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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…

Sep 09

The National League of Cities’ five constituency groups encourage NLC members’ new or continued involvement for the coming year.  The constituency groups consist of: 

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Gay, Lesbian,…
Sep 09

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

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Sep 09

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

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Sep 09

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

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Sep 08

There's never been a better time to build the highways, rail lines, bridges, fiber-optic networks and other varieties of infrastructure we need for a successful America.

Interest rates for long-term borrowing are at record lows, meaning the future payback costs for borrowing will be millions or even billions less than they might be otherwise.

Contracting firms are hurting for…