Brooks Rainwater

Brooks Rainwater

Brooks Rainwater is the Senior Executive and Director of the Center for City Solutions at the National League of Cities.

A man walks away from a red EasyMile shuttle bus.

Cities Have Taken the Lead in Regulating Driverless Vehicles

While federal and state governments take a back seat, cities are driving the regulation of autonomous vehicles.

Cities Will Automate First. We Should Prepare Now.

Urban spaces are the testing grounds for the automation revolution. Will they destroy our jobs, or just make new and better ones?

Let the Mayors Lead

As local politicians attempt to keep government from grinding to a halt, they need the support of an involved citizenry.

A San Salvador taxi driver takes part in a demonstration against Uber.

The Sharing Economy Needs to Be Better Partners With Cities

Most municipalities have abandoned their efforts to resist the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world. But there’s a lot both sides can do to heal the rift.

Workers in downtown London head to their jobs.

How Cities Can Rebuild the Social Safety Net

In an age of employment uncertainty and a growing income gap, urban America needs to find new ways to support its citizens.