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Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation

October 31, 2018

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) offers city-developed comprehensive guidance to help cities regulate and manage new shared active transportation companies, from dockless bike share bikes to electric scooters.

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Hinesville Finds Lessons in Ransomware Attack

October 31, 2018

Local governments across the nation are be­coming rich targets for cyber criminals, in­cluding some Georgia cities. Hinesville City Attorney Linnie Darden, III shared with Geor­gia’s Cities more on Hinesville’s recent ran­somware attack, which affected the Police Department, the Inspections Department, Code Enforcement, Water Utility Billing De­partment, Business Licenses and the Human Resources Department.

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Redevelopment Projects to Introduce GMA to New Neighbors

October 29, 2018

Downtown Atlanta is coming full circle—from highlighting its historic beginnings to preparing for massive transformation and de­velopment, which will lead the area into the future. The GMA home office is right in the middle of it all.

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Development Leaders Share Tips and Industry Trends

October 26, 2018

As economic development continues to evolve, development professionals statewide are charged to find innova­tive ways to keep their communities thriving. Georgia’s Cities sat down with two city economic develop­ment directors: Shirlynn Brownell of Brookhaven and Brian Wismer of Fayetteville to learn how their roles have changed, useful tips and tactics and what’s next for their cities.

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Managing Rights of Way in the Wireless Age

October 26, 2018

In September and October of 2018, ACCG and GMA co-hosted a regional workshop series to inform local officials about telecommunications issues in Georgia, including the technology and equipment needed to provide wireless and fiber broadband service to Georgia’s urban and metro areas, current telecom law, franchise and right-of-way agreements, and federal and state legislation. This article contains video and slide decks from one of these workshops.

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Why Is Patching a Problem? Reasons Behind Resisting a Surefire Cybersecurity Best Practice

CitySmart by Sophicity

October 25, 2018

Mario Solivan, Network Infrastructure Consultant

Unpatched computers, servers, and devices are one of the top three reasons for cyber breaches. This type of breach isn’t caused by some unknown reason. It stems from a known issue. A patch (or fix) already exists, and the breach occurs because the patch hasn’t been applied. So, why is patching a problem?

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Autonomous Vehicle Pilots Across America

October 24, 2018

National League of Cities

This National League of Cities action guide is meant to give cities the ability to better understand and approach the impending rollout of autonomous vehicles in their cities.

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Episode 22: Jim Trott - Town of Pine Mountain

October 22, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Pine Mountain, GA to talk with Mayor Jim Trott. The two discuss how Mayor Trott came to live in Pine Mountain and how he was thrust into local government, as well as the journey Pine Mountain has taken in diversifying its economy while maintaining its small town charm.

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"Alexa, Ask the City of Johns Creek"

October 17, 2018

Smart Cities Dive

Johns Creek has developed a municipal Amazon Alexa skill, which leverages open data from the city's open data portal (DataHub) and makes it more accessible to citizens through Alexa's natural language question-answer workflow. By simply asking the "City of Johns Creek" skill, users can obtain answers to more than 200 questions regarding city operations, services and common inquiries.

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Resource Guide to Data Governance and Security

October 16, 2018

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP)

To help municipalities improve their data policies and practices, this guide assembles lessons from the experiences of partners in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership network and similar organizations. The guide presents advice and annotated resources for a comprehensive data governance program.

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Small Cities in Georgia Save Big with IMLA Lite

October 16, 2018

GMA provides International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Lite memberships to Georgia cities with population less than 2,500 at no cost to those cities. The IMLA Lite membership provides registration benefits and well as other education and infomation sharing opportunities.

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Transformational Projects are on the Horizon

October 14, 2018

Cities statewide are uncovering innovative ways to not only transform underutilized areas of their downtowns, but also transform historic buildings to drive business and create a sense of “place.”

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Creative Placemaking and Community Safety

October 10, 2018

Urban Institute

To better understand how creative placemaking can enhance community safety, the Urban Institute studied several creative placemaking efforts, examining their design, implementation, challenges, and successes.

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Treating Others with Dignity and Respect: Why it Still Matters

Leadership Focus

October 10, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

Today’s world, particularly in politics, seems to be increasingly bereft of the idea that treating people with common decency is a good thing, much less as a character trait we should encourage current and future generations to emulate. How do we fix a problem that seems unfixable in a society all too fixated on the idea that “might makes right” combined with a win at all cost mindset? 

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Episode 21: Oh It’s Time for Some Campaigning - Workshop Episode

October 9, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale interviews candidates for Georgia's Governor and Lt. Governor in advance of the election this Nov. 6th and asks questions about how they will benefit Rural Georgia.

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