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2020 Census PSA Toolkit

November 8, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are an effective way to educate the public about the importance of the 2020 Census and why participation matters. This toolkit enables partners and stakeholders to access produced PSAs or create their own by using pre-approved messages and talking points.

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Cybersecurity and the IoT Part I: Cities Experience the New Age of Public Safety

November 7, 2019

The Lawrenceville Police Department was hit by a ransomware attack that took the department completely offline for nearly a month, leaving them without access to email and necessary files.

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Cybersecurity and the IoT Part II: Cities Work Smarter Using the Internet of Things

November 7, 2019

“Many people think of the Interent of Things as using physical sensors to acquire different kinds of data,” she explained. “But it’s really about how to make use of these data sources available to us and make smart cities happen.” - Yao Xie, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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Thank You for Your Dedicated Service

November 7, 2019

"What I consistently see in my role at GMA—no matter the city’s size or location—is elected officials who genuinely want to make their city a better place." - Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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Leaders, What’s Your Evidence of Trustworthiness?

November 7, 2019

"The question before us is what can we do to be trustworthy? It’s up to us to provide the evidence of our trustworthiness. And we can do that by being competent at what we do, being reliable by doing what we say we’ll do and being honest." - Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President
 

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Consolidation Success: Bainbridge Wins with 30 Years of Public Safety

November 6, 2019

“Being involved in the community and actually reaching out to kids in the community and showing them that we care and we’re there for them is a big part of the job and helps them see our guys as one team.” - Bainbridge Fire Engineer Michael Jenkins.

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Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance

November 5, 2019

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

EDA solicits applications in order to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, planning, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works program and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program.

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City Fiscal Conditions 2019 Report

November 4, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

This year's NLC City Fiscal Conditions research looked at the fiscal conditions and factors across 500+ U.S. cities. The key takeaway is that the economy and local fiscal conditions are not one-size-fits-all. While some places are doing incredibly well, others are edging towards the next downturn.

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Asphalt Art Initiative

October 29, 2019

Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program is designed to fund visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in small- and medium-sized U.S. cities (with populations of 30,000-500,000).

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Protecting Our Data: What Cities Should Know About Cybersecurity

October 29, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

Data is increasingly at the core of fundamental city services: The pressure on cities to become "smarter" is mounting, but technology-driven governance is not without risk. NLC's newest report explores the ways in which cities are vulnerable to cyberattacks and how local governments can improve cybersecurity practices.

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The Next Urban Comeback

Viewpoints

October 28, 2019

Otis White, President, Civic Strategies, Inc.

With downtowns reviving, the next challenge for cities will be to turn around declining neighborhoods. The playbook hasn’t been written yet, but we know who will be its authors: the residents.

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2020 Leadership in Community Resilience Program

October 25, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

The National League of Cities is currently accepting applications from member cities to participate in the 2020 Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) program. The goal of LCR is to improve the capacity of local governments as they identify and achieve their climate resilience and disaster preparedness benchmarks.

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Malls to Mixed-Use Centers and Other Opportunities

Public Square

October 25, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

While hundreds of malls are declining, they are also being reused for all kinds of purposes—including walkable urban places in communities lacking in this kind of environment.

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From Code Enforcement to Code Encouragement

October 24, 2019

Peoria, Illinois, won the 2018 International Code Council Award for its exemplary work in code enforcement. The city's presentation at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in early October 2019 in Atlanta summarizes how their model works.

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The Development Sessions

October 22, 2019

Georgia Cities Foundation

The Development Sessions are designed to provide economic and community development professionals with the most current information, tools, professional insight, and resources available to augment municipal downtown development efforts and initiatives through departmental collaboration.

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