Nation's Cities Weekly

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Articles from Vol. 33, No. 19, May 24

Benjamin Franklin: Our First Urbanist
This is an article revolving around the topics that will be presented at the 18th Annual Leadership Summit, to be held September 23-25 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. Lowell will serve as a presenter during the Friday afternoon...
Community and Economic Development Committee Focuses on Local Economies
Members of NLC's Community and Economic Development (CED) Steering Committee met in Riverside, Calif., recently for the second of four annual meetings. The meeting was hosted by Councilmember Nancy Hart of Riverside and chaired by CED Committee Chair...
Denver in December: Sunny & Pretty Warm
If you are worried about getting snowed in at the 2010 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Denver this fall, don't be. Denver has 300 days of sunshine every year and many of them are in November and December. Even the golf courses remain open all...
Federal Government Issues Rule That Allows Young Adults to Stay on Their Parents Insurance
The federal government last week issued an interim final rule that allows young adults to remain on their parents' health insurance policies up to age 26. The rule, which was published by the Treasury, Health and Human Services and Labor Departments...
For Urban Infrastructure and Job Creation, Financing Gets Easier and Cheaper
All across the country, elected officials, financing agencies and their private sector partners continue to grapple with a host of fiscal challenges affecting the delivery of services, the employment rate and the overall well being of area residents....
Kerry, Lieberman Release Climate Change Legislation
Recently, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) released their long-awaited draft of climate change legislation. The American Power Act calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent...
May a Greener Future Begin in a Greener Classroom?
The following is reprinted from NLC's blog, citiesspeak.org/. Visit the blog for a variety of posts and also check out NLC on facebook and Twitter. A number of speakers at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs national conference this week in Washington, D.C....
Metros as Keys to Our Future: But Will Cities, Suburbs Collaborate?
The nation's top 100 metropolitan areas are home to 66 percent of Americans, and adding people almost twice as fast as the rest of the country. Our lead corporations and most highly skilled work forces are focused in them. Metros are clearly key to...
NBC-LEO Foundation Fellows Program Accepting Applications
The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Fellows Program is currently accepting applications for its inaugural class. Three fellows will be chosen for the 2010-2011 period. Through the program, the fellows attend...
NLC Report Finds Continued Decline in Local Fiscal Conditions
From employment to the stability of the housing market, signs of growth that may be making their way into the national picture are not yet evident in many local economies across the country. A new study reporting the results of NLC's State of America's...
Policy Committees Work on Year's Priorities
NLC's policy process begins at the Congressional City Conference, where the the seven policy and advocacy committees outline their priorities for the year. The seven committees cover the range of issues faced by local officials in their communities...
State, Local Government Groups Bring Interoperabllity Message to Congress
The seven largest organizations representing state and local governments recently sponsored three Congressional briefings in an attempt to convince members of Congress to support the Broadband for First Responders Act of 2010 (H.R.5081), which would...