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Water & Green Infrastructure

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  • Member Recruitment Article

The City of Newark Solves a Big Problem

By Mildred Crump, Council President, City of Newark

Water main breaks seem to be happening with alarming frequency lately in the…

Newark
Newark
  • Research Report

In American cities, green design continues to expand its influence. Solar panels, porous pavement, and green roofs are all catching on as ways for developers to reduce environmental impacts of buildings. But what happens when these features and…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – February 12, 2018 – Today, President Trump released his administration's infrastructure proposal following a meeting at the White House with city leaders. The National League of Cities (NLC) applauds the administration for putting…

America's crumbling infrastructure
America's crumbling infrastructure
  • Issue Briefing

Today, cities across the nation are grappling with significant water challenges from aging infrastructure and poor water quality, to water scarcity or flooding. Not only do these challenges impact public health and quality of life, but they also…

Water tap
Water tap
  • Case Studies & Practices

Given the water challenges facing many parts of the country, capturing, storing, and using rainwater and stormwater runoff is often an effective way of decreasing stresses on municipal water sources.  "The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting" …

  • Research Report

The Center for Neighborhood Technology has developed a green infrastructure portfolio standard (GIPS) as a way for communities to cost effectively scale up green infrastructure in developed urban areas to substantially reduce the volume of storm…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Comprehensive community planning represents the most effective tool available for the implementation of a green infrastructure network. Requirements for community comprehensive plans vary from state to state, and certain regions within states,…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The Leadership in Community Resilience project will help South Bend assess the extent to which urban forest and other green infrastructure can be developed to help manage stormwater, urban heat, and improve neighborhood quality. By first updating…

  • CitiesSpeak

The residents of Flint, Michigan, have been unable to use their own taps for months – and now fears of Shigellosis make the need for congressional action more pressing than ever.

The recent…

levee
levee
  • 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. Because June is Small Cities Month, this week's talk focuses on…