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ICYMI March 30 – April 3


April arrives! If you’re in Washington, D.C., where ICMA’s headquarters is, it’s time to check out the cherry blossoms. Regardless of your location, it’s also time for a review of new content that was added to the Knowledge Network this past week:

  • Free webinar! Join us on Tuesday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST. That’s when CityLinks  is introducing the new CityLinks Primer on Subnational Approaches to Low Emission, Climate Resilient Development. Please register here.
  • How to turn April showers into May flowers? Check out the new blog post for strategies and programs about innovative stormwater management.
  • Have you ever imagined what life will be like when one day energy is no longer adequately available? This blog post points you to strategies and programs designed to improve energy efficiency while protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) is a power tool local governments can use to improve decision making, deliver service, and engage citizens. Use these resources to take advantage of the technology.
  • The National Brownfields Conference will be held September 2-4, 2015, in Chicago! Get a feel for this great event by checking out the guest post by Ann Carroll, senior policy analyst, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • In South Korea, solar panels are used to generate solar power as well as provide safe transit for bicycle commuters. This video provides a vivid picture of innovations in solar technology.
  • In the 1960s, Petula Clark sang “Downtown, no finer place for sure…” Half a decade later the April PM Magazine’s cover story shares approaches that can help make a downtown area the place where residents want to go.
  • Curious about the future of local government? Listen to this podcast of “The Next Big Thing” panel discussion sponsored by ICMA and the Alliance for Innovation- and facilitated by ICMA Executive Director Bob O’Neill.
  • The Alliance for Innovation initiated the Ambassador Program to help grow engagement among staff of Alliance members and to help members share new ideas.

What are your interesting stories to share? Please comment below.

Yalan Qin

Knowledge Network, Intern