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5 Ways to Begin a Zero Trust Approach to Cybersecurity

CitySmart by VC3

September 13, 2021

Joe Howland, Chief Information Security Officer, Sophicity

Cybersecurity is evolving toward the point where we cannot rely alone on traditional cybersecurity tools such as firewalls, antivirus, and VPNs. In other words, we cannot assume that anything making it past a perimeter into your network is good. 

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Improving the Lives of Georgia’s Children and Youth: What’s Next

August 26, 2021

Strides have been made in the areas of youth engagement and tackling the challenges that plague youth. But cities need to work together and forge partnerships for continued success in this area.

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Ten Social Benefits of Walkable Places

Public Square

August 24, 2021

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

We shape our cities and then they shape us.

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Make Your Website ADA-Compliant: Best Practices for Cities

CitySmart by VC3

August 16, 2021

Victoria Boyko, Software Development Consultant

Despite the perceived importance of ADA-compliant websites, many city websites do not comply with best practices that help disabled people access content.

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Implicit Bias and First Responders: 5 Common Misperceptions

August 13, 2021

Bias is our conscious or unconscious preferences for and against certain things, places, people or groups. If we are aware of and actively “claim” our bias, it is explicit. For example, if someone was to say “I believe that drug addiction is a sign of moral weakness,” they would hold an explicit bias. Implicit bias, on the other hand, typically operates outside of our conscious awareness.

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Through the Roof: What Communities Can Do About the High Cost of Rental Housing in America

August 13, 2021

This report shows what local governments can do to mitigate the rising cost of rental housing. It considers the root causes of high rent burdens, reviews evidence about the consequences, and lays out a framework that cities and counties can use to help provide all their residents with safe, decent, affordable housing options.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation

August 13, 2021

NRPA

Given their mission to make communities better places to live, learn, work and play, park and recreation agencies are in a unique position to champion efforts that advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). However, gaps remain in understanding how systemic racism, unfair power structures, and a lack of cultural competency and humility affect DEI and access to quality park and recreation spaces and programs.

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GeorgiaForward Announces Dalton as Host of 2022 Young Gamechangers Program

August 12, 2021

GeorgiaForward is proud to announce the return of its Young Gamechangers program in 2022, with Dalton serving as the Host Community.

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DCA's Georgia Rental Assistance Toolkit Designed to Help Communities Impacted By Pandemic

August 12, 2021

If the communities you serve have been suffering from financial hardship, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has provided several resources for you to share with those individuals and families.

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Downtown Developments: Macon Rocks

August 11, 2021

Macon Rocks Climbing Gym opened its doors to the public on March 22, 2021, in the heart of downtown Macon.

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Sovereign Immunity and Nuisance Claims: Gatto v. City of Statesboro

August 11, 2021

By Gwin Hall, GMA Senior Associate General Counsel. Legal Brief by Regina Gresham

The Supreme Court of Georgia upheld a long-standing principle that the doctrine of sovereign immunity protects cities from liability for not addressing nuisances that are caused by private parties on private property.

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Federal Partnerships for Cities

August 11, 2021

There are multiple federal partnerships for cities available.  

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The Value of Cities Data Dive: Jobs and Agglomeration Economies

August 11, 2021

Cities comprise only 9.2% of the land area in Georgia, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but they provide 68.9% of all jobs in the state.

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'Starts With Me!' Boosts Cedartown’s Recruitment Efforts

August 11, 2021

GMA’s “Starts With Me!” workforce development campaign was developed for use by Georgia’s cities. It was created to help address the growing talent acquisition and retention challenges faced by Georgia’s cities and focuses on the heartwarming side of working in city government.

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"It’s Worth a Shot:" GMA Spearheads Vaccine Awareness

August 11, 2021

GMA’s “It’s Worth a Shot” public information campaign was designed to provide all of Georgia’s cities with resources to educate residents about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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