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May 12

WASHINGTON-After the House of Representatives today passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement:

"We are pleased that the House acted today to halt the ‘Waters of the U.S.' rule, which will have broad and…

May 11

This is a guest post by Bill Nesper, Vice President of Programs at the League of American Bicyclists.

Cyclists participate in a ride during the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., a day of bike advocacy on Capitol Hill. (photo: Brian Palmer)

Bicycling is more than a practical, cost-effective solution to many municipal challenges. It’s an opportunity to make your community a…

May 11

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

Could this be the future of online shopping? German start-up Kiezkaufhaus allows consumers to purchase local goods online for same-day delivery by bike. (image courtesy Kiezkaufhaus)

A new concern for small businesses is…

May 11

This is a guest post by Jerrilyn Black.

The Cities United event took place in Philadephia April 29 - May 1, 2015. (Getty Images)

Cities United, a national partnership to reduce violence and violence-related deaths in the African American male community, held its second annual convening in Philadelphia April 29 - May 1. The second annual convening brought together more than 300…

May 11

Take our Cities Promoting Access to Nature survey today! (Getty Images)

NLC is partnering with the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) on a new initiative, Cities Promoting Access to Nature (CPAN), to ensure that all children, particularly children living in economically distressed communities, have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in outdoor spaces.

Many cities are…

May 11

Infrastructure Week is a national week of high-profile events, media coverage, focused advocacy and other efforts around the country to build momentum for revitalization of America’s economic competitiveness through rebuilding American infrastructure.

For many of us, infrastructure creates a sort of cognitive dissonance: we don't often think about it, but we all use it, and we certainly…

May 08
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Take Action on Infrastructure Investment  NLC Supports Congressional Action on "Waters of the U.S." Local Leaders Fight to Protect CDBG Funding  NLC Urges Congressional Leadership to Match Transportation Funds to Local Need  NLC Supports GIS Data-Sharing Bill  DOT Rule Addresses Tank Car Safety and Routing, Operating Requirements  New Grant Opportunities Available for…
May 08

In this issue:

Take Action on Infrastructure Investment  NLC Supports Congressional Action on "Waters of the U.S." Local Leaders Fight to Protect CDBG Funding 
May 08

This is a guest post by Allison Paisner.

April showers bring more than May flowers: for cities, springtime brings an opportunity to focus on more sustainable food systems. Gardens represent an ideal; the food they provide helps meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This spring, NLC's Sustainable Cities Institute…

May 07

The local Ballou High School marching band performed in full regalia as young people from more than 30 Washington, D.C. high schools flooded George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium to celebrate the District’s first college signing day event on Friday, May 1, 2015. (photo credit: George Washington University)

May 1, the deadline by which colleges traditionally require admitted…