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  • In a hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Kansas City, Mo., Councilwoman Jan Marcason discussed the important role of clean water infrastructure investment in creating jobs, protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in cities and towns.  Councilwoman Marcason also described Kansas City’s 25-year, $2.5 billion program to improve the city’s water quality.
    July 26, 2010

    NLC Testifies in Support of Clean Water Infrastructure Investment

    In a hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Kansas City, Mo., Councilwoman Jan Marcason discussed the important role of clean water infrastructure investment in creating jobs, protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in cities and towns. Councilwoman Marcason also described Kansas City’s 25-year, $2.5 billion program to improve the city’s water quality.

  • Guest author Bill Fay of the Energy Efficiency Codes Coalition (EECC) explains the importance of building codes for local governments and details on how cities can participate in the International Code Council final action hearings.
    July 12, 2010

    Guest Column: The 30 Percent Solution 2012

    Guest author Bill Fay of the Energy Efficiency Codes Coalition (EECC) explains the importance of building codes for local governments and details on how cities can participate in the International Code Council final action hearings.

  • A new NLC report, “Community Wellness: Comprehensive City-School Strategies to Reduce Childhood Obesity,” focuses on lessons learned by cities that, with technical assistance from NLC, sought to develop and implement local wellness strategies to combat childhood obesity.
    May 03, 2010

    NLC Report Highlights City-School Partnerships to Combat Obesity

    A new NLC report, “Community Wellness: Comprehensive City-School Strategies to Reduce Childhood Obesity,” focuses on lessons learned by cities that, with technical assistance from NLC, sought to develop and implement local wellness strategies to combat childhood obesity.

  • Vice-Mayor of Cambridge, Mass. and 2010 Chairwoman of NLC’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources (EENR) Committee Henrietta Davis shares key messages on the importance of energy efficiency for local government from the 2010 National Symposium on Market Transformation.
    April 12, 2010

    A Local Perspective: The Energy Efficiency Mantra

    Vice-Mayor of Cambridge, Mass. and 2010 Chairwoman of NLC’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources (EENR) Committee Henrietta Davis shares key messages on the importance of energy efficiency for local government from the 2010 National Symposium on Market Transformation.

  • 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.