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101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City

101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City

November 8, 2018

Curbed

Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. Here are 101 urban interventions and ideas that show how even the tiniest changes can make our cities better places.

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Cities’ Spirits Remain Strong in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

November 6, 2018

 Hurricane Michael, a category 4 hurricane when it made landfall on the Florida pan­handle on Oct. 10, moved into Southwest Georgia as a category 3 hurricane—the first time in 120 years a storm of that force has hit Southwest Georgia. In its aftermath, Mi­chael left one dead in Georgia, hundreds of thousands without power or water, farmers’ crops destroyed and tons of debris. Despite the destruction, communities are showing how resilient they are.

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Episode 23: Councilman Willie Hardee - City of Homerville

November 5, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Homerville, GA to talk with long standing Councilman Willie Hardee, Jr. The 2 discuss Councilman Hardee's time growing up in Homerville, with its trials and successes and the various roles he has had as a member of the Homerville City Council for almost 40 years.

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Micromobility Data Policies: A Survey of City Needs

Micromobility Data Policies: A Survey of City Needs

October 31, 2018

Remix

In the past year, cities have been prompted to rapidly re-examine the management and regulation of transportation services due to the influx of micromobility. This article surveys over a dozen emerging micromobility data sharing policies to identify core features.

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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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