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A New Model for Continuing Care

Public Square

July 27, 2021

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

As Baby Boomers enter the market for retirement communities, they are demanding different models from the typical facilities of today, where the most prominent public feature is often a parking lot behind a gated entry.

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Engaging Youth in Creative Ways

July 19, 2021

Sara Baxter

Two communities found a way to involve their youngest citizens. One uses town hall meetings designed just for kids while the other used an art initiative. The result, increased engagement.

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Report: Investing in Summer Learning Opportunities

July 19, 2021

Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network

This report includes recommendations developed to strengthen the infrastructure and quality of metro Atlanta’s summer learning landscape, increase and coordinate funding, and serve the needs of the whole child. Although the report is metro-Atlanta specific, it can be used as a framework by communities across the state.

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Don’t Get Held Hostage: Keeping Control Over Your Data

CitySmart by VC3

July 6, 2021

John Hey, Director of Operations, VC3

Data access and authorization is one of the most important aspects of your IT strategy, and you need to make sure another vendor doesn’t hold your data hostage.

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Tactical Urbanism Comes of Age

Public Square

June 29, 2021

One clear lesson from the pandemic: Experimentation with streets may yield tremendous benefits with less downside than previously thought.

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Setting Youth Up for Success

June 21, 2021

Sara Baxter

Walking in Authority Teen Council teaches Clayton County’s youth leadership, civic engagement, networking and much more.

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RMEBS 2020 Report

June 10, 2021

Watch the 2020 RMEBS report. 

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5 Startling Reasons Why We Won’t Miss Pandemic Videoconferencing

CitySmart by VC3

June 7, 2021

Kevin Howarth, Marketing and Communications Manager, VC3

We know videoconferencing exhausted us in weird ways. But why? Science has some answers, and the answers may surprise you.

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G D O T Enhancements Taking Shape in Georgia’s Cities

June 4, 2021

By Amanda C. Coyne

One agency that can’t work from home is the Georgia Department of Transportation. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, GDOT crews have been hard at work across the state to improve roadways and airports.

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Time to Take a Fresh Look at Workforce Vaccination Promotion Programs?

June 4, 2021

By Alison Earles, CIPP/US, GMA Senior Associate General Counsel

The availability of vaccines to everyone 12 and over, President Biden’s call on employers to help promote vaccination, the availability of reimbursement for paid time off from April 1–Sept. 30, 2021 under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and President Joe Biden’s praise for Kroger’s incentive arrangement may cause cities to consider workplace vaccine promotion programs.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Interim Safe Opening & Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance Policy

June 4, 2021

FEMA has issued interim guidance for the framework, policy details and requirements for determining the eligibility of safe opening and operation work and eligible costs under the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program.

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The Value of Cities Data Dive: Daytime Population Changes

June 4, 2021

COVID-19 reduced our range of motion in many ways. Based on GPS data from mobile devices, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that work-related travel dropped by more than 50% in April 2020 and currently hovers around 70% of normal activity.

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Planning for a Life after COVID: GMA’s Local Government Practicum Seeks New Projects

June 4, 2021

As Georgians get vaccinated and prepare for their emergence from the coronavirus pandemic, cities may find that they have a lot of work ahead of them—either because projects were put on hold or because the pandemic has led to new ideas. In any case, GMA is here to help.

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Connecting Towns to Gowns: GMA and UGA’s College of Public Health Collaborate on Fellowship Program

June 4, 2021

While cities are usually not direct healthcare providers, they can influence their residents’ quality of life in many ways. That is one of the main reasons why GMA’s Equity and Inclusion Commission identified health as an important component of its work. It is also why GMA partnered with the University of Georgia when its College of Public Health launched a new Health Equity Fellows program earlier this year.

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Fire Chiefs Practice Emotional Intelligence at GMA Workshop

June 4, 2021

On a lovely sunny day in Savannah, as cargo ships cruised the Savannah River and visitors walked the cobblestone streets, more than 170 fire chiefs attended a diversity, equity and inclusion training class.

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