Business people looking at city construction
Business people looking at city construction

Innovation

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — July 16, 2018 — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has selected Mayor Wade O. Troxell, Ph.D., of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) which…

Drone
Drone
  • Press Release

Under Mayor Mark Stodola, National League of Cities has launched an initiative to ensure the workforce remains human-focused

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — June 27, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC)…

future of work
future of work
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON & MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA — June 19, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new program, City Innovation Ecosystems, dedicated to helping cities thrive in the modern economy. The program marks a major new push…

City Innovation Ecosystems
City Innovation Ecosystems

Cities across the country are embracing sharing economy companies and new technologies like drones and smart city applications. NLC's latest national survey, “Cities and the Innovation Economy: Perceptions of Local Leaders,” shows that 78 percent…

Cities and Innovation
Cities and Innovation
  • CitiesSpeak

Innovation does not diminish the need for an effective regulatory framework — but does government have the right strategies and tools to effectively engage a deluge of emerging technologies and citizen entrepreneurs? As…

photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
  • CitiesSpeak

With partners such as Vice Media and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, the Smart Cities NYC '17 conference will convene thought leaders from around the world to advance ideas about innovation…

photo - Why City Leaders Should Attend the Smart Cities NYC '17 Conference
photo - Why City Leaders Should Attend the Smart Cities NYC '17 Conference

Autonomous vehicles are rolling out on city streets across the country at a rapid pace – much faster than anticipated just a few years ago. While state and federal entities have always played a role in regulating transportation, cities are where…

Autonomous vehicle
Autonomous vehicle
  • News Announcement

New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future

WASHINGTON — April 19, 2017 — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) released a new guide to help cities prepare for the roll out of autonomous…

photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
  • CitiesSpeak

In many cities, one of the most popular services utilized by the community is open space, including parks and playgrounds. Unfortunately, park use is also one of the hardest things for cities to measure.

This is…

photo - How One Park District in Illinois Is Making Smarter Parks
photo - How One Park District in Illinois Is Making Smarter Parks
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Brooks Rainwater examines federalism in the context of innovation and explains why the Small Business Administration is of critical importance to cities.

In the first installment of this series, we looked…

photo - When It Comes to Innovation, Partnerships Are Key
photo - When It Comes to Innovation, Partnerships Are Key