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  • October 16, 2012

    Using Integrated Planning and Green Infrastructure Techniques to Address Stormwater Challenges

    NLC is reaching out to cities and towns interested in or currently utilizing the EPA Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework. By working with cities and towns to document successes, challenges, and experiences they face when implementing the Framework, NLC aims to collect best practices and inform cities that wish to take a similar approach.

  • October 15, 2012

    NLC to NHL: Cities Depend on Hockey Season for Jobs, Revenue

    Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul, MN, led several city officials from across the country to urge the National Hockey League owners and players to come together and quickly resolve the current lockout.

  • October 15, 2012

    Columnist: How to Plan Cities for 2.7 Billion More People

    Neal Peirce discusses where in the world -- literally -- affordable, developable land will be found to house and service the stunning population growth of world cities, now estimated to rise from 3.6 billion souls today to a projected 6.3 billion by 2050.

  • October 12, 2012

    City Strategies to Promote College Success Featured in New NLC Action Guide Series

    As the culmination of a two-year initiative focused on supporting city efforts to increase local college completion rates, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has published a series of three municipal action guides on postsecondary educational success with support from Lumina Foundation.

  • October 12, 2012

    New Grants for Cities to Develop Creative Placemaking

    Cities interested in using art as a strategy for neighborhood revival and economic development have to look no farther than ArtPlace – a unique collaboration between private foundations, government agencies, and financial institutions.

  • HELO President Karen Avilla, City Treasurer, Carson, California visited with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at the Vice President's residence for a reception in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 26.
    October 12, 2012

    HELO President Attends VP Hispanic Heritage Month Event

    HELO President Karen Avilla, City Treasurer, Carson, California visited with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at the Vice President's residence for a reception in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 26.

  • On Tuesday, October 9, representatives from NLC joined more than 200 supporters from over 55 veteran and military service organizations, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies to celebrate the official launch of the Community Blueprint. The Community Blueprint is a national initiative to support the reintegration of returning military service members, veterans and their families, including the more than one million veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming years.
    October 12, 2012

    National Initiative Launched to Help Returning Veterans

    On Tuesday, October 9, representatives from NLC joined more than 200 supporters from over 55 veteran and military service organizations, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies to celebrate the official launch of the Community Blueprint. The Community Blueprint is a national initiative to support the reintegration of returning military service members, veterans and their families, including the more than one million veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming years.

  • October 11, 2012

    NLC to NHL: Cities depend on hockey season for jobs, revenue

    The National League of Cities joins St. Paul, Minnesota and cities across the nation in calling on National Hockey League (NHL) players and owners to hasten negotiations and end the current lockout before additional games are canceled this season.

  • October 10, 2012

    NLC Urges Electronic Delivery of Drinking Water Reports

    In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's draft Consumer Confidence Report: Electronic Delivery Options and Considerations, NLC sent a letter to the agency urging a "flexible approach, including use of electronic delivery options, for reporting information about the source and quality of drinking water to consumers when there is no violation of drinking water standards."

  • October 09, 2012

    Local Transit Officials Share Successes in Tough and Changing Funding Environment

    Last week, transit planners and officials from around the nation gathered in Seattle at the annual meeting of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) to learn about the state of transit programs, share successes and learn from one another as transit ridership continues to increase and local budgets continue to tighten.