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Micromobility in Cities: A History and Policy Overview

May 6, 2019

National League of Cities

The past year has been marked by a race toward micromobility, where bikes and electric scooters provide a new way for residents to move throughout their communities. While there is a great deal of promise with these innovations, the emergence of micromobility comes with its own set of challenges and considerations
for planners, residents and local decisionmakers.

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Downtowns are Back!

May 2, 2019

In the early part of the 20th century, Downtown Braselton was the place to be. The downtown Braselton Brothers Department Store offered dry goods, shoes, clothing, housewares, toys and even produce.

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County Level Census Data Maps

County Level Census Data Maps

May 1, 2019

Georgia Office of Planning and Budget (OPEB)

The Georgia Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) created maps for each of Georgia’s 159 counties, using the Census Bureau’s Hard-to-Count map, that includes current population data and group quarters information, mail-in response rates for the 2010 Census, and the percentage of households that lack access to the internet or can only go online via dial-up.

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“My Data Backup is Fine.” Let’s Define “Fine”

CitySmart by Sophicity

May 1, 2019

Sylvia Lee, Account Manager

You may have heard the phrase, “Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.” We think of that phrase when talking to cities about data backup. Without much explanation, we hear their data backup is “fine.” But it often sounds like denial of deeper problems. What does “fine” exactly mean?

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2020 Census New Construction Program

April 30, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The New Construction Program provides tribal, state, and local governments an opportunity to update the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list with living quarters for which construction is in progress during or after March 1, 2018 and completion is expected by Census Day, April 1, 2020.

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Georgia's Civic Health Declining, According to Report

April 30, 2019

Georgia Family Connection Partnership

Civic health includes a wide range of civic engagement indicators, from social interactions among friends and family to the ways people participate in groups and communities.

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City planning chief: ‘Don’t be a knucklehead’ on e-scooters

City planning chief: ‘Don’t be a knucklehead’ on e-scooters

April 26, 2019

Curbed Atlanta

Atlanta has released an interim report on shareable dockless mobility devices and launched a “Scoot Smart” campaign to spread awareness of safety protocols.

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U.S. Census in Georgia Style Guidelines

U.S. Census in Georgia Style Guidelines

April 25, 2019

State of Georgia

The State of Georgia has produced a logo to be used in all materials created for the Census 2020 campaign. The purpose of these guidelines is to produce a uniform look throughout all media produced by the State of Georgia and its associates for the upcoming census.

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Leadership and Professional Local Government Managers: Before, During, and After a Crisis

April 25, 2019

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

The leadership and management skills of professional local government managers are tested when confronted with an emergency or crisis situation. The purpose of this report is to understand the common and effective leadership and management skills and techniques that professional managers deploy when a crisis strikes.

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Father-and-Son Team Shows How Development Improves Communities

April 24, 2019

Complete with a retail production facility and a tasting room for public tours, OBC was developed by a known father-and-son duo, Nathan and John McGarity of John McGarity Realty. Nathan McGarity sat down with Georgia’s Cities to tell more about downtown development trends and tips to better welcome business to cities.

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Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2018

April 22, 2019

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

In 2018, people took 84 million trips on Shared Micromobility in the United States, more than double the number of trips taken in 2017.

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Episode 30: GMA Interviews Mayor Matt!

April 22, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale is the subject of the interview conducted by Amy Henderson of the Georgia Municipal Association. In this episode we learn about what Mayor Matt has learned through his experiences on Season 1 of Small Town Podcast, how things have changed since he set off on this project and what he would like to do moving forward. Mayor Matt also answers the "get to know you" questions he has asked others on previous episodes.

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Aging and in need of attention: America’s infrastructure and its 17 million workers

Aging and in need of attention: America’s infrastructure and its 17 million workers

April 18, 2019

The Brookings Institution

Just as America's physical infrastructure systems are aging and in need of attention, so too are the workers who design, construct, operate, and oversee these systems.

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Leadership and Civic Pride: Inspiring Hope in Cities

Leadership Focus

April 15, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In a time when our politics have become more toxic than ever before, I believe that it is of the utmost importance that leaders at the local level heighten their efforts to engender a sense of civic pride in current and future generations. 

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Episode 29: Mayor Mike Young-City of McRae-Helena

April 8, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to McRae-Helena, GA to talk with Mayor Mike Young. The 2 discuss how Mayor Young got into local government, how Mayor Young was a critical part of the 2 small towns of McRae and Helena merging in 2015, and the struggles and benefits of that merger.

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