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Featured Newsletters

Livable Places Update – March

March’s article: Rebuilding after the Fires: Housing Lessons for All Communities

Past Issues of Livable Places Update

Currents: Spring 2019

Currents provides readers with current information on energy issues affecting local governments in California.

Past Issues of CURRENTS

CivicSpark Newsletter – March

This monthly CivicSpark newsletter features updates on CivicSpark projects and highlights.

Past Issues of CivicSpark Newsletter

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The latest from the Local Government Commission

Kate Meis Honored in 40 Under 40 List

The Sacramento Business Journal has honored Kate Meis in their 40 Under 40 list for her outstanding professional accomplishments & community involvement.

The Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change

Mayor Steinberg and Mayor Cabaldon are leading the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change to develop a common vision and set of strategies for both cities to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

2018 LGC Annual Impact Report

The Local Government Commission (LGC) supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, affordable technical assistance, and policy guidance on climate change, energy, water, and healthy community design.

Infinite Earth Radio Podcast

Infinite Earth Radio is a podcast produced by Skeo, in association with the Local Government Commission. Each week we interview visionary civic leaders who are transforming the future.

Sixth IPCC Assessment Report – March 06, 2019

Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – adaptation and the national climate assessment

Opportunity Zone Tax Credits – March 04, 2019

Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – leveraging a tool in the federal tax law

An Atlas of US Transit – February 24, 2019

Urban Resilience Series – key elements of urban transit systems

Listen to other recent Infinite Earth Podcasts.

Featured Videos

Protected Bike Lane Popup Demonstration

As the City of St. Louis starts a Downtown Transportation Plan, this pop-up lane demonstrated how to improve safety and bikeability in St. Louis. This installation was led by Trailnet and PlaceMatters.

Cities Get Smarter: Smart Growth and the Internet of Things

Government officials and business leaders are beginning to embrace advanced technology to rethink the way we manage our civic and natural resources.

Karen Freeman-Wilson – Subnational Leadership: Smart-Growth Solutions for Red and Blue Leaders

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson – the first woman to lead the City of Gary and the first African-American female mayor in the State of Indiana – discusses leading on climate change from a blue city in a very red state and how her legacy steel city is transitioning to a more sustainable future.


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