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Beacon Award-Winner San Rafael Makes Sustainability a Priority

Beacon Award-Winner San Rafael Makes Sustainability a Priority

San Rafael has focused on sustainable land use by preserving open space, encouraging mixed-use infill development and adopting green building requirements. Now its community is actively reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

July 2014
Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

The law that established California’s landmark waste hierarchy of “reduce, reuse and recycle” led to collaborative efforts and the concept of product stewardship.

July 2014
On the Record

On the Record

July 2014
Technology, Tools and Techniques to Reach Your Community

Technology, Tools and Techniques to Reach Your Community

Local governments use a wide variety of technology options in their efforts to connect with their communities. While some technology may be costly, many options are reasonably priced and the range of available choices is broad enough to be feasible for any local government, from large to small.

June 2014
Inspiring the Creative Economy: How Cities Increase Economic Activity Through Innovation and The Arts

Inspiring the Creative Economy: How Cities Increase Economic Activity Through Innovation and The Arts

The arts can be an important economic engine for cities, no matter how large or small.

May 2014
Inspiring the Creative Economy: A Gallery

Inspiring the Creative Economy: A Gallery

May 2014
Temecula’s Business Incubator Helps Startups and More

Temecula’s Business Incubator Helps Startups and More

The city provides resources to help local small businesses succeed.

May 2014
Glendale’s Economic Development Programs Revamp Its Image

Glendale’s Economic Development Programs Revamp Its Image

A decade of public-private development partnerships provided impetus for change.

May 2014
High Desert Cities Collaborate for Economic Development

High Desert Cities Collaborate for Economic Development

Five cities took an innovative approach to attract business.

May 2014
Is Your City Council Stifling Innovation? Tips to Promote Smart Risk-Taking

Is Your City Council Stifling Innovation? Tips to Promote Smart Risk-Taking

Innovation requires risk-taking — not wild gambles, but calculated risks. Unless council members and top management create an environment that encourages “smart” risks, there will be little if any innovation regardless of how much the council desires it.

April 2014
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