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Nov 07

This is a guest post by Tristan Pollock.

The future of the sharing economy looks a bit like the past. Tristan Pollock explains how the technology we are seeing introduced to our cities is spurring a return to small town values and making our communities more social, localized and connected.

Technologies are shaping the future of the sharing economy in a way that's enabling a…

Nov 07
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  • Civic Engagement

Nashville, Tenn.—Councilmember Priscilla Tyson of Columbus, Ohio was elected the 2016 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group during the group's annual membership meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn.

Other officers elected during the NBC-LEO meeting include:

Nov 07
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  • Leadership & Management

NASHVILLE, TENN.—The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2016 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. The membership elected Joplin, Mo. Councilmember and former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean to serve as NLC's 2016 president, Councilmember Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio as first vice president and Little Rock, Ark. Mayor Mark…

Nov 07
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  • Youth & Family
  • Economic Development
  • Communications

NASHVILLE, TENN.—Joplin, Mo. Councilmember and former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. Colbert-Kean, who served as NLC's first vice president in 2015, was elected by the membership to lead the organization for a one-year term and will play a key role…

Nov 07
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  • City Government

NASHVILLE, TENN.-The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group elected Tempe, Ariz. Councilmember Joel Navarro as the group's president during its annual business meeting at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. New members of the HELO's board of directors were also elected by the group's membership. HELO is one of five…

Nov 06
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  • Leadership & Management

Nashville, Tenn. - Mayor Pro-Tem Hazel Livingston of Lexington, S.C., was the recipient of a Leadership Award presented by the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group during their annual leadership luncheon at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn.

The WIMG Leadership Award recognizes female…

Nov 06
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  • Technology

First in a Series of ‘City of the Future' Reports from NLC Focusing On Five Different Factors that Affect Cities: Technology, Economics, Climate Resilience, Culture and Demographics

NASHVILLE, TENN.—A new report released today from the National League of Cities (NLC) explores trends in mobility and technology in cities and identifies what cities can do to move seamlessly and…

Nov 05
  • Advocacy

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks to city leaders during the Opening General Session of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Congress of Cities & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. "I have never been more optimistic about the possibilities for this nation than I am today,” stated Vice President Biden. Addressing city leaders, he said, “There is so…

Nov 03

This is a guest post by Katherine Bates and Angela Siefer.

Libraries are searching for and experimenting with innovative digital divide solutions that include increasing home broadband access.

Libraries like the New York Public Library pictured above are helping to bridge the digital divide and bring broadband access to more residents through partnerships with cities and local…

Oct 30

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

Libraries Emerge as a Support System for Entrepreneurs. Libraries aren’t just for books anymore. Increasingly, cities are turning to libraries as an established community resource for entrepreneurs. The Dallas Business Resource…