Climate Smart Brownfields Manual
Brownfield revitalization can support community efforts to become more resilient to climate change impacts by incorporating adaptation and mitigation strategies throughout the brownfield cleanup and redevelopment process. This manual, published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will help communities think about climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience in the context of brownfield cleanup and redevelopment.
HUD Launches New Community Investment Tool
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, “How is HUD investing in my community?”
Students Learn Lessons in Mock Trial Program
Since 2006, the city of Valdosta has hosted mock trials at the Valdosta Municipal Court for area youth. It is also one of the many educational programs the city offers to inform and educate students on local government.
Dahlonega Improves Its Municipal Courts and Builds Community Trust
The city of Dahlonega’s municipal court, which has been credited for making multiple improvements, enlisted a number of changes to ensure a fair and orderly court procedure including seamless integration with the district attorney’s office, implementing a consistent recordkeeping process and contracting with the public defender’s office.
GMA Conducts Survey of Municipal Courts
As part of its Municipal Court initiative, GMA conducted two surveys concerning municipal courts: the Municipal Court Survey for City Clerks and the Municipal Court Survey for Municipal Court Judges.
RAD Classes Are a Success in Decatur
Decatur hosted its first Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems of Self Defense Basic Physical Defense for Women Course in February, 2014 with 10 students. In less than three years, the program has grown with 200 women having completed the course and 130 on the waiting list to take it. Many participants are mothers and their teen daughters.
101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City
Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. Authors at Curbed.com know the power of a vegetable garden planted in a vacant lot or a library installed on a sidewalk. For Micro Week, Curbed.com shares 101 urban interventions and ideas that show how even the tiniest changes can make our cities better places.
Three-Tiers in My Craft Beer
Georgia is one of the only two states in the nation that does not allow a craft brewery to sell its locally produced beer to visitors of the brewery. And, if the legislation introduced by the Mississippi Brewers Guild is passed in 2017, Georgia will be the only state left with this outdated system.
Which Came First–The Chicken or Economic Development?
On January 7, 2015, the city of Louisville received an offer it could have refused. An unnamed company considered creating new jobs in the area if—and it was a big “if”—the city could provide a 150,000-square-foot building with a combined water and sewer capacity of 1.6 million gallons per day. One more detail: the company wanted the facility to be operational by December 17, 2015.