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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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  • Research Report

NLC's municipal guide, Cities and Drones, is designed to serve as a primer on drones for local officials, providing insight into the recently released federal rules relating to drone operation, as well as offering suggestions for how…

  • CitiesSpeak

The data explorer tool helps communities, cities and municipalities easily visualize how many rooftops are suitable to install solar, how much power they could collectively generate, and how much carbon could be displaced by…

Google
Google
  • Research Report

The National League of Cities’ model ordinance is designed to be flexible enough to foster innovation – and comprehensive enough to keep citizens safe. It empowers local leaders to implement solutions tailored to the needs of their community;…

  • CitiesSpeak

As the confetti is cleared away and residents in Cleveland and Philadelphia resume life as normal, what can cities learn from the intersection of technology and the conventions?

Whether they watched on television, on a computer, or on a…

convention
convention
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we’ll be featuring a new video focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week’s edition, Mooresville, North Carolina, Commissioner…

  • News Announcement

WASHINGTON — In a win for local governments and local decision-making authority, new rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders…

  • CitiesSpeak

As time advances and new technology, adoption and traffic scenarios unfold, cities face many uncertainties when it comes to transportation and mobility.

As the availability and flexibility of self-driving vehicles such as this…

mercedes
mercedes
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. This week's talk focuses on inspiring civic-minded hacker projects…

  • CitiesSpeak

Automation has the potential to change the nature of work. Wingham Rowan, the director of Britain's Beyond Jobs project, offers a new approach to non-standard labor that accommodates those changes.

This is a guest post by Wingham Rowan.…

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labor markets
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it's…