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High-Profile Political Meetings and City Clean-Up Initiatives

High-Profile Political Meetings and City Clean-Up...

All eyes are on Milwaukee this week as they host the Republican National Convention (RNC). Later this summer focus will shift to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago. High-profile political meetings and city clean-up initiatives often coincide. Cities direct…
A Comprehensive Guide to Building a Successful Career in Code Enforcement

A Comprehensive Guide to Building a...

Congratulations to the Class of 2024 & welcome to the workforce! Find out if a career in code enforcement is right for you and how to get started.
Blight Survey: What Is It & How To Do One

Blight Survey: What Is It &...

A blight survey is the process of inventorying municipal housing stock to understand what percentage or number of residential and commercial structures are in a state of disrepair or decay. Because there is no single, universal definition of ‘blight’ and…
2024 Guide to Code Enforcement Conferences

2024 Guide to Code Enforcement Conferences

Happy code enforcement conference season! February kicks off a number of code enforcement conferences and industry expos around the country. Trade shows and industry or professional conferences are great opportunities to connect, learn, and adapt to the ever-changing environment of…
Revitalizing Cities Through Grassroots Initiatives

Revitalizing Cities Through Grassroots Initiatives

In previous posts, we’ve talked about external drivers for urban redevelopment. (Check out how high-profile political meetings and mega-sporting events can accelerate change.) External forces may accelerate and highlight urban redevelopment initiatives. Still, the remarkable impact of initiatives like Refuse…
Trash Talk: From Litter to Illegal Dumping

Trash Talk: From Litter to Illegal...

From litter to illegal dumping, solid waste management is a big and complex issue impacting community health, environmental sustainability, and city budgets. Dilapidated buildings, littered streets, and neglected public spaces affect a city’s aesthetics and profoundly impact its residents’ quality…
Mega Events and Urban Transformation

Mega Events and Urban Transformation

As we approach major sporting events like the 2024 NCAA college football championship in Houston and Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, urban transformation initiatives and preparation for these events have come into focus. “There is perhaps no larger sports…
Using ARPA Funds to Fight Urban Blight

Using ARPA Funds to Fight Urban...

To some, the pandemic may feel like a distant memory, but to many states and municipalities, there are still funding sources available related to pandemic relief.
Prep Together: 10 Community Engagement Activities

Prep Together: 10 Community Engagement Activities

September is a busy time… back to school, Labor Day celebrations, and National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month is a month-long national campaign organized and sponsored by FEMA.

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