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All in the mix: Cities thrive by embracing new perspectives

Cityvision magazine (July/August 2011) focuses on embracing all citizens, regardless of age, ability, language, or culture.

GMA comp plan conversation starters

This Growth Management Act "starter package" features a series of 12 videos covering planning and land use roles and responsibilities, budget, economic development, community engagement and more.

Hot links: Managing engagement in a digital world

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2015) explores how some of the many facets of the digital world affect Washington cities, particularly regarding community engagement.

In with the new: Cities create spaces for innovation

Cityvision magazine (July/August 2016) looks at some of the new and creative ways Washington cities are using innovation to address issues faced today. With limited resources available to cities, it is important for us to look at all possible solutions to a problem before we decide on a course of action. Innovative management can be hard work, but our cities won't thrive without it.

Pitching in: When cities turn over the reins, leaders emerge

Cityvision magazine (May/June 2011) explores how cities can help bring citizens together, across divides of geography, age, and local economic development.

Race to the top: Open conversations help cities build trust

Cityvision magazine (May/June 2015) looks at conversations revolving around race equity.

Short Course on Local Planning

The Short Course on Planning is the pre-eminent training course on land use for planning commissioners and elected officials in Washington. Access this training through a series of ten short videos.

So you want to be an elected official...

Interested in running for office in Washington’s cities or towns?

Talk therapy: Public dialogue helps communities reach common goals

Cityvision magazine (March/April 2013) looks at how public dialogue helps communities reach common goals.

The art of engagement: Defining the contours of community

Cityvision magazine (March/April 2010) explores tools for harnessing citizen input. Plus budget straight-talk and strategies for getting input.

Ties that bind: Social services partnerships help cities weave new solutions

Cityvision magazine (March/April 2014) helps cities bridge the social service gaps in their communities.

Your leadership contribution

Dr. Craig Dunn, Dean, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University explores what makes your city hall work meaningful, and how you as a leader contribute to a greater good and a healthier community.