Coronavirus and the Crisis of City Finances

May 27, 2020

No one knows for certain how long the Coronavirus pandemic will last, but cities will be feeling the fiscal effects of this scourge years after the crisis has finally run...

A Conversation with John McKnight, Co-Founder of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute

May 14, 2020

By Albert Dzur In his teachings and writings, John McKnight, co-founder and co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University, has echoed Alexis de Tocqueville’s appreciation of the...

Congratulations to the 2020 All-America City, Hall of Fame Winner, City of Marietta, GA

April 29, 2020

The National Civic League is excited to announce that the City of Marietta Georgia is this year’s All-America City, Hall of Fame Winner. Marietta originally won the All-America City Award...

Webinar Recap and Resources: Social Distancing Meets Public Engagement

April 29, 2020

We know in these unprecedented times, navigating public engagement work has never-seen-before challenges while people all over the world are having to physically distance to lessen the further spread of...

COVID-19 Highlighting the Need to Combat Social Isolation

April 29, 2020

Will the nation’s experience with social isolation during COVD-19 make people more empathetic to the social isolation experienced regularly by many people, and especially older adults? Some cities have recognized...

The New, New Federalism

April 29, 2020

In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson argued that not every difference of opinion was a difference of principle. “We have called by different names brethren of the same principle,”...

COVID-19: Resources for Individuals and Governments

March 30, 2020

As the world grapples with how to respond to this growing pandemic, individuals and organizations are racing to work together and combat the impact of COVID-19 and its further spread....

Beyond Town Hall: Public Engagement in a Time of Crisis

March 27, 2020

City leaders are grappling with the unimaginable—the protection of their entire community from a threat the likes of which many of us have never seen.  Amid all this chaos, we...

Is it Time for Universal Voting by Mail?

March 26, 2020

Last month, the state of Ohio postponed its presidential primary, a last-minute decision that led to statewide confusion and growing national concerns about future primaries and how they will be...

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