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Building a family-friendly city

Much of the media attention on cities has been focused on young professional or older, retiring Americans. But families with children have been largely overlooked in our current urban renaissance. There has been some recent debate over whether the number…

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Podcast: How to Best Your Budget

EPISODE SUMMARY Budget season can be intimidating for local government. In this episode, ICMA Members share stories of personal resilience while maneuvering the budgeting process. EPISODE NOTES It takes a lot of courage to manage a local government. Between elected…

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Why City Rankings Matter

Benchmarking is not just for headlines; it shapes cities’ global imagination. In August 2018, shortly after the publication of the latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Global Liveability Index,” Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp addressed the press. Her city’s loss…

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