment.”