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NLC News

Nov 19
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Press Release
  • Communications

Austin, Texas - More than 3,000 local leaders and staff have convened in Austin, Texas for the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2014 Congress of Cities to discuss and learn about the future of cities and critical city priorities, including Marketplace Fairness. The annual conference, which takes place November 19-22, includes many events that are open to press. Please contact us for media…

Nov 19
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

Washington, DC - To encourage and support city efforts that expand children's access to nature, the National League of Cities will partner with the Children & Nature Network to launch the Cities Promoting Access to Nature initiative. This new, three-year project, made possible by a major new grant from The JPB Foundation, will help city leaders develop or expand strategies for getting more…

Nov 18

Winners will receive technical assistance services from Third Sector to assess the feasibility of Pay for Success projects in their communities.

NLC encourages local governments and service provider-government partnerships to apply to Third Sector’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success (PFS) Competition. Third Sector formally announced the competition today at the White…

Nov 18

Washington, D.C. - President Obama's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience this week released 35 recommendations for how the federal government can best support local communities in the face of extreme weather and climate impacts. The Task Force, which includes a number of city officials including Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, First Vice…

Nov 17
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

The City of Austin looks forward to welcoming Congress of Cities participants this week to the Live Music Capital of the World®! The Texas capital is a vibrant city with something for everyone, whether you prefer paddling a lake, wandering a museum, or enjoying live music at a bar or coffee shop. Austin is the 11th largest U.S. city and growing every day, making it a fascinating place…

Nov 17
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Press Release
  • City Government

Mike Conduff, along with Jim Hunt, will deliver a NLC University Seminar for community leaders titled "Building Strong Elected-Appointed Official Relationships (ICMA)” at the upcoming Congress of Cities and Exposition on Wednesday, November 19th from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Austin, TX.

It can be said that the most important relationship in local governments is the one between a…

Nov 14
  • Environment & Sustainability

Washington, D.C. -- The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), which collectively represent the world's foremost real estate professionals and the nation's most distinguished municipal leaders, have signed a partnership agreement to jointly guide the oversight and operations of the Rose Center for Public Leadership.

The Rose Center was established in 2008…

Nov 13

As the economic recovery continues at a modest pace, young people remain one of the last groups to benefit from slowly expanding job opportunities.

Young people attend a job fair in Chicago. Getty images.

Statistics show that only one-third of U.S. teens work regular jobs, a level half that of 30 years ago and the lowest percentage recorded since recordkeeping began after World…

Nov 13

This is a guest post by Myung Lee, Executive Director at Cities of Service.

Nashville, Tenn. is one of several cities participating in Cities of Service. iStock images.

Regardless of whether you are celebrating or frustrated with the results of the election, it is clear that people want our leaders to work together to get…

Nov 13
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  • Technology

Washington, DC - The capture and analysis of data is transforming the 21st Century. As society becomes more data driven, data has the ability to drive the bottom line for private companies and help the public sector to define where and how services can best be delivered. In City Open Data Policies: Learning by Doing, the National League of Cities identifies how cities can take advantage of the…