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Cybersecurity and the IoT Part I: Cities Experience the New Age of Public Safety

November 7, 2019

The Lawrenceville Police Department was hit by a ransomware attack that took the department completely offline for nearly a month, leaving them without access to email and necessary files.

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Cybersecurity and the IoT Part II: Cities Work Smarter Using the Internet of Things

November 7, 2019

“Many people think of the Interent of Things as using physical sensors to acquire different kinds of data,” she explained. “But it’s really about how to make use of these data sources available to us and make smart cities happen.” - Yao Xie, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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Consolidation Success: Bainbridge Wins with 30 Years of Public Safety

November 6, 2019

“Being involved in the community and actually reaching out to kids in the community and showing them that we care and we’re there for them is a big part of the job and helps them see our guys as one team.” - Bainbridge Fire Engineer Michael Jenkins.

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City Fiscal Conditions 2019 Report

November 4, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

This year's NLC City Fiscal Conditions research looked at the fiscal conditions and factors across 500+ U.S. cities. The key takeaway is that the economy and local fiscal conditions are not one-size-fits-all. While some places are doing incredibly well, others are edging towards the next downturn.

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Protecting Our Data: What Cities Should Know About Cybersecurity

October 29, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

Data is increasingly at the core of fundamental city services: The pressure on cities to become "smarter" is mounting, but technology-driven governance is not without risk. NLC's newest report explores the ways in which cities are vulnerable to cyberattacks and how local governments can improve cybersecurity practices.

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Malls to Mixed-Use Centers and Other Opportunities

Public Square

October 25, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

While hundreds of malls are declining, they are also being reused for all kinds of purposes—including walkable urban places in communities lacking in this kind of environment.

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From Code Enforcement to Code Encouragement

October 24, 2019

Peoria, Illinois, won the 2018 International Code Council Award for its exemplary work in code enforcement. The city's presentation at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in early October 2019 in Atlanta summarizes how their model works.

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The Development Sessions

October 22, 2019

Georgia Cities Foundation

The Development Sessions are designed to provide economic and community development professionals with the most current information, tools, professional insight, and resources available to augment municipal downtown development efforts and initiatives through departmental collaboration.

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2020 Census Recruitment Toolkit

2020 Census Recruitment Toolkit

October 16, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off peak recruiting for 2020 Census jobs. This toolkit contains social media guidelines, tips, sample posts, and sample e-mail messages that will help you reach out to the people in your community and increase their awareness of the 2020 Census and census-related job opportunities.

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5 Overlooked Information Security Risks in Your City

CitySmart by Sophicity

October 16, 2019

Rod Riga, Data Center Engineer, Sophicity

If a city focuses on information security, they likely focus on securing servers, computers, laptops, and network equipment. Part of a thorough information security plan includes securing overlooked items with vulnerabilities. Here are five common risks you need to address.

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Leadership and Why Telling Our Stories Matters

Leadership Focus

October 7, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

I continue to be reminded that all politics are local and that people gravitate to stories of hope and inspiration. 

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Trends in Creative Placemaking on Problem Properties: 2019 National Survey Findings

October 3, 2019

Center for Community Progress

This report is designed to inform and inspire the efforts of everyone who plays a role in leveraging arts and culture to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods, from foundations to local organizations and individual residents.

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Scoot Over: The Growth of Micromobility and Electric Scooters in the South

Scoot Over: The Growth of Micromobility and Electric Scooters in the South

October 1, 2019

Southern Office of The Council of State Governments

Micromobility vehicles can mitigate transportation and infrastructure issues facing cities. But their rise in popularity has precipitated transportation and public safety concerns for local government officials. In response, several Southern states enacted legislation this year to address how and where these scooters should operate, who is eligible to ride them, and what safety precautions need to be taken.

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Why Downtown Retail is Coming Back

Public Square

September 25, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Even as e-commerce takes market share and national chain stores close, demographic shifts have created a growth market for downtown retail and mixed-use.

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Census Bureau Launches Updated 2020 Census Website

September 19, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau recently launched a new version of 2020census.gov. The new website adds features, resources and materials to help inform the public about the 2020 Census.

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