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Case Studies

Case Studies

Get real life examples of cities, towns and villages creating solutions and sharing outcomes to common problems.



View and download our resource guides to learn how to better your local city, town, or village. Ranging from the economic workforce to early childhood success, local leaders can find exactly what they need.



Each year, NLC releases critical reports such as the 2021 State of the Cities or City Fiscal Conditions report which aid local leaders in understanding what is happening in local communities across the nation.


NLC University

NLC University (NLCU) delivers real-world solutions – and innovative new approaches – to the challenge’s city leaders face every day.

NLCU is the collaborative executive education and leadership development initiative developed by the National League of Cities to help municipal leaders – both elected and appointed – build the skills they need to better govern, serve, and advocate for their communities.

Focused on skill and knowledge exchange, NLCU brings leading national experts and practitioners to local leaders to support, coach and inform local solutions.

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Online Community & Discussion Groups

NLC’s dynamic online discussion groups allow you to build community, communicate with like-minded people, and collaborate with your peers. They’re your place for knowledge exchange, content curation, and idea incubation.

Become a member and start networking with fellow local leaders and build connections today.