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State of the Cities 2019

May 28, 2019

National League of Cities

NLC's State of the Cities - now in its sixth year - is a first-of-its-kind report that benchmarks the top issues that mayors are talking about and the factors driving those priorities.

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Sustainability Model Codes and Resources

Sustainability Model Codes and Resources

May 20, 2019

ICMA

ICMA compiled model codes and ordinances from around the country to help local government professionals take their community’s sustainability ambitions and turn them into tangible practices. These resources provide links to tools, research, codes, and ordinances categorized by municipal operations, utilities, transportation and land use, and environmental and natural resource management.

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The Work of Building Better Leaders Continues

Leadership Focus

May 14, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In his May column, Deke Copenhaver talks about his first book came about, GMA's small role in how he became a published author, and his deep belief of the important role cities play in our national life.

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How to Build a Successful Volunteer Program

May 7, 2019

ICMA

An effective volunteer engagement program must be approached from the perspectives of the organization, the population served, and the volunteer. This guide outlines how to develop a culture of volunteerism within your organization and community.

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Census 2020: How to Count Hard-to-Count Communities

Census 2020: How to Count Hard-to-Count Communities

May 7, 2019

National League of Cities

In preparation for the 2020 Census, local leaders can support an accurate count by identifying which residents are least likely to participate and investing in targeted outreach to ensure they do. New guidelines can help local leaders estimate the amount of funding needed to work with these hard-to-count communities.

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Austin (TX) Dockless Electric Scooter-Related Injuries Study

May 7, 2019

Austin Public Health Department

To further advance knowledge on the public health impact of e-scooter use, the Austin Public Health Department, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others, launched an investigation on injuries involving rentable dockless electric scooters in Austin, Texas.

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Micromobility in Cities: A History and Policy Overview

May 6, 2019

National League of Cities

The past year has been marked by a race toward micromobility, where bikes and electric scooters provide a new way for residents to move throughout their communities. While there is a great deal of promise with these innovations, the emergence of micromobility comes with its own set of challenges and considerations
for planners, residents and local decisionmakers.

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Downtowns are Back!

May 2, 2019

In the early part of the 20th century, Downtown Braselton was the place to be. The downtown Braselton Brothers Department Store offered dry goods, shoes, clothing, housewares, toys and even produce.

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County Level Census Data Maps

County Level Census Data Maps

May 1, 2019

Georgia Office of Planning and Budget (OPEB)

The Georgia Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) created maps for each of Georgia’s 159 counties, using the Census Bureau’s Hard-to-Count map, that includes current population data and group quarters information, mail-in response rates for the 2010 Census, and the percentage of households that lack access to the internet or can only go online via dial-up.

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“My Data Backup is Fine.” Let’s Define “Fine”

CitySmart by Sophicity

May 1, 2019

Sylvia Lee, Account Manager

You may have heard the phrase, “Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.” We think of that phrase when talking to cities about data backup. Without much explanation, we hear their data backup is “fine.” But it often sounds like denial of deeper problems. What does “fine” exactly mean?

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Georgia's Civic Health Declining, According to Report

April 30, 2019

Georgia Family Connection Partnership

Civic health includes a wide range of civic engagement indicators, from social interactions among friends and family to the ways people participate in groups and communities.

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City planning chief: ‘Don’t be a knucklehead’ on e-scooters

City planning chief: ‘Don’t be a knucklehead’ on e-scooters

April 26, 2019

Curbed Atlanta

Atlanta has released an interim report on shareable dockless mobility devices and launched a “Scoot Smart” campaign to spread awareness of safety protocols.

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U.S. Census in Georgia Style Guidelines

U.S. Census in Georgia Style Guidelines

April 25, 2019

State of Georgia

The State of Georgia has produced a logo to be used in all materials created for the Census 2020 campaign. The purpose of these guidelines is to produce a uniform look throughout all media produced by the State of Georgia and its associates for the upcoming census.

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Leadership and Professional Local Government Managers: Before, During, and After a Crisis

April 25, 2019

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

The leadership and management skills of professional local government managers are tested when confronted with an emergency or crisis situation. The purpose of this report is to understand the common and effective leadership and management skills and techniques that professional managers deploy when a crisis strikes.

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Father-and-Son Team Shows How Development Improves Communities

April 24, 2019

Complete with a retail production facility and a tasting room for public tours, OBC was developed by a known father-and-son duo, Nathan and John McGarity of John McGarity Realty. Nathan McGarity sat down with Georgia’s Cities to tell more about downtown development trends and tips to better welcome business to cities.

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