As senior executive and director of the National League of Cities' (NLC) Center for City Solutions, Brooks Rainwater drives the organization's research agenda, leadership education, and community engagement efforts to help municipal leaders create strong local economies, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure, and a sustainable environment.
As an advocate for strong local leadership, Rainwater often speaks and writes on the subject, and has published numerous reports and articles on innovative solutions that lead to vibrant and successful cities. His recent research and interests include advancements in technology and city innovation, the sharing economy, and how the rise of state preemption is impacting local authority.
Rainwater's expertise is a draw for media outlets, including the TODAY Show, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, and the New York Times. He also frequently contributes to publications such as FastCompany, Forbes, The Guardian, CityLab, Business Insider and TechCrunch.
Tech and Smart Cities
Join General Assembly and Alley by Verizon for a powerhouse panel from the DC civic tech and smart cities communities to discuss the intersection of tech, government, and data.