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ICYMI June 15-19


The new resources on the Knowledge Network this past week take you from the Supreme Court to Jamaica to your own downtown. Enjoy the trip!

  1. Learn how this SCOTUS decision could require altering sign codes across the country.
  2. Multiple national associations are supporting the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA). Supporters describe RTPA as leveling the playing field between brick and mortar retailers and their online counterparts, enabling cities to collect sales taxes that are already owed. Learn more about this bill and its supporters in this article
  3. Check out this success story about empowered women in Afghanistan from the USAID-funded Capacity Building and Change Management Program-II.
  4. This climate scientist’s trip to Portmore, Jamaica, provided important context to the science.  Learn more in this CityLinks blog post.
  5. The National Association of Counties just released a report that highlights five trends in county administration.  
  6. Chee Kai Ng, an international professional fellow, writes about the food security gaps in Malaysia. To follow the explorations of the other international fellows, read  the Professional Fellows Exchange Program blog posts.
  7. With the nice summer weather more people may be flocking to downtowns, and this post discusses 5 resources on downtown revitalization.
  8. This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security outlines the process for reporting a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard violation.

What resources from the Knowledge Network have helped your community? Please share your stories below.

Douglas Shontz

Knowledge Network Intern