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  • Press Release

Charlotte, N.C. — Nearly 4,000 local elected officials and delegates from around the country have convened in Charlotte, N.C. for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual City Summit.

This week, city leaders will work with subject…

City Summit attendees at Opening General Session
City Summit attendees at Opening General Session
  • Research Report

The nation’s smaller cities and towns have a culture, vibrancy and uniqueness all their own.

While innovations such as driverless cars, demand-price parking and data-crunching sensor networks might be pioneered…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 2, 2017 — Following the news that at least 50 people were killed during a concert in Las Vegas, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

Vegas
Vegas

The 2017 City Fiscal Conditions survey of city finance officers reveals the start of fiscal contraction in the municipal sector following several years of post-recession growth. Several major findings taken together signal a slowdown on the…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — August 30, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of local economies released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that 84 percent of cities report their local economies have improved since 2016. The new report, Local Economic…

Mid-sized city
Mid-sized city
  • CitiesSpeak

Emergency medical service (EMS) staff can play a crucial role in the fight by administering the drug naloxone to help reduce opioid overdose.

This post was co-authored by Emma Lieberth and Rasheeda Senger.

photo - We Can Give Your City the Purchasing Power It Needs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
photo - We Can Give Your City the Purchasing Power It Needs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
  • CitiesSpeak

Here's how the city is partnering with several groups and organizations to create equitable access to nature programming for its youth.

This is a guest post by Tracy Muckey.

This spring, Yolanda and three…

photo - San Francisco Is Helping Kids Develop a Love of Nature
photo - San Francisco Is Helping Kids Develop a Love of Nature
  • CitiesSpeak

New research shows cities that prioritize the maintenance of public spaces and community assets are more likely to inspire civic trust, stewardship and participation in public life. Here are three key findings — and…

photo - Foundations of Civic Health: Neighborhood Order (and Disorder)
photo - Foundations of Civic Health: Neighborhood Order (and Disorder)
  • CitiesSpeak

The 2017 summit centered around how to finance resilient infrastructure and implement actions to build more resilient communities. Here are four key takeaways.

This post was co-authored by Katharine Burgess,…

photo - Planning a More Resilient Future: Four Takeaways From the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit
photo - Planning a More Resilient Future: Four Takeaways From the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit