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  • NLC has announced the 10 selected Solution Theater workshops at the upcoming 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, November 28-December 1. Topics for the sponsored educational sessions range from waste reduction solutions to health and wellness to innovative service delivery through public-private collaborations.
    October 18, 2012

    Waste Reduction, Wellness, Public-Private Collaborations Among 10 Topics Selected for Solution Theaters at Congress of Cities

    NLC has announced the 10 selected Solution Theater workshops at the upcoming 2012 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, November 28-December 1. Topics for the sponsored educational sessions range from waste reduction solutions to health and wellness to innovative service delivery through public-private collaborations.

  • October 18, 2012

    On 40th Anniversary of Clean Water Act, Country Must Continue to Build on Progress

    The National League of Cities commemorates the historic 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, while calling on the country to build on the progress made in the last four decades.

  • 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.