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Technology

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.

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  • CitiesSpeak

During my nearly 30 years in government, I have been fortunate to work alongside countless hard-working, brilliant colleagues. The City of San Francisco flourishes because of the dedication, commitment and resolve of its 30,000 employees.

Startup economics.
Startup economics.
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Facebook Outreach Associate Eva Guidarini.

Across the country, citizens turn to social media to find, follow and connect with their elected officials. At the same time, local government officials use the internet…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Innovation does not diminish the need for an effective regulatory framework — but does government have the right strategies and tools to effectively engage a deluge of emerging technologies and citizen entrepreneurs? As…

photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping cities connect disparate utility, infrastructure, and public service grids. These smart cities are generating real-time aggregate data to manage programs and services more effectively, and gauge impact…

  • CitiesSpeak

"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 – namely…

photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate

NLC's City of the Future initiative is a multi-year research project analyzing five different factors that will shape the evolution of cities in the coming decades: technology, workforce automation, culture and demographics, economics, and …

  • CitiesSpeak

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.

This is a guest…

photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
  • CitiesSpeak

"FirstNet is the first effort I know of where cross disciplines – police, fire, EMS, mayors, city councils – have all been united." -Tom Sorley, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Houston, Texas

This is a guest…

photo - As Cities Become ‘Smart’, Public Safety Looks to FirstNet for Priority Broadband
photo - As Cities Become ‘Smart’, Public Safety Looks to FirstNet for Priority Broadband
  • Research Report

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 Cities…

photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
  • CitiesSpeak

Our new site is mobile-friendly and enables you to sort through content more easily.

Many times I’ve found myself struggling to navigate a website after someone redesigned it. More than once I’ve wondered why it…

photo - NLC Has a New Website. Here Are Five Reasons to Be Happy About the Change.
photo - NLC Has a New Website. Here Are Five Reasons to Be Happy About the Change.