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Jul 28
  • Environment & Sustainability
In press release

Creating a Culture of Shared Vision, Knowledge and Trust: New ULI Report Explores How to Build Effective Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Robert Krueger

For more information, contact Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016) — The challenges and opportunities associated with creating effective public-private…

Jul 27

WASHINGTON — The Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) program celebrated a significant achievement today as the City of McAllen, Texas, became the first city nationwide to earn an "All-Star Community" designation. All-Star Communities are LMCTC participants that have instituted new evidence-based policy strategies after completing the five LMCTC goals. McAllen was…

Jul 25

WASHINGTON — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) affirmed its commitment to bring City Summit, the organization's annual fall conference that convenes more than 4,000 city leaders and other officials, to the City of Charlotte in 2017. The Executive Committee of the board of directors passed a resolution over the weekend in the wake of fallout over the N.C. General Assembly's passage of…

Jul 21

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new video focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week's edition, former Councilmember Scott Meyer gives a fascinating talk about cultivating a welcoming, inspiring and forward-thinking community, and shares tools and resources that have helped turn his small…

Jul 21

This week, President Obama announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative to advance solar energy deployment across the country, particularly for low- and middle-income households. A center piece of the initiative is to give every American household the opportunity to improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy use through PACE programs. PACE, or Property Assessed…

Jul 21

At RNC Panel, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Calls for Gas Tax Increase: "We Should Be Doing More"

CLEVELAND —  July 20, 2016 —  Republican elected officials from across the nation explained how infrastructure investments have fueled growth in their local economies, and said those successes support the case for…

Jul 20

Our new weekly roundup of the latest reading materials filtered through an urban affairs lens.

Body cameras are designed to increase police accountability, a key component of effective police-community relations - but some state governments are pushing back against the trend with new laws that limit or deny the public’s ability to access the footage, a move that could work against…
Jul 19

In response to the tragic events that occurred recently in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, NLC hosted a webinar to help cities deal with the challenges of race and equity in their communities – and commit to solutions. The webinar shares ideas for city responses, highlights what’s working in several cities, and offers tools and resources from both NLC and the federal government that…

Jul 19

As I start a new career as a preschool teacher here in Washington, D.C., I leave the NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families with a unique set of skills I'll be able to utilize in my classroom and beyond.

NLC’s early childhood work has shown me the importance of early childhood systems building. (Getty Images)

Although my background is in early childhood education, the…

Jul 18

"Our city’s leaders believe that assessing and improving resilience offers assurance to our citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders that our community will be stronger and a better place to live."

Guided in part by a new resilience planning guide, the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, has made a commitment to consider the impacts of policies and regulations on the economic,…