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Green Infrastructure: Three Ways to Partner With Residents

As municipal officials turn to the cost-savings and environmental and social benefits of green infrastructure, there’s one important factor that can mean the difference between success and failure: community[…]

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Green Infrastructure: Three Key Concepts

As municipal officials look to improve infrastructure, rehabilitate distressed neighborhoods and make communities more livable, many are turning to green infrastructure, which uses existing infrastructure,[…]

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CitiesSpeaks Focuses on How P3s Can Benefit Your Community

As the Trump administration encourages the use of public-private partnerships in addressing infrastructure issues, you may question whether a P3 is the right choice for your community. The National League of[…]

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A Three-Pronged Approach to Water Conservation in Drought

Here are a few tips to help residents conserve water during a drought.

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Don't Let Low Pressure Problems Get Your Residents Down

Your residents turn on the shower and get a weak drizzle or can’t run the sink and washer at the same time without the water slowing to a sluggish trickle – they have low water pressure.

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From Rome to New Jersey: A History of Water and Public Health

The relationship between public health, clean water and sanitation has been explored since ancient times – the Greeks observed a connection between lifestyle, social class and health, but there were no[…]

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Is Your Water System Reaching the End of Its Life Span?

Approximately 90 percent of Americans get their water from public systems, and the country’s overall infrastructure has been graded D-plus by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Drinking water[…]

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Don’t Let Your Residents Be Left Out in the Cold

The recent bomb cyclone has played havoc across the country, from frigid flooding in the Northeast to abnormally low temperatures and snowfall in the south.

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Resiliency in Action

For the past three years, the National League of Cities (NLC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have joined efforts to host the Resilient Cities Summit, providing a[…]

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Q&A with Cooper Martin

Can you tell us a little bit about what the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI) at NLC is responsible for?

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