City Solutions Database

Welcome to NLC's City Practices Database. Here, you will find examples of initiatives and projects on a variety of topics being implemented now in cities of all sizes across the country.

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Jun 26
  • Housing
  • Community & Housing
  • Neighborhoods
Background

Bozeman’s recent housing challenges are driven, in part, by the strength of its local job market.  Bozeman added 11,000 new jobs since the Recovery at a rate of 4.4% annually and with unemployment at 2.5%, Bozeman’s economy was strong.…

Jun 26
  • Housing
  • Community & Housing
  • Neighborhoods

In recent years, the District of Columbia’s population and economy has grown, causing an increased demand for affordable housing for low and…

Jun 26
  • Housing
  • Community & Housing
  • Neighborhoods
Background​​​​​​

Between 2010 and 2016, Minneapolis added over 12,000 housing units and grew by 37,000 residents.

Jun 24
  • Community & Housing
  • Community & Housing
  • Neighborhoods
Background

By July 2015, Seattle’s population growth was explosive.  Estimates from 2009 for the Puget Sound region suggested that total population would top 5 million by 2040, a nearly 40 percent increase—…

Jun 24
  • Housing
  • Community & Housing
  • Neighborhoods
Background

Although, the Fair Housing Act has prohibited discrimination in housing markets since 1968, the effects of past discriminatory Federal and local housing policies are seen and felt today in cities across the nation.  In the American Heartland, for…

Jun 24
  • Housing
  • Community & Housing
  • Neighborhoods
Background

In 2015, Oakland, California was riding the crest of a great economic wave.  Years of growth in both higher wage and lower-wage jobs had helped to make Oakland a haven for tech entrepreneurs and others seeking to share in the City’s growing prosperity…

Jun 24
  • Housing
  • Neighborhoods
  • Community & Housing
Background

In early 2011, the central intent of the City of Charlotte’s Housing Locational Policy was to serve as a guiding framework for making the City’s investments in subsidized multi-family housing developments for households earning 60% or less of Area…

Jun 24
  • Housing
  • Neighborhoods
  • Community & Housing
Background

The City of Atlanta has long been differentiated from other cities based on its unique combination of a relatively low cost of living and high quality of life.  Atlanta’s affordability has long served as a key competitive advantage and draw for both…

Nov 06
Park Forest
Park Forest
  • Race & Equity
  • City Government
  • Social Justice
Building on a Unique History as an Integrated Village

The Village of Park Forest was established in 1948 to house military veterans as the nation’s first planned community after World War II. Park Forest was initially designed as one of the few communities without restrictive covenants by religion. Building on that ten-year tradition, Park Forest was racially desegregated in 1959 when the…

Nov 06
San Antonio
San Antonio
  • Race & Equity
  • City Government
  • Social Justice
Developing an Office of Equity

In 2017, San Antonio, Texas was ranked one of the most unequal cities in the country by the Economic Innovation Group. Recognizing the ranking and the history of segregationist policies that led to it, San Antonio’s leaders are making an effort to reconcile their past with an equitable future for their residents through the San Antonio Office of Equity.