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Sep 29

What will the coming revolution of "autonomous driving" -- self-driving vehicles -- mean for our cities and metropolitan regions?

The answer is a lot. Eventually.

For decades, cars and trucks have had some automation with cruise control. Manufacturers have been phasing in automated parking for advanced models since 2003. Backup and lane-change warning systems are installed in…

Sep 27

Washington, DC – The following statement is from Clarence Anthony, Executive Director of the National League of Cities on the White House announcing funding for Detroit:

“Today’s White House announcement 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…

Sep 23
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Uber began testing fully automated vehicles in Pittsburgh last month in a move to lower the operating costs of its ride-hailing service. The company’s business decision has implications beyond profits and lower fares – it may very well signal a sea change in personal and mass mobility. The technology at the heart of this story has the potential to forever reshape the way we design and utilize…

Sep 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently held a Federal Consultation meeting for state and local government groups, in which NLC participated, to outline a proposed rulemaking for New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. The Federalism Consultation process allows local governments the opportunity to weigh in on important…

Sep 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (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. City officials are working on alignment efforts on behalf of young children from birth to age eight that go well beyond…

Sep 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Washington, DC - A new report from the National League of Cities (NLC) released this week spotlights the impact of the rapidly changing mobile vending industry on cities. The report, Food on Wheels: Mobile Vending Goes Mainstream, offers best practices for city leaders to take advantage of the benefits of food trucks, while balancing the need to regulate growth and account for the concerns of…

Sep 23

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

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Sep 23

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

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Sep 23

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

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Sep 21

TORONTO -- The heart of Canada's largest city throbs with activity.

Along Lake Ontario and inland, more than 170 construction cranes, North America's biggest assemblage, are busily expanding an already vast collection of skyscrapers. Many of the buildings glisten with the most tasteful multihued glass exteriors I've seen around the world.

And the streets of the city center are…