Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2018

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From small cell preemption to Amazon’s HQ search and downtown development, here are CitiesSpeak’s top posts from 2018.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Legal Challenges to Third Travel Ban
In considering Trump’s controversial immigration policy, the Supreme Court will focus on four key legal issues.

What City Leaders Should Know about South Dakota v. Wayfair
Every city leader should have questions about the Supreme Court’s online sales tax ruling. Our expert analysis will help them catch up quick.

Five Takeaways for Cities from the FCC’s Small Cell Preemption Order
The FCC voted to approve a declaratory rule that would enact harsh preemptions of local authority over small cell wireless deployment and management.

What Amazon’s HQ2 Shortlist Tells Us About Modern Cities
Amazon’s hunt for a second headquarters is redefining economic development. It could herald a new era for cities.

How Booming Salt Lake City Can Keep Housing Affordable
Working with NLC’s Rose Center, Mayor Jackie Biskupski is exploring strategies for spurring new housing construction.

With Universal Basic Income, Stockton Reimagines Economic Development
The demonstration, which will give selected Stocktonites $500 per month for a year, has been met with both praise and criticism. But will it work?

Community College Will Shape the Workforce of the Future
Local elected officials have an enormous opportunity to partner with their local community colleges to help boost their workforce and local economies.

Why Downtown Development is Crucial For American Cities 
Proper downtown development requires a tremendous amount of staff technical capacity, deal-making savvy, community support and political will to execute well.

5 Things City Leaders Should Know About Opportunity Zones
Although they aren’t given a formal role in the Opportunity Zones plan, city leaders will play a critical role in making sure it delivers prosperity.

Seven Strategies for Data-Driven Economic Development
For city leaders, success in creating jobs and raising wages starts with data-driven decision making. Our expert guide will help.

Meri_readyAbout the author: Meri St. Jean is the senior digital content specialist at the National League of Cities.