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Finding Place in COVID-19

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Maggie Jones – connect on LinkedIn & Twitter! *** What I’m Listening to: Lush Lofi playlist on Spotify What I’m Watching: my youngest deliberately turn on the garden hose when I asked him not to What I’m Reading: Matt Andrews’ wonderful blog series on Public Leadership Through … Continued

Recession Proofing Your Community Development Department

By GovSense co-founder Gary McTall. Gary spent 10 years consulting and designing software solutions for local governments, but he was always running into limitations in the on-premise software. After consulting private equity firms and software companies on cloud solutions, he felt it was imperative to bring innovation to government. Twitter and LinkedIn Working with planning … Continued

Planning Ahead for a Growing Senior Population

AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Amarillo, Texas shares her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview. When we are going about the important work of planning and shaping cities, it is important to not oversimplify the group of people we serve.  After all, … Continued

The 4-1-1 on Governing Body Presentations

This is a new monthly blog by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Amarillo, Texas. She’ll share her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! Planning & Shaping Cities The Scoop on Comp, Master, General, Strategic, Vision Plans The Lowdown on Multimodal Transportation … Continued

The Lowdown on Multi-Modal Transportation

This is a new monthly blog by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Amarillo, Texas. She’ll share her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! Planning & Shaping Cities The Scoop on Comp, Master, General, Strategic, Vision Plans Human behavior is fascinating, isn’t … Continued

The Scoop on Comp, Master, General, Strategic, Vision Plans

This is a new monthly blog by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Amarillo, Texas. She’ll share her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! In the initial post of this series, we talked briefly about what makes cities successful, and the fact … Continued

Planning & Shaping Cities With AJ Fawver

This is a new monthly blog by AJ Fawver, the Planning Director in Amarillo, Texas. She’ll share her perspectives on land use, planning, and community development in this series. Learn more about AJ from her GovLove interview! You can access all of the posts in the series and learn more about AJ on the Future-Proofing Cities … Continued

Getting Schooled: Creative Reuse of Historic School Buildings

This post originally appeared on the UNC School of Government’s Community Economic Development blog on July 16, 2015. It was written by Natalie Patterson, a Fellow with the School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative and a Master’s candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill. See the original post here.  In the … Continued

Breaking Barriers with the Building Integrated Communities Project

The Outsider’s View is a monthly column written by Brittany Bennett on community economic development in North Carolina.  Breaking Barriers with the Building Integrated Communities Project By: Brittany Bennett – LinkedIn and Twitter In continuation of January’s theme of breaking barriers and building community, I wanted to learn more about the Building Integrated Communities Project, an … Continued

Lessons on Building Community from Ron Carlee, City of Charlotte

  The Outsider’s View is a monthly column written by Brittany Bennett (LinkedIn & Twitter) on community and economic development issues and examples in North Carolina. In December, ELGL hosted a second Twittersation on the events in Ferguson, MO that left me feeling optimistic about the future of local government leadership because of the enthusiastic … Continued

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