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NLC News

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…

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

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…