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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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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 3, 2018 — With the passage of the H.R. 302 (115) in the Senate today, the National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

"Cities are the hubs…

Drone
Drone
  • Press Release

Washington – The National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities today released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote on the Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order on state…

FCC
FCC
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — August 27, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released a new small cell wireless municipal action guide and model ordinance for city leaders. Small cell wireless infrastructure, which is increasingly important for…

small cell
small cell
  • Research Report

With this seismic shift toward smart cities and the internet of things (IoT), reliance on wireless and wireline broadband infrastructure is becoming greater and greater. Mobile phones, IoT devices and other small wireless gadgets are becoming…

small cell
small cell
  • Webinar

Cities across the U.S. are piloting autonomous vehicle technologies today, but changes may be coming if Congress passes national legislation. USDOT is also actively gathering feedback to inform their guidance. Join us to get your bearing on this…

  • Research Report

Public trust in American lawmakers (particularly at the national level), elections and democratic institutions has plummeted in recent years. While there are many contributing factors, the explosion of digital information, digital misinformation…

blockchain imagery
blockchain imagery
  • CitiesSpeak

Autonomous vehicles. On-demand everything. Gig jobs. Big data. Tech innovations are shaping life in cities — impacting how we commute to work and school, altering the way we respond to climate change, and shaping the job opportunities that are…

Mayor Wayne Messam
Mayor Wayne Messam
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — Following a vote today by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to dismantle net neutrality regulations, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement…

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
  • Research Report

As cities embrace a future permeated by technology, local leaders must continually reassert and revisit community values, while ensuring these values are the foundation of new plans, policies, and programs. 

This…

  • Press Release

New National League of Cities Research Examines Future of Equity in Infrastructure, Public Safety and Economic Development

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released new research on the future of…

Future of Equity
Future of Equity