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Aug 14

This is a guest post by Brian Egan.

Roy Reid serves as Executive Director of Communications at the University of Central Florida, pictured above. (photo: Mathew Hasegawa)

NLC is excited to announce the addition of Roy Reid, Executive Director of Communications at the University of Central Florida, to our lineup for the 2015 National League of Cities University (NLCU) Annual…

Aug 14
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  • Economic Development
  • Transportation

A Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Ind., which had been closed since the mid-70s, was sold to a group of private investors in 1989 for $1 million with plans for the group to invest an additional $5-10 million to renovate the hotel as a mixed-used commercial and hotel space. Several months later, an environmental impact study discovered asbestos throughout the building. With estimates of asbestos…

Aug 14

This is a guest post by Emma Lieberth.

Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

Downtown Philadelphia.

Every year, the National League of Cities organizes two annual conferences for the 49 state municipal leagues. This year, the State Municipal League Staff Workshop was held in Philadelphia, Penn., from July 15-17 and the State Municipal League Executive Directors Workshop was held…

Aug 13

This is a guest post by Ben Hecht. This post is the first 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.

If we want to see dramatically better results, we need new ways of solving the complex problems facing American cities. The findings from NLC's 2015 Local Economic…

Aug 13

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

Cities and Unequal Economic Recovery. How are local economies faring now that the worst of the recession is behind us? NLC recently surveyed mayors across the country to find out. In Cities and Unequal Recovery, NLC’s Christiana…

Aug 12

This is a guest post by the 2015 Congress of Cities Nashville Host City Team.

Fall color and the Metro Courthouse and Public Square in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville, known as Music City due to its premier role in the music world, is also a pioneering force for efficient government.

In 1963, Nashville’s elected, business and civic leaders worked together to…

Aug 12

The Supreme Court ruled on a number of cases this term that will affect local governments. (markphariss/Getty Images)

That same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and the Affordable Care Act remains intact will forever outshine every other decision from this Supreme Court term. But local governments will ignore the rest of this term at their peril. The Court issued many…

Aug 07

 This post was written by Zach George.

(Jason Dixson)

Last night’s GOP debate marked the beginning of a long but important process to elect the 45th president of the United States. Six months out from the Iowa caucus, the presidential campaign season is quickly ramping up with all 22 candidates (for now) making their pitch to be their party’s nominee…

Aug 07
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  • Environment & Sustainability

Last week, President Obama announced first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The Clean Power Plan sets state-specific carbon emissions reduction goals, letting the states develop and implement their own plan for meeting the goal. Once fully implemented, the Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent below 2005 levels by…

Aug 07
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  • Environment & Sustainability


EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy with members of the Local Government Advisory Committee

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) met in Washington, D.C. to discuss key issues at the forefront of local governments such as new water and air regulations, climate change and resiliency, and environmental justice with…