Business people looking at city construction
Business people looking at city construction

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  • CitiesSpeak

With partners such as Vice Media and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, the Smart Cities NYC '17 conference will convene thought leaders from around the world to advance ideas about innovation…

photo - Why City Leaders Should Attend the Smart Cities NYC '17 Conference
photo - Why City Leaders Should Attend the Smart Cities NYC '17 Conference

Autonomous vehicles are rolling out on city streets across the country at a rapid pace – much faster than anticipated just a few years ago. While state and federal entities have always played a role in regulating transportation, cities are where…

Autonomous vehicle
Autonomous vehicle
  • News Announcement

New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future

WASHINGTON — April 19, 2017 — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) released a new guide to help cities prepare for the roll out of autonomous…

photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
  • CitiesSpeak

In many cities, one of the most popular services utilized by the community is open space, including parks and playgrounds. Unfortunately, park use is also one of the hardest things for cities to measure.

This is…

photo - How One Park District in Illinois Is Making Smarter Parks
photo - How One Park District in Illinois Is Making Smarter Parks
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Brooks Rainwater examines federalism in the context of innovation and explains why the Small Business Administration is of critical importance to cities.

In the first installment of this series, we looked…

photo - When It Comes to Innovation, Partnerships Are Key
photo - When It Comes to Innovation, Partnerships Are Key
  • CitiesSpeak

How did a small community of less than ten thousand residents begin to increase public engagement in a way that is helpful to both local officials and constituents?

This is a guest post by Nick Mastronardi and…

photo - The Future of Civic Engagement
photo - The Future of Civic Engagement

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

"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
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's newest municipal action guide provides an overview of food incubator programs as well as guidance on how local governments can support these emerging strategies to promote local entrepreneurship and strengthen…

photo - Kitchen and Farm Incubators Support Access to Local Food Systems
photo - Kitchen and Farm Incubators Support Access to Local Food Systems
  • 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