CitiesSpeak is the official blog of the National League of Cities. This space is intended to demonstrate the issues facing cities, show best practices and promote innovation. It is written by NLC staff, members and the occasional guest blogger with individual posts not necessarily reflecting the policies and advocacy of NLC. It is meant to be a discussion space.

As such, we actively encourage open discussion on all of our posts. We ask that your comments be respectful of fellow posters by refraining from harsh language and the use of profanity. Threats of any kind will not be tolerated.

Please give us your thoughts and opinions on what you see here. With engagement from our users, we hope to increase our knowledge, find new perspectives and find solutions to the problems that cities face.