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10 Resources You Might Have Missed


In this post I am highlighting important resources from the beginning of September that you might have overlooked or that deserve a second glance.

  1. On September 9th the U.S. Surgeon General issued a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities, and this blog post from the Center for Sustainability outlines everything you need to know about the relevance of this initiative to your community. 
  2. Longmont, Colorado, just added a new staff member to its library: Bibli, the three-foot tall library robot built by and for kids on the autism spectrum.  Learn more about this interesting project here.
  3. The Knowledge Network is home to a new blog, Leadership {RE}imagined. This blog provides tips and best practices for local government leaders.  Its first post outlines 3 tools that can help with citizen engagement.
  4. ICMA Job Center Director Rob Carty wrote this article about how the prospects for local government jobs are improving.
  5. ICMA just released this FREE e-book on managing yourself in local government. It provides insight from thought leaders in and outside of local government and can be relevant whether you are new to or a veteran of local government.
  6. Check out this innovative and successful project on reclaiming water in Round Rock, Texas.
  7. To bring awareness to National Preparedness Month this September, the In the Know blog is hosting a 4-part blog series. Part 3 outlines resources to help you prepare for hurricanes.
  8. This document from the AARP discusses good practices in making your community age friendly.
  9. The #LocalGov Technology Alliance blog describes what intelligent video analytics is, how it works, and how your community can utilize it.
  10. This latest Life, Well Run success story describes how Renton, Washington, values diversity in its “Building an Inclusive City” program.

What resources from the Knowledge Network have been useful to you? Share your comments below.

Douglas Shontz

Knowledge Network Intern