Tag: collaboration

Cities Can Tackle Hunger and Food Waste Through Collaboration

This is a guest post by NLC Board Member Priscilla Tyson, council president pro tempore, Columbus, Ohio. In this day and age, everyone should have access to healthy food. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio. Nearly one-in-five children in my city of Columbus, Ohio, is food insecure. This mirrors statistics

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Will President Obama Keep His Promise?

Nearly a year after putting forth the idea in his 2013 State of the Union address, last Thursday President Obama officially announced the Administration’s first five “Promise Zones.” In last year’s State of the Union, President Obama addressed the topic of economic mobility – or the ability to get ahead in life – with a

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Progress Sustainability Through Local Partnerships

We often hear that local governments struggle to implement sustainability programs because they lack the capacity and the funding to do so. In a time when every penny really does count, this issue hits home for small—and large—city governments alike.   However, while budget and staffing issues are no doubt a reality for sustainability offices throughout

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