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  • September 30, 2013

    Major Speakers Announced for National Summit on Your City’s Families

    Allan Golston, president of the United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is the newest addition to the exciting line-up of speakers for the opening general session of NLC’s upcoming Summit on Your City’s Families (Nov. 12-14 in Seattle).

  • September 30, 2013

    Six Cities Chosen to Participate in Project to Improve Educational Alignment for Young Children

    With assistance from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, NLC's YEF Institute will engage with city leaders to ensure the healthy development and education of children through partnership building and promoting parent engagement, among other strategies.

  • September 29, 2013

    Should Cities Fear or Welcome an Era of Driverless Cars?

    What will the coming revolution of "autonomous driving" -- self-driving vehicles -- mean for our cities and metropolitan regions? The answer is a lot. Eventually.

  • September 27, 2013

    NLC Supports White House Resources to Detroit to Spur Economic Recovery

    The White House announcement today about federal grants and private money aimed at boosting public safety, neighborhood revitalization, and public transportation will hopefully help Detroit begin the long road to recovery, says Clarence Anthony, Executive Director of NLC.

  • September 23, 2013

    EPA Proposed Rulemaking for Landfills Could Impact Cities

    The EPA is proposing new rulemaking for performance standards and emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. The new rules would be aimed at reducing landfill gas, a combination of methane and other air pollutants, but residents could see rate increases as a result.

  • September 23, 2013

    National League of Cities Receives Grant to Implement Educational Alignment Initiative

    NLC is launching the Municipal Leadership to Promote Educational Alignment for Young Children initiative as part of a national effort to increase the likelihood that children will achieve educational success by the end of 3rd grade. The initiative is funded by grants from W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

  • September 23, 2013

    New National League of Cities Report Highlights Mobile Vending Best Practices

    A new report from the National League of Cities spotlights the impact of the rapidly changing mobile vending industry on cities. The report offers best practices for city leaders to take advantage of the benefits of food trucks.

  • September 21, 2013

    Marveling at Toronto and Piloting the Future

    Along Lake Ontario and inland, more than 170 construction cranes, North America's biggest assemblage, are busily expanding an already vast collection of skyscrapers.

  • September 20, 2013

    White House Conference Call on Health Insurance Marketplaces

    City leaders are encouraged to join President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a conference call with state and local elected officials on Wednesday, September 25, at 2:30 pm EDT.

  • September 20, 2013

    Who Needs a Gig?

    Local leaders understand the importance of a strong telecommunications infrastructure. Broadband access at gigabit speeds can help meet community goals in key areas, such as business, education and health care.