In support of basic service delivery as well as to keep residents connected to city government, our communities rely on the best technology resources available. Technology has the ability to provide real-time data and helps local government introduce improvements in service delivery. Furthermore, technology can help enhance democracy and government transparency. Open data, cyber security, and innovations such as driverless cars represent some of the issues that NLC works on in this field.
"It can seem tempting to default on the side of industry in the hopes of spurring innovation, but obviously you cannot prioritize the needs of one entity or company over those of all the other actors in the room â€“ namelyâ€¦
NLC's City of the FutureÂ initiative is a multi-year research project analyzing five different factors that will shape the evolution of cities in the coming decades: technology,Â workforce automation,Â culture and demographics,Â economics,Â andÂ â€¦
Competing in a global economy demands that we continue supporting manufacturing areas by providing skilled workers with certificates and degrees from qualified community and technical colleges.
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"FirstNet is the first effort I know of where cross disciplines â€“ police, fire, EMS, mayors, city councils â€“ have all been united." -Tom Sorley, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Houston, Texas
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The national context is ripe for food-based entrepreneurship, with the $1.8 trillion food industry comprising about 13 percent of the total economy.
This municipal action guide from the National League of Citiesâ€¦
Our new site is mobile-friendly andÂ enables you to sort through content more easily.
Many times Iâ€™ve found myself struggling to navigate a website after someone redesigned it. More than once Iâ€™ve wondered why itâ€¦
"Trends in Smart City Development" is a new report from the National League of Cities featuring case studies about how five cities â€“ Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Delhi, India â€“ are usingâ€¦
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The City of Mooresville made the decision to establish high speed Internet as a basic utility to which all citizens have access. Through a robust technology infrastructure, the city will better equipâ€¦
The world of professional, competitive video gaming is expanding at a rapid pace â€“ and you might be surprised to learn that cities stand to benefit from its growth.
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By clustering talent, startups, established firms, nonprofits, research institutions and cultural assets, innovation districts encourage people to come together in places that can incubate creativity and serve as labs forâ€¦