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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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