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Jun 03

NLC Senior Consultant Jack Calhoun highlights a number of crime reduction initiatives that have transformed communities - and reveals the common thread shared by all.

Volunteers build a "Friendship House," which serves as a neighborhood resource for afterschool tutoring and mentoring programs, child care, recreation and community meetings. (Getty Images)

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Jun 03

For years, modern medicine has treated patients' pain with a type of medication that has ultimately proven to establish and drive addiction.

Despite his immense wealth and access to the best doctors and healthcare options available, even Prince could not escape the risk of an opioid overdose. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Reports have confirmed that world-famous artist Prince died…

Jun 03

In a win for local governments, the Supreme Court concluded that jurisdictional determinations issued by the Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act can be reviewed in court immediately. In some instances, this ruling will allow local governments to avoid the permitting process, which is time-consuming and costly.

Per the Clean Water Act, “waters of the United States” (…
Jun 03

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. Because June is Small Cities Month, this week's talk focuses on inspiring community projects.

How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our…

Jun 03
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Georgia and Florida Local Leaders Fly-In to Washington to Advocate for Cities NLC Tells FCC to Protect Public Access Channels  Local Governments Protected in Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling House Committee Advances Water Resources Bill Environment and Energy Appropriations Bills See Action IRS Proposed Rule Could Put Political Subdivisions at Risk Zika Virus: What Cities Need to…
Jun 03

In this issue:

Georgia and Florida Local Leaders Fly-In to Washington to Advocate for Cities NLC Tells FCC to Protect Public Access Channels  Local Governments Protected in Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling House Committee Advances Water Resources Bill…
May 31

Why is it often difficult for sharing economy providers to comply with city policies? Because, most of the time, the technology cities use to implement these policies are an afterthought during the debate about how best to regulate the sharing economy.

"The process of becoming an Uber driver can be easy and seamless. Companies like Uber take the user experience into account at every step…
May 27

As American folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger once said, "The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.”

"Rather than X-ray these [city] programs as clinical case studies, I share with the reader the passionate voices of those who designed or currently run the interventions and those who are the…
May 26

WaterNow Alliance is partnering with NLC to help cities implement a new paradigm that aligns water supply with sustainability.

The Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, California, serves as the primary water source for the city of San Francisco and several surrounding municipalities. It is estimated that California cities and town could generate 3-5 million acre-feet of water…
May 24

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. With our recent focus on infrastructure, this week's talk centers on managing urban growth.

Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and…