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The latest from the Local Government Commission

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.

2016 Annual Report

The Local Government Commission has released its 2016 Annual report. Read more about our many achievements over the past year.

Smart Growth in St. Louis

LGC’s Executive Director, Kate Meis, joins Eric Friedman, president of Friedman Group Realtors and Friedman Development Group, to discuss idea of “smart growth” in the St. Louis region.

Featured Newsletters

Livable Places Update – January

January’s article: A Message to the New Administration: The Economic Argument for Livable Communities

Past Issues of Livable Places Update

Currents: Winter 2016

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

Past Issues of CURRENTS

CivicSpark Newsletter – January

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

Past Issues of CivicSpark Newsletter

Featured Podcast

Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis – January 19, 2017

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.

Listen to other recent Infinite Earth Podcasts.

Featured Videos

Kate Meis: Private Sector Solutions for Public Benefit Projects

Kate Meis, Executive Director of the Local Government Commission, speaks during the kickoff plenary at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.

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.

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.