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NLC News

Aug 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

 

WASHINGTON – One year after the unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, and on the eve of the 52nd anniversary of the March On Washington, the National League of Cities (NLC) will host Undoing Racism in America's Cities and Towns, a forum that explores how city leaders are advancing racial understanding and healing within communities across the nation. The…

Aug 24

This is the fifth post in our financial inclusion blog series. The series provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post focuses on the role of community partners in implementing financial inclusion efforts.

Partnerships hold the key to successful local financial inclusion systems. (Michael Blann/Getty Images)

Aug 24
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

The Pope and the assembled mayors signed a Declaration of the Mayors committing to address the challenges of climate change and its impacts.

The City of Boulder was honored to be invited to a symposium on "Modern Slavery and Climate Change: The Commitment of the Cities" at the Vatican in late July. This meeting of 65…

Aug 24
  • Environment & Sustainability

Local Climate Leaders Circle Brings Together More Than a Dozen Cities to Highlight Examples of Strong Climate Action

WASHINGTON - A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities' climate leadership and call for an ambitious international…

Aug 21

This is a guest post by Nicole Isaac. This post is the second installment in a series focused on NLC's 2015 Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey.

Skilled workers, like this engineer maintaining the gas turbine of a power plant generator, are in high demand - but cities need more effective ways of connecting with…
Aug 21

This is a guest post by Emma Lieberth.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to the crowd at the Iowa State Fair. The former mayor of Burlington, Vt., is one of four former mayors running for president.

The author, with (clockwise, from top left) 2016 presidential candidates Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson at the Iowa State Fair.

The Iowa State Fair…

Aug 19

The Supreme Court has decided relatively few affirmative action decisions, such as this case involving the University of Texas at Austin (pictured above) - so all are of interest to state and local governments that use race as a factor in decision-making. (Gregg Mack/Getty Images)

If you were going to bet on the outcome of a Supreme Court case — much less the Court’s reasoning — you…

Aug 19

Everyone deserves to have a safe place to be active, whether it’s through walking or wheelchair rolling. That’s the message of Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. People in communities across the country are heeding U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy’s call to action and increasingly stepping up to let city leaders know that walkable…

Aug 17

This is a guest post by Erik Cole.

This is the fourth post in our financial inclusion blog series. This post highlights Nashville's Financial Empowerment Center and the impact that their programs and services are having on the community.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean with clients at the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center. (photo: Erika Chambers ©2015 United Way of Metropolitan…
Aug 17
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Representatives from 12 cities convene to accelerate the use of data analytics in city operations across the U.S. 

NEW YORK — New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) teamed up with the National League of Cities to host the Data Analytics and City Services Summit. Held August 6-7 in New York City, this…