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NLC Releases New Municipal Action Guides on Infrastructure, Housing and Community Development

June 22, 2012

The National League of Cities recently announced the release of two new Municipal Action Guides from its Center for Research & Innovation. These guides may be useful to city officials dealing with infrastructure and housing and community development issues.  

 
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Projects” — Public-private partnerships (PPP), are increasingly becoming a viable financing alternative for local governments as they look for ways to fund their infrastructure projects. In the past, the private sector was limited to separate planning, design or construction contracts but now their role has been expanded to allow public agencies to tap private sector technical, management, and financial resources in new ways. This guide describes PPPs, specifically for developing transportation and transit projects. It looks at the some of the common structures used for transportation financing and development, the benefits and risks, strategies for effective implementation, and real-life examples which detail successes as well as challenges. Contact Julia Pulidindi for more information.
  • Managing Foreclosures and Vacant Properties” — City leaders play a key role in working with national, state, local and non-profit partners to help residents keep their homes and help communities cope with the ongoing effects of the foreclosure crisis. This guide offers solutions for the challenges that cities and city leaders face in dealing with foreclosures: preventing vacancies, preventing deterioration, rehabilitation and re-use and demolition. Contact Jim Brooks for more information.


 
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