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15 Resources You Missed Since 6/22/15

week in review

As a post-holiday treat, we’ve included two weeks’ worth of Knowledge Network resources all in one post. Hope you enjoyed Independence Day!

  1. ICMA announced an exciting array of educational content about sustainability planned for the ICMA Annual Conference in Seattle, September 27-30.
  2. The Center for Sustainable Communities announces open registration for the 2015 National Brownfields Training Conference.
  3. EPA recently launched a new interactive spreadsheet designed to help local governments evaluate their greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month this July with creative park and recreation initiatives.
  5. Annual Conference keynoter Vernā Myers will be speaking on diversity and hidden biases in the workplace on Monday, September 28, at 8:30 a.m.
  6. Beth Payne, editor of ICMA’s Public Management magazine, encourages us to stop living our lives 30 minutes ahead and live in the moment.
  7. Knowledge Network Intern Douglas Shontz highlights some useful resources on the topic of climate change.
  8. Joshua Franzel, vice president of research at the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, reports on the happenings at the International Conference on Urban Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  9. Lisa Soronen, executive director of the State and Local Legal Center, relates the Raisin Takings Case to local government.
  10. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court held that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
  11. In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project the Supreme Court held 5-4 that disparate-impact claims may be brought under the Fair Housing Act.
  12. Learn why SCOTUS ruled against jails in an excess force case.
  13. Thanks to City of Los Angeles v. Patel, SCOTUS decides that ordinances that don’t require at least a subpoena to see hotel/motel guest lists are unconstitutional because they violate the Fourth Amendment.
  14. ICMA Southeast Regional Director Randall Reid explains why diagnosing civic health is difficult but critical.
  15. In the Know gives us a great list of the hottest blogs of 2015.

Which resources did you find to be the most helpful to you and your community? Share your stories below.

Jordyn Moore

Knowledge Network Intern