Town and City
Time to act: Meeting the challenges of short-term rentals in a digital economy
Inside: Innovation Awards call for entries; Become a Stairway for Success community; Active healthy seniors create a better future; Bicycling means business
On the cover: VML urges every locality to take time to review the regulatory schemes your locality currently has in place that could affect short-term rentals. here’s an overview of factors to consider. See story on page 15.
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A place that’s fit to live in: Cities and towns that shape active lifestyles
Inside: Hunger doesn’t take a summer break; What happened in the veto session?; Are you being followed?
On the cover: Designing a community to support active lifestyles will boost quality of life and economic development. See story on page 13.
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Taking young businesses under the wing: A rural incubator that’s thriving
Inside: Local view of the 2017 General Assembly
On the cover: The Franklin Business Center is a rural business incubator that’s succeeding – launching new businesses, creating jobs, and infusing cash into the local economy. See story on page 14.
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Vol. 50 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2015
A new VML initiative: 324 Places About the cover: VML’s new “324 Places” initiative was named with Virginia’s 38 cities, 191 incorporated towns and 95 counties in mind. Its goal is to provide local government leaders with the information, insights and tools needed to understand and respond to the shifting demographics driving some of the […]
Vol. 49 No. 10 – Dec 2014
VML President William D. Euille, Mayor, City of Alexandria About the cover: Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille was elected the 96th president of the Virginia Municipal League on Oct. 7 at the VML Annual Conference in Roanoke. Also inside: 2015 General Assembly preview Files: Download VTCDec14_web.pdf (2.26 MB)
Vol. 49 No. 9 – Nov 2014
Transportation: Where are we headed? Inside: VML Annual Conference photo highlights About the cover: Virginia’s future economic success will be tied inextricably to its ability to build a modern transportation network capable of moving more people and more goods efficiently. In this issue, Virginia Town & City takes a look at three evolving aspects of […]
Vol. 49 No. 8 – Oct. 2014
Roanoke: A bright future beckons – 2014 VML Annual Conference edition About the cover: Roanoke continues to be recognized for its innovation and outstanding quality of life. In addition to being selected as an “All-America City” six times, the city has been honored as a Leading Digital City 12 times. Most recently, Roanoke was selected […]
Vol. 49 No. 7 – Sept. 2014
VML 2014 Achievement Award winners President’s Award: Rocky Mount – Music venue vision realized About the cover: The Indigo Girls perform April 24 at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount. Winner of the President’s Award, Rocky Mount’s entry was one of more than 50 received for judging in six categories in the 2014 VML […]
Vol. 49 No. 6 – July/Aug. 2014
Norfolk: To chart its future, a port city adapts Also inside: 2014 VML Annual Conference preview About the cover: Water – a defining characteristic of Norfolk throughout its history – remains at the heart of a city determined to adapt to the challenges confronting its future. Files: Download VTCJul-Aug14_web.pdf (3.01 MB)
Vol. 49 No. 5 – Jun 2014
Redistricting: In search of a better solution Also inside: Harrisonburg embraces safe routes to school About the cover: Redistricting – the drawing of political maps – is arguably the most important factor in determining the political make-up of our state and country. A new bipartisan grassroots effort launched this year in Virginia is attempting to […]
Vol. 49 No. 4 – May 2014
So you’ve gone and gotten yourself elected: Now what? Also inside: 2014 General Assembly wrap-up About the cover: For newly-elected local government officials in Virginia, becoming more acquainted with their roles and responsibilities as soon as possible is crucial. This issue of Virginia Town & City was assembled to help these new officials perform their […]
Vol. 49 No. 3 – Apr 2014
What’s the buzz? : Historic downtown Bristol About the cover: When it comes to providing an exemplary downtown experience, it’s going to be hard to beat what Bristol has in store for visitors. Photograph by Malcolm J. Wilson. Files: Download VTCApr14_web.pdf (2.92 MB)
Vol. 49 No. 2 – Mar 2014
Records Management: It’s the law and good business Also inside: A global look at local government management About the cover: The Virginia Public Records Act was created to ensure that the procedures used to manage and preserve public records are uniform across the state. The act is the foundation on which all public records, from […]