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Featured Newsletters

Livable Places Update – May

May’s article: Spinning Our Wheels: Bolstering Bicycling in the U.S.

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Currents: Spring 2017

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

Past Issues of CURRENTS

CivicSpark Newsletter – May

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

WeCAN Partners with Habitat for Humanity

LGC’s WeCAN team partners with Habitat for Humanity to install drought friendly natural landscaping and efficient irrigation for low-income residents.

New Drought Tolerant Landscaping Program Launched

Habitat Fresno’s Landscape Program has partnered with the LGC’s WeCAN (Water Energy Community Action Network) rebate program to improve quality of communities.

Electric Vehicles: You Can’t Plan for Transportation’s Future by Looking Backward

Kate Meis and Joseph Oldham discuss the progress of electric vehicle adoption in California and the future of transportation.

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.

Bike Boom – June 14, 2017

The Future of Cycling as a Mode of Transportation

Broadband for All — Part 2 – June 01, 2017

Broadband Access in Rural Communities

Broadband for All — Part 1 – May 25, 2017

Broadband Access Impacts Environment, Health, Agriculture, and Jobs

Listen to other recent Infinite Earth Podcasts.

Featured Videos

Rick Cole: 2016 Yosemite Conference

Rick Cole, provides a retrospective on the role the LGC network has played in advancing smart growth over the last 35 years.

DIY Great Cities – Part 2

These DIY Great Cities workshop sessions cover the concepts of Crowdfunding and Integrating arts into neighborhood placemaking.

The Yellow Brick Road: Reclaiming the Iron Triangle

Working together with the the nonprofit POGO Park and the City of Richmond, LGC helped secure funding to create a more livable community.