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Spurring Economic Opportunity to Improve Health and Equity through COVID-19

Spurring Economic Opportunity to Improve Health and Equity through COVID-19

November 24, 2020

National League of Cities (NLC)

This NLC issue brief highlights strategies that can be adopted by city leaders to advance economic opportunity in light of the devastating impact of COVID-19.

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Study Shows Worse Health Outcomes in Redlined Neighborhoods

November 20, 2020

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

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New White Paper Advocates for Equity in Civic Education

November 20, 2020

iCivics and Generation Citizen

A new white paper outlines the challenges civic education has faced in reaching youth of color and provides suggestions for making civic education more equitable and relevant for today’s increasingly diverse student population.

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New Urban Design in the Post-Pandemic Era

Public Square

November 16, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Cities and towns are facing a new reality, according to one of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism. This calls for new designs that violate some of the long-held design doctrines of New Urbanism—but have the same social intention.

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Distressed Communities Index Maps the Country's Economic Well-Being

November 5, 2020

Economic Innovation Group

A new data tool examines economic well-being at the zip code level in order to provide a detailed view of the divided landscape of American prosperity.

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Is Your Municipality’s IT Support Partnering or Reacting?

CitySmart by Sophicity

November 3, 2020

Eric Johansson, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

Do you have an IT partner? Or an IT “reactor”? Because IT today is so crucial to municipal operations, towns and cities are shifting more and more toward hiring IT partners who ensure technology runs smoothly and protects them from threats.

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Grooming Future Leaders of Tomorrow

October 26, 2020

Sara Baxter

Youth in Dublin have a chance to learn about city government, participate in the court system and gain valuable job experience – all before they’re 18.

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Resources for Municipal Leaders to Help Ensure a Fair and Free Election

October 22, 2020

With early voting already underway for the 2020 Presidential Election, it’s critical that municipal leaders throughout the state have access to information that will help them provide and ensure a fair and free election in their communities. The resources listed below will help city leaders stay informed and aware during this time.

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Investing in a City Health District During the Pandemic

Public Square

October 19, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Memphis, Tennessee, shows the benefits of having community investment and social infrastructure, supported by philanthropy and institutions, in place during a pandemic.

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Downtown Developments: Businesses and Local Governments Adapt for the Future

October 12, 2020

By GMA’s Cindy Eidson and Chris Higdon

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