This post is by Neil Bomberg, NLC’s Program Director for Human Development and Public Safety. Last week while in Japan, I had the privilege of meeting with representatives from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in their 45 story headquarters building in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The twin towers and the adjoining Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly building are visible
This post is by Neil Bomberg, NLC’s Program Director for Human Development and Public Safety. The first day of the Global Forum on Urbanization and Health was filled with questions that seemed unanswerable. The presentations by representatives from sub-Sahara Africa, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia and South Asia raised numerous
This post is by Andrew O. Moore, Senior Fellow at NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families. October 20, 2010 is likely to shape up as yet another challenging day for America’s cities – short on revenue, shorter on public sector employees than two years ago, facing the demands imposed by the ongoing recession. In
We are in the middle of the 2010 Census. The forms have been delivered and the Census Department has been running ads and talking up the need for people to fill out the forms and mail them back. At this point, the department says that 70% of households have already sent in their forms. Tha’s
We just wanted to give a quick update on the Haiti earthquake. NLC has created a special page at www.nlc.org/haiti with resources and information. NLC has also set up a discussion forum on Facebook (facebook.com/nationalleagueofcities) for cities to share what they have been doing to encourage employees and citizens to assist Haiti at this time.
We thought we would give you some flavor of COP-15.
Welcome to the National League of Cities new blog: CitiesSpeak. We are excited by this opportunity to connect directly to people interested in what is going on in cities. The next week or so will see this space filled with posts from Copenhagen, where NLC has a delegation attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference.