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NLC News

Jun 29

As the source of pilot programs and experimentation, cities are well positioned to leverage new technology and innovative business models to ensure that the sharing economy is truly inclusive.

Through Mayor Park Won-soon's Sharing City initiative, the city of Seoul, Korea, has helped incubate startups and introduce citizens to proven and trusted sharing services. A conference around the…
Jun 29

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – June 29, 2016 – In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – claiming the lives of 49 victims at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida – the National League of Cities (NLC) board of…

Jun 28
  • Environment & Sustainability
In press release

PORTLAND, Ore., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are convening today in Portland, Oregon to launch the first-ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship. Six cities were chosen to participate in the inaugural year of the fellowship: Boston, Charlotte, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, and…

Jun 28

While cities are increasingly creating programs to address financial inclusion, bringing those programs out of their silos to engage with partners and current resources is what makes the difference in those programs’ long-term success.

"At a time when too many Lansing residents face serious obstacles to financial stability, NLC is helping the city to step up to provide them with vital…
Jun 28

PORTLAND, OREGON — The National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are convening today in Portland, Oregon to launch the first-ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship. Six cities were chosen to participate in the inaugural year of the fellowship: Boston, Charlotte, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

The Equitable Economic Development…

Jun 27

Today marks the launch of NLC's new logo and slogan. Here are five reasons why we’re making the change.

Most people simply know us as "NLC," so we've embraced the abbreviation in our new logo. Many people have guessed (incorrectly) that the ease of printing the new, shorter logo on sunglasses was the real reason we decided to make the switch. (Photo: Tom Martin)

NLC's New Logo…

Jun 24
  • Economic Development

What goals were the initiatives designed to address?

Even before the Great Recession, this community was experiencing a weakening economy due to a loss of middle income residents and the departure of major national retail shopping stores. Toward the goal of establishing a process and a set of tools to lead a redevelopment effort, a Community Redevelopment Agency was created in…

Jun 24

Implementing successful programs like this takes commitment from multiple partners as well as funding, participant recruitment, event planning, and risk management strategies.

It's all smiles on San Francisco's Lake Merced. (photo: Adreon Morgan/Wilderness Inquiry)

This is a guest post by Greg Lais and Phil Ginsburg.

Coming in direct contact with the mighty Mississippi…

Jun 24

The Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The Court’s decision leaves in place the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that in some instances nonmembers of Indian tribes (including state and local governments) can be sued in tribal court (as opposed to state or federal court) for tort (civil wrongdoing) claims.
 
The Supreme Court…

Jun 24

As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota, in states that criminalize the refusal to take a blood alcohol concentration tests, officers should offer only a breath (not blood) test unless they have a warrant.

The Court held 5-3 that states may criminalize an arrestee’s refusal to take a warrantless breath test. If states criminalize the refusal to take a…