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September 29, 2015
Many of the factors that promote public health are also associated with local economic strength. Good health is related to quality of life, and thus...
September 21, 2015
Local food systems align consumer demand with locally produced and distributed food. These systems have the capacity to enhance overall community sustainability by: ...
July 29, 2015
Large cities often get the lion's share of media coverage for their sustainability programs, but here are seven small and rural municipalities that have made strides despite the odds against them.
January 13, 2015
The term “good governance” often pops up in discussions about public administration, government policies, and development strategies and refers to multiple attributes that contribute to...
December 24, 2014
Local governments across the United States and worldwide continuously seek ways to close the gap between revenues and expenses. Many of them have already taken...
November 10, 2014
Economic gardening is an entrepreneurial approach to economic development that seeks to grow the local economy from within. Its premise is that local entrepreneurs create...
October 3, 2014
Since the 1980s, sustainability—defined as measures taken to protect and enhance the environment, the economy, and equity for current residents and future generations—has become an...
June 23, 2014
When it comes to addressing budget shortfalls and creating greater efficiencies in local government, public-private partnerships often receive acclaim as the way to go. Local...
May 27, 2014
Everyone knows what strategic planning is, right? Unfortunately, we also know how difficult it can be to develop and sustain an effective strategic plan. Strategic...
April 4, 2014
By economic measures, the Great Recession is behind us. Employment and consumer spending have rallied, real estate sales and prices are increasing, and local governments...
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