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.

By Mayor Percy Bland

Mayor Bland: Why We Are Partnering with the Network

Meridian, MS, Mayor Percy Bland sheds light on the potential he sees for his community, the challenges they face, and the important role the Network is playing to move things forward.

By Mark Linton

Linton: Reflecting on the Value of Peer Learning

Mark Linton, Executive Director of White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, shares his thoughts on the value of the National Resource Network and his experience at the inaugural peer convening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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