This is guest post by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. From climate change to gun control to issues of equity and access, cities around the world have a great responsibility and an even greater opportunity — we have the structures and resources to think globally while acting, and impacting, locally. Today, on the International Day
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We couldn’t be more proud to host these distinguished speakers at our annual Congressional City Conference in March. Clockwise from top left: Chuck Todd, Donna Brazile, Ed Gillespie and Mignon Clyburn. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd will join a stellar lineup of keynote speakers at the National League of Cities’ 2015 Congressional City Conference.
This post was written by Lacey Shaver, Outreach and Program Coordinator, STAR Communities. For the past 10 months, more than 30 cities and counties from across the U.S. and Canada have been tracking their sustainability progress through participation in the STAR Community Rating System’s (STAR) pilot program. Working through the rating system with other communities
After serving in the Coast Guard, Shelley Gilbert was looking forward to spending more time with her two daughters and two grandchildren. Then she lost her job, her apartment, and moved into a hotel, trying to keep her family together. She was able to find work at a restaurant, but between the long hours on
In September 2012, in conjunction with the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, NLC sponsored an event that highlighted the work that the City of Richmond, VA is doing to alleviate poverty. As part of the “Cities Promote Opportunity” series, Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Richmond, spoke about the importance of city leadership and service coordination in
This week’s blog discusses an innovative, localized way to fund local development projects, two regions focused on mutually beneficial cooperation, an NPR story on insourcing, and the startup culture between the coasts. Comment below or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get the last edition of “The Latest in Economic Development.” “Why couldn’t people in the community invest