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March 19, 2019   |  National League of Cities
The National League of Cities supports local leaders as they prepare for the upcoming 2020 Census. This website contains links to a municipal action guide as well as a checklist, timeline, talking points and other information.


March 19, 2019   |  George Washington Institute of Public Policy
George Washington University's Counting for Dollars 2020 research project seeks to identify each federal program that geographically distributes financial assistance based, in whole or part, on data derived from the decennial census, and to ascertain the connection between census accuracy and the equitable distribution of funds to states and local areas.


March 19, 2019   |  CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research
The City University of New York (CUNY) has developed a map of hard-to-count (HTC) communities to highlight areas of the country whose populations had low mail return rates for the 2010 Census. The map helps organizations that are working to make sure these hard-to-count areas and populations are fully counted to ensure a fair and accurate census.


March 19, 2019   |  Federal Register
This U.S. Census Bureau notification contains residence criteria used to determine where people are counted during each decennial census as well as guidelines for  specific populations, such as military personnel, college students, people in correctional facilities, and people experiencing homelessness.


March 18, 2019   |  U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau depends on local government officials to communicate the importance of every household responding. To help communities tailor their outreach efforts that encourage residents to return their completed census forms, the agency designed the nationwide Response Outreach Area Mapper that displays the predicted mail-in reply rates by census tract.


March 15, 2019
In Georgia, agriculture isn’t limited to rural areas—several metro cities are introducing innovative ways for their residents and visitors to experience the benefits of gardening and food production within city limits. As de­fined by Greensgrow, urban farming is growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or munici­pality.


March 14, 2019   |  Gale Horton Gay
 When Georgia was in the na­tional spotlight during Super Bowl LIII this past January, the focus was on the state’s hospi­tality, entertainment and, of course, the tremendous food and unique gifts. 


March 12, 2019   |  National League of Cities
In this report, the National League of Cities explores how road user charge (RUC) systems can become a practical funding alternative to keep up with the nation’s transportation mobility projects.


March 8, 2019   |  City of Atlanta
The city of Atlanta has created a website to educate the public about shareable dockless mobility devices such as e-scooters and bikes. The website features relevant legislation, guidance on riding and parking, the city's permit program, frequently asked questions, and contact information for providers of shareable dockless mobility devices. 


March 7, 2019   |  Georgia State University Center for State and Local Finance
The designation of historic districts is a popular tool for promoting the preservation of neighborhoods and culturally significant areas as well as for economic development. This report analyzes the effects on property values of being in a nationally or locally recognized historic district.


March 1, 2019   |  Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta developed the Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker to help users explore the availability of affordable rentals and prevalence of cost-burdened households at the state, regional, and local level.


March 1, 2019   |  Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
How can public, private, and nonprofit sectors coordinate efforts and integrate new technologies and finance models to meet the needs of both workers and employers? Learn about investing in workforce development systems in the new three-volume book Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers.


February 28, 2019   |  AARP
AARP seeks to help local leaders make their communities more livable for people of all ages. Among the keys to livability is housing that is both suitable for and adaptable to the diverse and ever-changing needs of American households and individuals.


February 20, 2019   |  ICMA
Research has shown that diverse groups outperform homogeneous groups in problem-solving, accuracy, and creativity. However, a diverse workforce rarely happens organically. The purpose of this report is to describe research on local governments that excel in increasing diversity and fostering inclusiveness.


February 18, 2019   |  National League of Cities
Few issues have captured the attention of city leaders like “opportunity zones.” NLC compiled some frequently asked questions, a map of each designated zone, and a host of other external resources to help local officials find answers to their questions.


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