Category Government Management

Lessons Learned from Mass Shootings

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” This mantra of Jack Reacher in Lee Child’s novels is a good philosophy for city managers as well. While statistically unlikely to happen in your city, mass shootings are occurring in many…

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Greenest Cities in the U.S.

“Green” living means a choice to engage in cleaner, more sustainable habits in order to preserve the planet as much as possible. Nearly three in four Americans believe that “the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment.” And a majority…

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Does it pay for cities to be green?

There has been growing interest in recent years in cities taking a leading role in addressing major sustainability challenges such as air pollution and water scarcity. More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a share that…

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2018 State of the Cities Report

The State of the Cities report is a comprehensive overview of the current state of Florida’s cities including data on municipal population, services and utilities, public safety, budgets, economy and employment. The 2018 report is now available for viewing and…

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Five Lessons From Hartford’s Innovation District

Innovation districts have caught on all over the world as an effective vehicle for transforming the economic vitality of a community through public-private partnerships, attracting both new talent and a critical mass of tech start-ups and young, high-growth companies. I personally…

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