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2019 Spring GMA Local Government Practicum Projects

June 7, 2019

On April 16, 2019, students from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia presented the results of their work as part of GMA's Local Government Practicum.

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Anatomy of Brownfields Redevelopment

Anatomy of Brownfields Redevelopment

June 6, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This EPA guide explains the real estate process for cleaning up and redeveloping one or more brownfields sites, including opportunities and risks specific to Brownfields Redevelopment, typical scenarios, stages of the process, funding issues, critical stakeholders, and two case studies.

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Smart Management for Small Water Systems Project

Smart Management for Small Water Systems Project

June 6, 2019

Environmental Finance Center Network

The Smart Management for Small Water Systems Project seeks to address major issues facing the nation’s smallest drinking water systems (serving 10,000 or fewer people) by offering in-person workshops, one-on-one technical assistance, and other services and resources. This project is a collaborative effort between the Environmental Finance Center Network, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). 

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Managing Mobility Data

June 5, 2019

NACTO/IMLA

As the volume of data created on the public right-of-way and exchanged between parties grows, cities and private transportation providers need a common framework for sharing, protecting, and managing data. Managing Mobility Data, a joint product of the National Association of City Transportation Officials and the International Municipal Lawyers Association, sets out principles and best practices.

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50 Survival Tips for Newly Elected Municipal Officials

June 5, 2019

Many newly elected municipal officials are often apprehensive about their recently acquired responsibilities as public servants. GMA has compiled 50 Survival Tips to assist them in understanding their roles.

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Assessing Miscounts in the 2020 Census

June 4, 2019

Urban Institute

The decennial census, which seeks to count every US resident each decade, is critical to our democracy. It affects congressional seats and funding decisions at every level of government. But the 2020 Census faces unprecedented challenges and threats to its accuracy. To understand how these factors could affect census counts, the Urban Institute created an interactive data tool and a report.

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Youth Weigh in on the Future of Mobility

June 1, 2019

While some believe that cars will one day maneuver through water and others believe that innovative coworking spaces will empower their learning, youth from across the state are having conversations about mobility. Georgia’s Cities heard from five youth council members on what mobility looks like to them.

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Transit Takes Many Forms in Different Communities

June 1, 2019

Transportation is a vital part of most communities, but it takes a diversity of forms. Providing visitors, seniors and residents with transit options can be challenging as well as rewarding for local leaders.

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When Did Your City Last Test Its Data Backup?

CitySmart by Sophicity

May 31, 2019

Jessica Zubizarreta, Account Manager

If this question alarms you or you can’t answer it, you’ve got a problem. Testing is quite possibly the most important part of a data backup and disaster recovery solution—short of actually backing up the data.

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State of the Cities 2019

May 28, 2019

National League of Cities

NLC's State of the Cities - now in its sixth year - is a first-of-its-kind report that benchmarks the top issues that mayors are talking about and the factors driving those priorities.

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Sustainability Model Codes and Resources

Sustainability Model Codes and Resources

May 20, 2019

ICMA

ICMA compiled model codes and ordinances from around the country to help local government professionals take their community’s sustainability ambitions and turn them into tangible practices. These resources provide links to tools, research, codes, and ordinances categorized by municipal operations, utilities, transportation and land use, and environmental and natural resource management.

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The Work of Building Better Leaders Continues

Leadership Focus

May 14, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In his May column, Deke Copenhaver talks about his first book came about, GMA's small role in how he became a published author, and his deep belief of the important role cities play in our national life.

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How to Build a Successful Volunteer Program

May 7, 2019

ICMA

An effective volunteer engagement program must be approached from the perspectives of the organization, the population served, and the volunteer. This guide outlines how to develop a culture of volunteerism within your organization and community.

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Census 2020: How to Count Hard-to-Count Communities

Census 2020: How to Count Hard-to-Count Communities

May 7, 2019

National League of Cities

In preparation for the 2020 Census, local leaders can support an accurate count by identifying which residents are least likely to participate and investing in targeted outreach to ensure they do. New guidelines can help local leaders estimate the amount of funding needed to work with these hard-to-count communities.

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Austin (TX) Dockless Electric Scooter-Related Injuries Study

May 7, 2019

Austin Public Health Department

To further advance knowledge on the public health impact of e-scooter use, the Austin Public Health Department, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others, launched an investigation on injuries involving rentable dockless electric scooters in Austin, Texas.

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