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Innovation

6 Benefits of Addressing Growth Challenges With Auxiliary Staff

July 15, 2021 | Amanda Gilliam

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 89% of the United States’ population will live in cities and urban areas.  When city growth is handled in a thoughtful way, urbanization offers a number of advantages to city residents, local economies, and even the environment: More job opportunities Economic diversification Increased tourism Improved public transportation systems … Continued
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Innovation

6 Benefits of Addressing Growth Challenges With Auxiliary Staff

July 15, 2021 | Amanda Gilliam

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 89% of the United States’ population will live in cities and urban areas.  When city growth is handled in a thoughtful way, urbanization offers a number of advantages to city residents, local economies, and even the environment: More job opportunities Economic diversification Increased tourism Improved public transportation systems … Continued

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Process Improvement

Safety and the Unseen Repercussions of the Backlogs in U.S. Cities Due to Closures From the Pandemic

September 30, 2020 | Joe DeRosa

Recently we covered the many possible solutions for building department backlogs in municipalities across the country. While the immediate focus has been on the most efficient service delivery options as a means to help reduce budgetary impacts and keep projects moving, the risks to community health and safety also rise when those backlogs linger. Even … Continued

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Process Improvement

Three Things Municipalities Can Implement in 30 days To Possibly Avoid Budget Cuts

September 28, 2020 | Joe DeRosa

Municipalities continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, 74% of municipalities in the United States have already started making unavoidable cuts and adjustments in response to the projected $360 billion revenue loss for cities over the next three years, according to cititsspeak.org. Within that same article, which is based on a survey of nearly … Continued

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Innovation

Helpful Resources for Mayors and Elected Officials During COVID-19

September 15, 2020 | Marie Buchholz

Recently in an open letter to the mayors of America, we discussed the importance of Building Department productivity, and the benefits of robust virtual service delivery. However, there are many helpful resources to aid municipalities and their leaders during this unprecedented time in our lives, and to help safely navigate the path forward. In an … Continued

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Operations

How 3 Innovative Cities Make Budgets Easy

Implementing principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration around a government’s budget offers great return on investment.

Operations

Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts Revitalize Communities in California

As a new tool, EIFDs are partly a learning experience as more local governments begin to establish them.

Planning

Top Six Reasons Your Community Should Have a Climate Adaptation Strategy

Is your local government ready to tackle the challenges that come with climate change?

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