New Orleans Mayor Continues Work to Remove Confederate Monuments

Mayor Mitch Landrieu made sure work was completed as fast as possible to prevent state preemption

A New Kind of Park Along Memphis’ Waterfront

RiverPlay highlights the city’s effort to connect its civic assets to promote integration.

Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap–But States Are Standing in the Way

In a contributed article, National League of Cities' Christiana McFarland outlines how state preemption of local laws may be adding to the wage gap.

How Will NCAA React to North Carolina’s ‘Humpty Dumpty’ H.B. 2 Repeal?

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Okla. proposal for new fees for electric and hybrid cars; New Orleans mayor fears federal disaster planning cuts; and N.M. governor vs. journalists.

Trump Admin., ACLU Accuse Virginia County of Muslim Discrimination

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Abortion settlement affects Idaho's budget vote; out-of-state think tanks oppose Kansas Medicaid expansion; and Baltimore's minimum wage hike clears latest hurdle.

5 Cities Take Smart City Planning to the Next Level

From engaging underserved populations to preparing for climate change’s most devastating effects, these cities have their work cut out for them.

What’s to Be Done About Confederate Monuments in New Orleans?

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Council members joined a national movement to remove symbols that black residents feel perpetuate racism, but they’re finding you can’t do iconoclasm halfway.

Video: Parks as Drivers of Social Equity

Cities from Portland, Oregon to Denver are exploring how the even distribution of civic resources can improve opportunities for all residents.

How Do You Make a City Livable for All Age Groups?

At a National League of Cities event, Mayors Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Acquanetta Warren of Fontana, Calif., and C. Kim Bracey of York, Pa., discussed what’s working in their communities.

‘Equity Is Critical to Oakland’s Resilience’

Disparities in educational and job opportunities across short distances have the city thinking about how it can improve underserved communities’ access to government services.

‘Cities Are Not Smart. It’s People Who Are Smart’

At an event in the nation’s capital, experts discussed issues related to smart cities such as inclusivity, data management and cybersecurity.

Navigator Award Finalist: Ed Blayney, Innovation Project Manager, Louisville Metro Government

Crowdsourcing data on internet connectivity may seem like an odd municipal exercise, but it’s proven to be a valuable tool in Louisville.

Cities Have the 'Ability to Coalescence That Bottom-Up Movement' to Fix Racial Inequalities

At a pivotal point in U.S. history, local governments and the private sector must collaborate to close opportunity gaps where the federal government cannot, according to social justice experts.

Minority Neighborhoods Benefit From Shared Mobility Systems

Chicago is expanding its bikeshare program into disadvantaged communities, increasing cost-effective access to jobs and educational opportunities.

How Resilient Is Your City? This Index Will Tell You

“Every city is unique, and each faces specific challenges,” says Arup director Jo da Silva. “But, the factors that enable cities to deal with disruption are universal.”

‘Resilient Cities’ Look to Address Social Inequality as a Function of Other Environmental, Economic Stresses

Louisville, Kentucky, sees a link between its most pressing problems and poorest neighborhoods, and it’s not alone.

Scottsdale Says ‘No’ to Satan; Ruffalo ‘Hulks Out’ Over Pennsylvania Fracking

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: SeaTac, Wash.’s Muslim ‘tactical map’ that wasn’t; Nile crocodiles are Florida’s newest residents; and Hawaii gun owners might make FBI database.

Austin Joins Mozilla’s Growing ‘Hive’ of Gigabit Cities

Kansas City, Missouri, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, have already seen municipal services and Web literacy benefit from the Gigabit Community Fund’s grants.

London Mayor Invited to Speak at U.S. Mayors’ Annual Meeting

Sadiq Khan will likely have something to say about the Islamophobia and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign if he accepts.

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