Month: December 2016

A New President. A New Congress. Why You Need to Make it to CCC This Year.

Washington is a-changin’. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, 2017 will usher in major changes in Washington with a new President, new Administration, and new Congress. Hear from and meet members of the new Administration and better understand the priorities for the President’s first 100 days in office, especially from

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Snapshot: Helping City Leaders Act on Behalf of Youth, Children and Families

From juvenile justice reform to linking post-secondary education to workforce success, the various teams and experts at NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families have helped city leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth and families in their communities. Here’s a snapshot of the work we’ve done in 2016, in no particular order.  New NLC Task

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The Opioid Epidemic: How Cities Are Fighting Back

The most notable success was achieved thanks to a considerable push from city and county leaders during the last days of the Congressional session. Opioid overdoses and deaths continue to be the leading cause of accidental death in America. However, city leaders can take some comfort that 2016 closes with several significant successes that should

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Research, Innovation and Cities: The Year in Review

Throughout 2016, NLC’s Center for City Solutions and Applied Research presented and spoke on a wide range of city topics to audiences from San Francisco to Shanghai and everywhere in between – making sure that, wherever possible, city voices are elevated and heard. This year has been one of growth and success for NLC’s Center for City Solutions

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What the Top Regulatory Challenges of 2017 Will Look Like

Nearly 300 government technologists were recently surveyed about the biggest issues they anticipate facing in 2017. Notably, more than half of the survey participants said their primary concerns were around the regulation of marijuana and the sharing economy. Presidential politics has the tendency to drown out all other electoral storylines. If you’re in need of proof,

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Top 5 Most Popular NLC Blog Posts of 2016

This year saw a number of posts that reached thousands of readers and were shared widely on social media. Here are the top five, in no particular order. 7 Ways City Leaders Can Address Racial Inequities City leaders must step up to take the lead with their police departments and community members to address racial inequities

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Cities and the New Administration Can Work Together on Education. Here’s How.

“The focus of the new American localism on unlocking the latent capacity and creativity of public, private, and civic networks differs markedly from the focus of traditional federalism on relationships between levels of government, particularly the federal government and the states.” – Bruce Katz, centennial scholar, Centennial Scholar Initiative, The Brookings Institution In this time of

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3 Cities on How They Revolutionized Their Public Safety Efforts

Reacting to the evidence that the overuse of jails harms people, families, and communities, and is simultaneously bad for local budgets, public safety, and community-police relations, cities across the country are developing and implementing strategies to more effectively target arrests and jail use.  Three of these cities shared their strong examples of city opportunities to

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