Governance

November 19, 2018

To help readers stay abreast of current news and reports from the National League of Cities, this is the first of three updates from NLC’s recent City Summit.

pew broadband analysis
November 02, 2018

The Pew Charitable Trusts has issued a comprehensive news analysis on broadband. Published October 17, the report includes an overview noting that  Congress and more than a dozen states are considering legislation to expand broadband access.

nascio awards

Credit: National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

November 01, 2018

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) presented a number of awards in recognition of outstanding service during the 2018 NASCIO Annual Conference, held October 21-24 in San Diego.

green works orlando

Credit: Green Works Orlando

October 30, 2018

Just weeks after presenting the updated 2018 Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan to the Mayor and City Commissioners, Orlando’s top sustainability expert brought insight and expertise to fellow city leaders and innovators during Smart Cities Connect this week in Tampa.

sf greenhouse gas reduction

Credit: San Francisco Department of the Environment

September 14, 2018

With the world’s environmental eyes on San Francisco this past week, a recent announcement by its Mayor, London Breed, is generating attention.

city county finance challenges
September 07, 2018

Government funding is tight at every jurisdictional level, but there is a huge disconnect between available funding at the state level compared to the local levels of government. That disparity is causing strains that may soon play out in ways that are negative for taxpayers and citizens.

nlc small cell best practices

Credit: National League of Cities

September 04, 2018

Making good on its mission to help city leaders build better communities, the National League of Cities has announced plans to help cities achieve What Works Certification, and released a new Small Cell Wireless Municipal Action Guide. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and... read more

ibm smart city hacking
August 13, 2018

In issuing a chilling cybersecurity white paper on August 9, two things seem clear: IBM has gotten the attention of smart city leaders across the country, and hackers pose a clear, present and costly danger worldwide. Here, then, a summary.

harvard civic analytics
August 02, 2018

A report aimed at helping cities better understand how civic analytics can aid urban governance has been issued by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and offers key policy recommendations and case studies.

marketplace.city 100rc partnership
August 01, 2018

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) has announced a partnership with Marketplace.city which will make its digital platform available to 100RC’s member cities.

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