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Town [of Fort Myers Beach] Hosts Branding Workshop

By Gary Mooney via Island Sand Paper [one_third][/one_third] “Fort Myers Beach needs a brand to identify it as someplace unique to everyone, from residents to seasonals to visitors,” said Sharon McCormick, Director of Business Attraction & Marketing for Redevelopment Management…

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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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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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101 Small Actions With Big Effects in Cities

The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities. Patrick Sisson and Alissa Walker have created a list of “101 small ways you can improve your city”…

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How to stop city life from stressing you out

(CNN) Stand-still traffic, air pollution, crowded streets, endless gray sidewalks. Sound familiar? This is just a glimpse of what life can be like when living in a big city, so it comes as no surprise that people regularly get stressed out.…

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Communities can prevent violence

By Larry Cohen via blog.oup.com Every day the news is flooded with stories of different types of violence. On what seems like a daily basis, we’re bombarded with relentless reports of violence in this country. Our register of national tragedies…

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Can Craft Breweries Have a Positive Impact on Crime?

By Farrell Tiller, Economic Development Manager RMA has observed firsthand craft breweries facilitating economic development in client cities such as Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Titusville and many others. It is no secret that breweries tend to have a positive impact…

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RMA Women Build: Rhonda Wells’ Dreams Come True

Back in June, the RMA Belles got their hands dirty helping build a house for Rhonda Wells and her family. With a combination of teamwork, determination and love, anything is possible! We are so happy to share with you this…

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Farrell Tiller on being Chef-for-a-Day for Quantum House

This past Monday I had the opportunity to participate in the Quantum House Chef-for-a-Day program. Quantum House is an organization that accommodates families of children receiving treatment for a serious medical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach,…

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