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NLC News

Oct 19
Press Release
Press Release
  • Technology

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that two companies—BlueLight and Ride Report—received the most votes for their civic tech solutions by more than 20 cities participating in the Multi-City Innovation Campaign. The companies, which were voted best among 10 finalists, will receive funding to launch pilot trials of their solutions in several cities participating in the…

Oct 16

This is a guest post by Lynn Cherry.

(Image courtesy Khalid Rasulli, NSP Country Manager, Sanayee Development Organization)

As the economy continues to improve after the Great Recession, cities across the nation are doing their best to bring their communities back to where they used to be. The continuous devolution of the federal government, ever-increasing demand from the…

Oct 14

Nashville, known for abundant entertainment, history, dining and cultural attractions, is gaining acclaim as one of the top places in the world to visit.

Nashville has arranged an outstanding lineup of spouse/guest tours for the 2015 NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nov. 4-7. While you participate in conference sessions, your guest can choose from an array of tours that will…

Oct 13
  • Economic Development
In ULI Fall Meeting

The Bay Area in California is a great example of how true regionalism can result in the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. By working together, sharing experiences, and combining resources, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are joining forces to ensure that the economy of the region stays strong and continues to flourish. Hear a candid conversation about the…

Oct 13
  • Economic Development

 

Louisville Mayor and Daniel Rose Fellow, Mayor Greg Fischer, asks a panel of experts in city branding a question about how to diversify a city’s brand away from big events (like the Kentucky Derby, which attracts 165k visitors/year.) #CityLab2015 Rose Center Director, Jess Zimbabwe, was also a delegate at the CityLab conference.

Oct 13

This is the sixth post in our blog series on financial inclusion. The series provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post highlights local financial inclusion programming, with a focus on the four most common types of programs.

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Proven, effective financial inclusion programs and services are…

Oct 13
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA's water quality and environmental justice goals through the Urban Waters Small Grants program.

Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved…

Oct 13

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati issued a temporary nationwide stay of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Clean Water Rule (also known as the "Waters of the U.S." rule). In a 2-1 split decision, the court questioned not only the substantive nature of the rule, but also the rulemaking process. The decision puts a…

Oct 13

PHILADELPHIA—Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Co-founded by Mayor Nutter and Mayor Landrieu in 2011, Cities United serves as a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.

"Anthony'…

Oct 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Mayor Gary Resnick Testifies Before the Senate on Wireless Broadband Court Halts Implementation of "Waters of the U.S." Rule Cities Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Supporting Homeless Veterans Florida League of Cities Advocates Call for Long-Term Transportation Funding EPA Announces Tougher Ozone Standard  NLC Asks Congress to Strip CSO Prohibition from Appropriations …