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Sep 16

Washington, DC - The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities, and Mayor of Avondale, Ariz. in response to the deadly shootings at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, DC today:

“It is with profound sadness that the National League of Cities offers it condolences to the victims and their families of the tragic shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard…

Sep 13

In a recent post on Wonkblog, Washington Post columnist Neil Irwin placed the blame for the disappointing August jobs report and the sluggish economic recovery squarely on the back of the government sector.

“From July 2008 to January 2013,” he writes, “the sector shed more than 737,000 jobs.”

And to make it worse, the most recent unemployment report revised June and July job…

Sep 13

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

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Sep 13

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

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Sep 13

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

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Sep 12

Washington, DC - A new blog post by James Brooks, Program Director with the National League of Cities (NLC), For the Love of Eminent Domain, profiles the City of Richmond, Calif.’s recent decision to work with the private firm Mortgage Resolution Partners to use eminent domain to seize properties occupied by borrowers having mortgages that exceed the current value of the property in an effort…

Sep 11

The City of Richmond, California has been abandoned and cast adrift by all those partners who might logically be expected to support local governments facing severe challenges to the local economy and the real estate market. Into the void stepped the private firm Mortgage Resolution Partners (MRP) peddling a grand solution to solve a prolonged and severe disruption in the housing market – use…

Sep 09

This post was written by Stephen Goldsmith and originally appeared in Government Technology Magazine. Stephen Goldsmith is the  Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a former mayor of Indianapolis and Deputy Mayor of New York City.

Social media is the new town hall, where government leaders join residents in the constant digital…

Sep 09

Urban scholar and commentator Neal Peirce released his book Citistates (How Urban America Can Prosper in a Competitive World) all the way back in 1993. The themes concerning successful and globally competitive cities and regions were compelling then and his findings have been borne out by authors including Michael Porter (The Competitive Advantage of the Inner City), Rosabeth Moss Kanter (…

Sep 09

At NLC, we come across innovative city programs, initiatives and ideas every day. Some thrive and serve as models for cities across the country, while others fall short of reaching their intended outcome. A common thread throughout these efforts, however, is a commitment among city leaders to make their communities better for residents. The following four initiatives highlight how small and…