A new report showcasing "innovation districts," areas designated by cities to incubate creativity and serve as labs for forward-looking concepts and policies. Innovation Districts: The Chattanooga Story highlights how the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., planned and cultivated their innovation district and outlines how cities can create their own innovation districts.
Statement urging adoption of the bipartisan Amendment #3558 that would preserve the balance of federal, state and local regulatory authority in order to ensure the continued safe integration of UAS, submitted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and co-sponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) to H.R. 636, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016.
Local leaders from across the country have come together to take action in response to the rapid escalation and deadly impact of prescription drug abuse and heroin use in cities and counties.
Recent actions taken by states to limit or preempt local authority—including the recently-passed North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2)—present a dangerous challenge to the principle of local control and run counter to the notion that inclusiveness is a fundamental pillar of strong cities.
More than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the mayors of Dallas, Knoxville, and Orlando have signed an amicus brief explaining why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is critical to the safety and economic security of local communities across the United States.
The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in collaboration with the NLC Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council), today released the YEF Council Education Playbook, a compendium of 27 specific action steps that city leaders can take to support and expand learning opportunities for children and youth in their communities.
Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced three core principles that will guide federal transportation decision-making by recognizing and mobilizing its unique power to create pathways to opportunity for all Americans.
Council President Jenni Tan, West Linn, Ore. was elected the 2016-2017 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the Congressional City Conference in Washington.
The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop land use and implementation strategies to activate and revitalize Main Street, the Genesee River Corridor, and the Broad Street Aqueduct, creating dynamic connections between these three downtown assets.
NLC President Melodee Colbert-Kean calls on the president to nominate an individual to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States, and for the Senate to consider that nomination.