Making contacts at COP-15

It’s all about who you meet and what you might accomplish afterward.  In the space of one day, including a few hours standing in sub-freezing temperatures outside of the Bella Center, our NLC group made the best use of our time and circumstance. Guillermo Tapia of the Latin American municipal association (FLACMA), and our friend from membership in

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Day one on the ground

Day one in Denmark proved to be a success, as the delegation had no problem fighting through the six-hour time difference from the Eastern time zone and little sleep on the planes.  NLC was on the ground and right at work on Sunday.  Following different arrival times, the group met up at an afternoon briefing in downtown Copenhagen, organized

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Getting ready for Copenhagen

NLC’s delegation is about to start its trek to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the United Nations COP-15 climate change meetings.  On the way are two elected officials — Councilor Henrietta Davis from Cambridge, MA, and Councilmember Matt Zone from Cleveland, OH — and three staff from NLC’s Center for Research and Innovation — Ken Rosenfeld and Tammy Zborel from the sustainability

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Hello and welcome!

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.

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