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Building Parks and Trails with Creativity and Collaboration

June 4, 2021

By George Dusenbury, Georgia State Director for the Trust for Public Land and Commissioner

"Early in the pandemic, it became clear that the outdoors was the safest place to exercise, play and interact with friends and family. In fact, green spaces have seen record usage over the last year. One year into the pandemic, all signs indicate they will stay that way." - George Dusenbury, Georgia State Director for the Trust for Public Land and Commissioner, City of Decatur

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The Right Road: Planning for The Future

June 4, 2021

By Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

"The journey to success may be long, but the intentionality of planning will ensure we take the right road to reach a destination of accomplishment, as opposed to our destination being “somewhere” or “anywhere.” - Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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Moving Forward with Respect

June 4, 2021

By Vince Williams, GMA President

"And as we navigate our intergovernmental system, it is incumbent upon us to always hold high and respect what we as cities and city officials bring to the table. Without our own self-respect and support of each other, we will not succeed." - Vince Williams, GMA President

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Downtown Developments: Promoting Downtowns as a Visitor Attraction

June 4, 2021

By Cheryl Hargrove, Cultural Heritage Tourism Specialist Based on St. Simons Island

"As we enter a post-pandemic “reopening” phase, visitors still want many of the same experiences as pre-COVID: to feel welcomed and safe and experience unique shops and activities they cannot find at home." - Cheryl Hargrove, Cultural Heritage Tourism Specialist Based on St. Simons Island

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How to stop a killing like that of George Floyd from ever happening again

April 8, 2021

CNN

Derek Chauvin's trial provides a moment to ask ourselves: If another officer were to engage in similar misconduct today, would his colleagues again refuse to step in and stop it?

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Innovation Through Reconsideration

April 5, 2021

By Katherine Moore, President, Georgia Conservancy

"Numerous cities are demonstrating their innovation by turning fresh eyes and energy to their downtowns, the oldest areas of our cities. These activity centers attract us not only through their often-inexpressible charm, but precisely because they meet the needs of today and the demands of the future." - Katherine Moore, President, Georgia Conservancy

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GMA Works to Meet Your Needs

April 5, 2021

By Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

"The term “Cities United” is exemplified in GMA’s efforts to answer the outcry from city leaders around the state to help you respond to this unprecedented health and economic crisis. We could not have achieved this victory without you." - Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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Cities Spring Forward With Renewed Energy

April 5, 2021

By Vince Williams, GMA President

"While the challenges before us today are humbling, I find that the turmoil of the past year has provided me with both a clarity of purpose and renewed energy." - Vince Williams, GMA President

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Look to Your Neighbor: How Georgia’s Cities are Advancing Sustainability Through Housing Choice

April 5, 2021

By Nick Johnson, Senior Planner, Georgia Conservancy

"Through the course of my work at Georgia Conservancy, I am often asked a question that goes something like this: Why does a conservation-focused non-profit care so much about housing?" - Nick Johnson, Senior Planner, Georgia Conservancy

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Downtown Developments: Housing Choice and Resilient Communities

February 15, 2021

By Eric Kronberg, Principle at Kronberg Urbanists + Architects

"As it is doing so effectively across all facets of life, the coronavirus pandemic is highlighting the importance of widespread affordable housing, especially in walkable, complete neighborhoods." - By Eric Kronberg, Principle at Kronberg Urbanists + Architects

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Providing Georgia with a 21st Century Transportation System

February 15, 2021

By Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy and Research, TRIP

"Accessibility and connectivity are critical factors in a region’s quality of life and economic competitiveness." - Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy and Research, TRIP

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Legislative Advocacy for Cities is a Year-Round Commitment

February 14, 2021

By Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

"Cities and their residents are affected by the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress, as well as by the regulatory decisions made by state and federal agencies." - Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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Let Us Build Community to Uplift our Democracy

February 14, 2021

By Vince Williams, GMA President

My heart is aching. The destructive behavior on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol has tested our democracy, our democratic institutions and the ideals on which our country was founded.

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Gov. Kemp's 2021 State of the State Address

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January 14, 2021

Gov. Brian Kemp

Text of Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address delivered on January 14, 2021.

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Give the Gift of Safety This Holiday Season

December 14, 2020

By Amber Schmidtke, PH.D., Medical Educator and Science Communicator

Much like everything else in 2020, the pandemic is going to change the way we gather and celebrate the winter holidays. Remember that the virus is only concerned with the biology and physics of reaching the next human to infect for its own survival. But the virus has a weakness— it cannot move on its own.

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