Building trust between public safety officers and the community members they serve doesn’t happen without effort. Police departments throughout Georgia use a variety of strategies to keep the lines of communication open in their jurisdictions.
Many communities across the country are facing new threats of instability, unaffordability, disempowerment, and displacement that are putting increased pressure on land and housing resources. This report provides an overview of strategies and tools to establish community control of land and housing.
This guide serves to explain small cell infrastructure and related policy issues in clear terms so that city leaders can thoughtfully plan for small cell deployments in their communities. The guide profiles five U.S. cities – Boston; Lincoln, Neb.; San Jose, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C., and Tempe, Ariz. – and their diverse approaches to small cell wireless infrastructure deployment.
A new twist on a traditional sport is finding its way in the city of Thomasville. A nine-hole FootGolf course was just installed at the Country Oaks Golf Course.
Farmers markets across the state are popping up and bridging the gap between local vendors and consumers. Fairburn Councilmember Hattie Portis-Jones shares the impact the city’s weekly market has on the community.
Some cities and communities are prioritizing inclusiveness and committing to it beyond just lip service.
As cities enter the next phase of smart technology development, what are the specific strategies needed to realize a smart city vision? Atlanta's experience offers four lessons.
It is difficult for people to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially people who are passionate about serving the public. But local governments are beginning to tackle these topics in order to serve everyone in an equitable manner.
GMA has prepared this brief at the request of our organization’s member cities to provide guidance on negotiating the provision of county road services as part of local service delivery agreements mandated by O.C.G.A. §36-70-20, et. seq., the Service Delivery Strategy (SDS) law.
“I want to talk to you about the ‘kindness’ and ‘inclusion’ that is hard,” said GMA Convention Keynote Speaker Celeste Headlee as she opened her “how to” presentation on creating conversation that matters during the 2018 GMA Annual Convention. The journalist, professional speaker and author, went on to equip city officials and opening session attendees with 10 tips to creating meaningful conversation.
City leaders across the country want to promote deconstruction as a way to create entry-level construction jobs and reduce demolition waste. But the push has had mixed success, with some programs getting off the ground but others stalling as contractors remain unable to turn a profit.
Incorporating the arts into place-based community development can spark fresh interest in vacant property. At the same time, creative placemaking, as a community-centered process, is a powerful tool to support equitable revitalization.
Becoming an incorporated entity has numerous advantages but also carries various responsibilities.
The need for workforce modernization in the public sector has never been greater. To solve multiple challenges in attracting new employees into public service, governments must modernize their approach to hiring and retaining talent.
While the center of Atlanta has seen housing demand grow, communities to the west and south continue to deal with a glut of vacant properties. So how did 1004 Lookout become one of them? What turned this property into an empty, dilapidated home?