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Jul 08

Many cities, especially the old manufacturing centers hardest hit by economic transformation and demographic shifts, are developing and implementing strategies to attract new residents and new investment. Options that have been or are being deployed to once again grow these cities include targeting immigrants and knowledge workers (“creative class”) as well as place-based initiatives focusing…

Jul 08

NEW YORK -- Resilience -- our ability to withstand massive natural or man-made shocks -- is fast becoming the big challenge word of this decade. Most likely, the century as well.

And small wonder. Vast floods, severe droughts, wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, blizzards and tornados are no strangers to mankind. But in a world of gathering clouds of severe climate change -- rising waters…

Jul 08

Over the past two decades, Seattle's South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood, just north of Downtown, has undergone a significant transformation from an area of old warehouses, poor mobility, and a lack of public and private investment, into an emerging residential and employment center.

Home to Amazon.com, REI's flagship store, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of…

Jul 08

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appointed new members to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). Representing NLC are Cindy Circo, Mayor Pro Tem, Kansas City, MO and David Richins, Councilmember, Mesa, AZ. NLC Second Vice President Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, UT was also appointed to the Committee. Newly appointed LGAC members will serve a two year term.…

Jul 08
  • Education

Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity in education and the most-watched TED Conference speaker of all-time, will keynote NLC's 2013 National Summit on Your City's Families on Wednesday, November 13, in Seattle.  Registration is now open at www.nlc.org/2013Summit.

Sir Ken will speak at a joint session of NLC's Summit and the Urban…

Jul 05

Washington, DC - The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities, and Mayor of Avondale, AZ in response to June's unemployment report:

"Today's unemployment report shows continued job growth, but at a rate that is too slow and will leave millions unemployed for the foreseeable future. Our nation must look to find ways to create growth…

Jul 02

City leaders are working harder than ever to improve the odds for children, youth and families.  They are increasingly leading initiatives to boost educational achievement, not only for students in K-12 public schools, but also for young children, out-of-school youth and those striving to complete a postsecondary education.  They are at the forefront of local efforts to develop citywide…

Jul 02

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Jul 02

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 2, 2013

   
Jul 02

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 2, 2013