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Reshaping the City: Zoning for a More Equitable, Resilient and Sustainable Future

March 29, 2023

Urban Land Institute

A recent report from the Urban Land Institute details how updating zoning regulations can create more livable and equitable places by increasing housing attainability, reducing carbon emissions, promoting social equity and improving community health. 

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Cities Connect: How to Register for GMA’s 2023 Annual Convention

Cities Connect

March 23, 2023

Registration for GMA’s Annual Convention opens Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 10 a.m. To help ensure all our members are able to properly navigate the system and have no difficulties registering, Sharon Collins, GMA’s Director of Conference and Management Services, discusses the process and provides tips to ensure success.

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Combatting the Challenges of Affordable Housing in College Park

March 21, 2023

Sara Baxter

Home ownership is considered the key to generational wealth. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to afford a house – and renting isn’t much easier.

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Cities Connect: What You Need to Know About Georgia Cities Week

Cities Connect

March 15, 2023

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this episode, College Park Mayor and GMA 3rd Vice President Bianca Motley Broom hosts a panel discussion on how cities are preparing for Georgia Cities Week.

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Six Tips to Recruit and Retain Generation Z for Local Government

Six Tips to Recruit and Retain Generation Z for Local Government

March 10, 2023

ICMA

No, not everyone under 40 is a Millennial; Generation Z (generally understood to have been born between 1995 and 2012) is here, and they are coming in droves!

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Cities Connect: DCA Funding Opportunities

Cities Connect

March 9, 2023

In this episode, Kimberly Carter, the Division Director of the Community Finance Division at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), discusses some of the financial resources available to local governments. She provides information about DCA’s various community and economic development opportunities, including a wide range of product types, from infrastructure improvements to incentives for job creation.

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Cities Connect: Should Your City Invest in a Mobile Visitors’ Center?

Cities Connect

March 1, 2023

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this episode, Andy Williams, Executive Director of Visit Roswell, the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Roswell, Georgia, details the city’s latest success story: a new mobile visitor’s center. 

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Macon Violence Prevention Program Connects Students to the Community through the Arts

March 1, 2023

Chris Floore, Chief Communications Officer, Macon-Bibb County

“Love is the main thing” is now painted on a retaining wall along Main Street, just down from the Mill Hill East Macon Arts Village, thanks to about 20 students on break from seven schools.

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Cities Connect: Protecting Older and Disabled Adults in Your Community

Cities Connect

February 23, 2023

Learn about the resources available from the DHS’ Division of Aging Services for older and disabled adults in your city and how DHS works to protect this vulnerable population from abuse and neglect.

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Cities Connect: Introducing the Excellence in Policing Certification Program

Cities Connect

February 16, 2023

In this episode, several speakers provide detail about the new Excellence in Policing Certification Program, which is aimed at raising the standards for policing. The program is designed to help cities achieve better outcomes for residents through improved training, more effective policies, increased accountability and better hiring and disciplinary practices in cities’ law enforcement agencies. This cost-effective program demonstrates a commitment to the highest professional standards, offers peace of mind for city leaders and prioritizes equity and inclusion.

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The 15-Minute City, Why Does it Matter?

Public Square

February 16, 2023

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

In a world where cities and towns are geared to automobile travel, “the 15-minute city” is gaining momentum as a planning and transportation concept that focuses more on human-scale access than mobility.

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Cities Connect: What the Economic Census Means for Cities

Cities Connect

February 9, 2023

In this episode, Lillyana Najafzadeh from the US Census Bureau details how city leaders can help local businesses respond to the 2022 Economic Census.

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Cities Connect: Helping Current and Prospective Homeowners in Your Community

Cities Connect

February 6, 2023

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. This episode contains two presentations from representatives from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, each of which highlights a program that could help residents in your community.

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And Our Next Reader Is…The Mayor

January 18, 2023

Sara Baxter

An innovative new program from Georgia City Solutions encourages mayors get out into the community and read to children, promoting literacy and community engagement.

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Certified City of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Certification Program

January 18, 2023

In this January 18, 2023, EMBRACE webinar, Alexandra Campos Castillo, Program Manager of Georgia City Solutions, introduced Georgia City Solutions’ new city certification program: Certified City of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, a program designed to recognize cities that adopt policies and practices that promote equity and inclusion within their municipal government and community.

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