Nation's Cities Weekly

Monthly publication has articles and news briefs that cover municipal issues, such as government, economy, immigration, housing and transportation and after school programs.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 40, October 24

Collaborative Efforts Seek to Help Disconnected Youth, Young Men of Color
Cross-system teams from eight cities participated in a groundbreaking meeting in Denver last week to develop and expand city strategies for reengaging disconnected youth and improving achievement among young men of color. NLC's Institute for Youth,...
Conference Spouse and Guest Tours Offer Arizona Adventures
Spouse and guest tours at this year's Congress of Cities in Phoenix will show what make Arizona a one-of-a-kind destination. This year's tours offer experiences for lovers of fashion, solar energy, wine, horseback riding, botanical gardens, history,...
Congress of Cities Exhibitor Solution Theaters Offer Unique Learning Opportunities
Attendees at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Phoenix next month will have a unique learning opportunity through exhibitor solution theaters, special sessions featuring specific conference exhibitors. The theaters, to be held in the convention...
IBM Announces Grants to Cities
On October 20, IBM launched the second Smarter Cities Challenge application process. Applications are being accepted through December 12 for the grant program, which is designed to help cities address a wide range of financial and infrastructure challenges....
Local Participation Means Success for 2012 Census of Governments
In October 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau will launch the Census of Governments--a complete census of all units of state and local governments in the United States. The Census of Governments is conducted every five years for years ending in "2" and...
NLC Prescription Discount Card Program Reaches Milestone
NLC surpassed a significant milestone last month with more than 500 member cities now participating in the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program. The program also continues to move closer to the goal of $10 million in savings to residents this...
NLC's Corporate Partners Making a Footprint in Their Communities
NLC has long advocated for local leaders to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities and mutual benefits that collaborative partnerships with businesses provide. Each business offers a unique set of services and activities that they and their...
Phoenix Leaders to Engage with NLC Constituency Groups
NLC's five constituency groups will engage in a number of activities during the upcoming Congress of Cities and Exposition in Phoenix, November 9-12. Current members of the groups, or those who want to join for the first time, should pay combined...
Prepare for the Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test
On November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, televisions and radios across the nation will broadcast a series of beeps followed by the message, "This is a test." While local and state components of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) are tested on a weekly...
Transit Systems in Peril: Why Care?
Why should we spring for the multibillions of hard-to-find dollars that the experts say are necessary to patch up America's essential--but often deteriorating--public transportation systems? It's straightforward, argues the New York-based Regional...