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Land Banks and Land Banking (2nd Edition)

June 21, 2018

Center for Community Progress

Land banks have existed in the U.S. for more than four decades, but as recently as 2010, they were still a relatively unexplored community development tool. This guide provides clear historic context about the development of land banking and elucidates the rapid evolution of land banking.

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Alpharetta Employee Referral Program

June 21, 2018

Alpharetta's Employee Referral Program is designed as a partnership between the city and its most valued asset and best recruiters, the employees. The purpose of the program is to provide an incentive award to current employees who bring new talent to the city by referring applicants who are subsequently selected and successfully employed.

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The Empty House Next Door: Understanding and Reducing Vacancy

June 20, 2018

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The vacant homes strewn across many American cities create blighted gaps on the landscape. According to a new report, these empty reminders of past development may present community challenges, but can also be potential vehicles for change.

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Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases 2018 State of the Nation’s Housing Report

June 19, 2018

Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University

The annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, produced by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University, offers an opportunity to assess where things stand from year to year. This 30th anniversary edition paints the picture of America’s housing as increasingly scarce and increasingly expensive.

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Building American Cities Toolkit™

Building American Cities Toolkit™

June 19, 2018

Center For Community Progress

The Building American Cities Toolkit™, produced with support from Enterprise Community Partners, helps practitioners think through strategies, identify specific tools to carry out those strategies, and learn about communities elsewhere that have used those tools, to improve the land, buildings, neighborhoods and other areas that make up a city’s built environment.

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Cities Now Use Taxes to Fight Blight. Is It Working?

Cities Now Use Taxes to Fight Blight. Is It Working?

June 19, 2018

Governing

Cities are turning to vacant property taxes to nudge property owners of retail and residential spaces to lease, develop or sell their properties before a short-term vacancy turns into blight. But the effectiveness of the tax depends on local circumstances.

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Model Guidance on Fireworks Legislation - HB 419

June 18, 2018

House Bill 419 passed during the 2018 legislative session and was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal. HB 419 gives local governments the ability to regulate fireworks based on local noise ordinances primarily through re-enacting noise ordinances to include fireworks. The resources here provide a few key points of the legislation and information regarding re-enactment of current ordinances.

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Episode 12: Mayor Glenn Wright - City of Greensboro

June 18, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale sits down with Mayor Glenn Wright of Greensboro. The 2 discuss how Mayor Wright got into local government and why he’s looking for opposition. Also discussed are the shift in representation since Mayor Wright first joined the Greensboro City Council many years ago. We also talk with Cynthia Smith from the Greensboro Business Association about how they have built up their downtown and keep things going strong in a small town.

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Renewing the Water Workforce: Improving Water Infrastructure and Creating a Pipeline to Opportunity

June 15, 2018

The Brookings Institution

Renewing the Water Workforce presents a new water workforce playbook for public, private, and civic partners to use in future hiring, training, and retention efforts. Water jobs offer significant economic opportunity, including occupational variety, equitable wages, lower educational barriers to entry, and the need for more diverse, young talent.

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Understanding Heirs' Properties in the Southeast

Understanding Heirs' Properties in the Southeast

June 15, 2018

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

This article by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta explains the problem of heirs' property in the Southeast and presents outreach and legal reform as mitigation strategies.

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What Is Heirs' Property?

What Is Heirs' Property?

June 15, 2018

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

This infographic produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta defines heirs' property and explains the prevalence and relevance of this topic for blight remediation.

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Webinar Series Helps Cities with Redevelopment

Webinar Series Helps Cities with Redevelopment

June 15, 2018

The Cornerstone Webinar Series from the Center For Community Progress is a FREE monthly lunchtime webinar series that equips participants with the building blocks to understand and solve tough challenges related to property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration. Webinars take place from 12:00-1:00pm EST on the fourth Thursday of each month.

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Leadership Lessons: Mentoring and Passing the Baton

Leadership Focus

June 14, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

Fostering new leadership through the mentoring process isn’t just some warm fuzzy idea, it’s a key principle in ensuring that our work places and the places we call home are able to recruit and retain the lifeblood of the best and brightest young minds.

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Public Art Awakens Creativity and Partnership in Cities

June 11, 2018

Cities across Georgia are uncovering unique ways to showcase their personalities, partnerships, character and history through public art exhibits. From the turtles in Sandy Springs to the Bulldogs in Athens these displays have become their own claims to fame.

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Blight Remediation in the Southeast

Blight Remediation in the Southeast

June 7, 2018

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Blight is a critical  issue in many U.S. cities, as economic shifts in the past few decades have changed neighborhoods. This paper, Blight Remediation in the Southeast: Local Approaches to Design and Implementation, describes several findings and lessons learned in terms of regional blight remediation efforts in New Orleans and Macon. 

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