Issues & Trends

Community Conversations: Phase II of Cities, Services & Funding

The League has launched a new service to help cities engage the public in discussions about the services you provide, how those services are delivered, and how they are paid for.

Read more and find out how your city can participate

Budget-balancing resources

Cities continue to look for ways to effectively cut costs, generate new revenue, and balance their budgets. Here are resources to help:

Read tips on dealing with the financial crisis

Other issues and trends

A wide variety of other issues and trends also have implications for the future of cities. In this section, you'll find research, analysis, reports, and other resources to help your city understand the big picture and take action.