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Uniting our Cities and the Strength of Diversity

Leadership Focus

July 13, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

I honestly believe that local elected officials can, and should, have a major impact on uniting the citizens we serve from all walks of life around the common cause of making our communities models for embracing diversity, inclusion and tolerance.

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CityLab University: Understanding Homelessness in America

CityLab University: Understanding Homelessness in America

July 8, 2020

Bloomberg CityLab

As economic disruption threatens to trigger a spike in housing instability, here is an essential primer on the causes and consequences of a thorny urban problem - homelessness.

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Georgia Releases New Broadband Maps

July 8, 2020

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative (GBDI) has made three new Georgia Broadband Maps available to provide more transparency about the internet marketplace and clarify which Georgia households do not have access to high-speed internet.

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2019 Population Estimates Inform New DCA Research Products

July 7, 2020

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has assembled two new research products for Georgia's cities based on 2019 American Community Survey data.

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Community Resilience Estimates

July 7, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Bureau released Community Resilience Estimates, a new experimental data product which shows risk levels by state, county, and census tract.

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State of the Cities 2020

July 7, 2020

National League of Cities

When 2020 began, we could not have imagined what would have transpired in just a few short months. From health and economic crisis to resounding calls to address systemic racism, the state of our nation’s cities has changed dramatically.

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Union City Mayor Vince Williams Elected President of GMA

July 2, 2020

Union City Mayor Vince Williams was elected president of GMA during the association’s annual convention on Thursday, July 2.
 

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Local Governments to Receive CARES Act Funding

June 29, 2020

The U.S. Treasury provided Georgia with approximately $4.1 billion for coronavirus-related expenses from the CARES Act, of which an estimated 1.8 billion could be transferred to local governments for coronavirus-related expenses.

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Mitigation and Adaptation: New Urban Response to Climate Change

Public Square

June 29, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Urban planning has important contributions to a wide range of climate change responses, from mitigation to adaptation, notes Congress for the New Urbanism cofounder Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

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2020 Census Response Rate Challenge Mini Guide

2020 Census Response Rate Challenge Mini Guide

June 24, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

This Mini Guide includes an overview for creating a Response Rate Challenge and ideas and inspiration for virtual challenges while communities are still social distancing. 

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Why the 2020 Census is Essential to Municipalities

Why the 2020 Census is Essential to Municipalities

June 17, 2020

National League of Cities

Civic empowerment starts with civic participation. As our national conversation and movement to break down institutional and systemic racism continues, the results of the 2020 Census are critical to lifting up the representation and voices of these communities.

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Racism Is a Public Health Crisis, Say Cities and Counties

Racism Is a Public Health Crisis, Say Cities and Counties

June 17, 2020

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Public health studies over several decades conclude that being black is bad for your health, and pervasive racism is the cause. Black women are up to four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women. Black men are more than twice as likely to be killed by police as white men. And the average life expectancy of African Americans is four years lower than the rest of the U.S. population.

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Moments of Change: Leading with Courage and Commitment for Racial and Social Justice

Moments of Change: Leading with Courage and Commitment for Racial and Social Justice

June 16, 2020

International City/County Management Association

This special supplement of Public Management magazine includes observations and commentary from local government leaders, along with resources for addressing the needs of your community and ways to take action.

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