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Featured Newsletters

Livable Places Update – April

April’s article: Broadband for Better Communities

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Currents: Winter 2016

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

Past Issues of CURRENTS

CivicSpark Newsletter – April

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.

Resiliency: New Buzzword or New Normal – April 20, 2017

Expanding the Conversation of Community Resiliency

Sales Tax Distribution – Equity and Sustainability – April 14, 2017

Sales Tax Issues and Impacts

Food Security—Growing Food Connections – April 06, 2017

Making Sure All People Have Access to Affordable Food

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.

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.