The Network is on the ground with cities across the country. As we partner with local leaders to develop strategies to fuel their turnaround, you can read about our insights and learnings here.

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By Maureen Mahoney

Mahoney: The Power of Learning Together

Maureen Mahoney reflects on Kansas City, Kansas' experience with the Network so far, both as a beta city and as a participant in the first peer convening.

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By Abigail Rybnicek

Technical Assistance: Apply for These Great Opportunities!

The National Resource Network’s Technical Assistance Clearinghouse features more than 100 programs to support your community; learn which six have upcoming deadlines and how to apply.

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By Abigail Rybnicek

311 for Cities in Action: Vacant Properties with IRS Liens

After using the Network's 311 for Cities, the City of Danville, VA, is on its way to cleaning up blighted houses in their community.

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By Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob

Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob: Size Does Not Matter When it Comes to City Government Innovation

Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob, Co-Chairs of Boston’s Urban Mechanics Office, discuss how, regardless of city size, service delivery can improve through innovative community oriented practices and ‘ambidextrous’ approach.

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By Neil Kleiman

Neil Kleiman: Resurgent Cities and What They Can Teach Us

Leading scholars in urban policy share their thoughts in a new book Revitalizing American Cities and discuss how small and mid-size cities can successfully re-imagine—and reinvent—themselves.

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By David Eichenthal

David Eichenthal: Universities Play Vital Role for Cities Well-being

The Network has a deliberate strategy to engage higher education leaders. A potential exists, argues Eichenthal, for universities and cities to work to together to build strong cities and strong communities.

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By Stephen Goldsmith

Stephen Goldsmith: The Basics of Big Data

Former Indianapolis Mayor and Harvard Professor Stephen Goldsmith discusses a staged and common sense approach for using data to improve services.

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By David Eichenthal

David Eichenthal: A False Choice

The Network's Executive Director argues that local government leaders don’t have to choose between a balanced budget and investment in economic growth.

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