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

Innovation

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  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) is announcing $100 million in local partnerships to expand America’s innovation economy. These investments come at a critical time when there is a growing need for resources to create startups and train…

City innovation ecosystem
City innovation ecosystem

Today, the National League of Cities is announcing 50 cities, along with a number of universities and national organizations that have made specific and bold commitments to ensure their communities will thrive in the modern, innovation-driven…

City innovation ecosystems
City innovation ecosystems
  • Research Report

Cities are uniquely positioned to lead the country forward through innovation and ferocious experimentation. As we near the 2020s, it is apparent that the nation will need a social welfare system built for this new century and its specific…

UBI mural in Stockton, Calif.
UBI mural in Stockton, Calif.
  • 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