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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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  • Research Report

The national context is ripe for food-based entrepreneurship, with the $1.8 trillion food industry comprising about 13 percent of the total economy.

This municipal action guide from the National League of Cities…

photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
photo - Food-Based Business Incubator Programs
  • CitiesSpeak

Our new site is mobile-friendly and enables you to sort through content more easily.

Many times I’ve found myself struggling to navigate a website after someone redesigned it. More than once I’ve wondered why it…

photo - NLC Has a New Website. Here Are Five Reasons to Be Happy About the Change.
photo - NLC Has a New Website. Here Are Five Reasons to Be Happy About the Change.
  • Research Report

"Trends in Smart City Development" is a new report from the National League of Cities featuring case studies about how five cities – Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Delhi, India – are using…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

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The City of Mooresville made the decision to establish high speed Internet as a basic utility to which all citizens have access. Through a robust technology infrastructure, the city will better equip…

  • CitiesSpeak

The world of professional, competitive video gaming is expanding at a rapid pace – and you might be surprised to learn that cities stand to benefit from its growth.

Twitch streamers (…

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esports
  • Research Report

 

By clustering talent, startups, established firms, nonprofits, research institutions and cultural assets, innovation districts encourage people to come together in places that can incubate creativity and serve as labs for…

  • Research Report

"The Future of Work in Cities" examines societal shifts and advancements in technology that are impacting the rapidly changing American workforce. The report outlines solutions to help city leaders plan for the fast-approaching future, while…

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  • Research Report

NLC's municipal guide, Cities and Drones, is designed to serve as a primer on drones for local officials, providing insight into the recently released federal rules relating to drone operation, as well as offering suggestions for how…

  • CitiesSpeak

The data explorer tool helps communities, cities and municipalities easily visualize how many rooftops are suitable to install solar, how much power they could collectively generate, and how much carbon could be displaced by…

Google
Google
  • Research Report

The National League of Cities’ model ordinance is designed to be flexible enough to foster innovation – and comprehensive enough to keep citizens safe. It empowers local leaders to implement solutions tailored to the needs of their community;…