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How Gainesville, Florida is tackling “brain drain”

From qz.com

Red tape has been holding Florida entrepreneurs back. A new initiative in Gainesville streamlines the process of starting a new business. By eliminating pain points for first time business owners, the city hopes to encourage creativity and competitiveness.
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Kittleson’s Corner: Coffee with Council

From elgl.org

Welcome back to Kittelson’s Corner my (now) weekly musings on things I think are interesting or important, especially in local government nerd-dom. Alright, let’s go. Book Review: The Blood o…
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Experimenting with local democracy

From medium.com

Huddersfield is weird. To the casual visitor it looks a lot like many towns in Britain- ethnically diverse, fairly deprived, getting on with it. There’s no outward hallmarks of thriving civic…
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Can a New Town Square Bridge the Electoral Divide? - Reimagining the Civic Commons

From civiccommons.us

America has become a politically divided and fractured country. How and where do we start to rebuild the social fabric essential to our democracy?
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Maximising the value of public engagement

From www.nationalhealthexecutive.com

Jane Mordue, the newly appointed permanent chair of Healthwatch England, explains why listening to feedback from the public is much more likely to help NHS and social care leaders make the right decis
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Have your say at Limerick's Community Day

From www.limerickpost.ie

A Community Day is to be held in Limerick City that will allow local people to have their say on a range of issues that are important to them.Limerick Community Participation Network (CPN) are inviting the people of Limerick to meet with their Public Participation Network (PPN) representatives to discuss the accessibility issues affecting them …
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Where the sidewalk ends: In Denver, too many places

From www.denverpost.com

I've spent countless slow "rides" down my neighbor's sidewalk dreaming of organizing my community to collectively fund sidewalks.
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Connecting to the core of Byron Bay with the spirit of its community 

From www.placeleadersmedia.com

By turning the topic into a positive discussion around ‘place vitality’, the community was guided through the interrelated systems that make up place and the crucial role their voice and agency play in securing a positive future for Byron Bay.

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City of Seattle seeks candidates for Community Involvement Commission

From www.capitolhillseattle.com

If you have “three to six” hours per month you can give toward helping “advise and guide our City departments to assess, improve, and develop authentic and thorough outreach and e…
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Civic engagement made easy: Apply here to serve on a Baltimore city board

From technical.ly

Apply to be on a city board or commission by March 1. Our advice: Always Be Boarding.
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A 21st Century Vision for Detroit - Reimagining the Civic Commons

From civiccommons.us

Our vision of urban vitality cannot be a return to a nostalgic dream of the past; rather, it must be forward looking and more adaptive, diverse, integrated and resilient than what came before.
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Africa's Cities: Opening Doors to the World

From www.youtube.com

Cities in Africa are growing rapidly and have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth. Improving conditions for people and businesses i
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How a Museum in Queens Became a Neighborhood Ally

From nextcity.org

At a time when cities are thinking about how to show up with and for immigrant communities, answers can be found at the Queens Museum.
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Major investments, funding overhaul highlight new Nashville parks plan

From www.tennessean.com

The suggested investments for Nashville's parks are vast, expensive and potentially transformative — and all needed to keep up with a growing city.
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Growing in the era of sea level rise — #thisisCNU

From www.cnu.org

One of the largest and most ambitious regional plans in history, the Seven50: Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan, was born out of a grand federal vision—the Partnership for Sustainable Communities between US HUD, DOT, and EPA.
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Metro line, better city planning to aid Quito’s poor

From www.100resilientcities.org

In a city menaced by the threat of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and floods, protecting thousands of families living in Quito's low-income neighbourhoods from disasters is an urgent task.
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Unlikely Public Engagement Tactics Get Results for Small Towns

From www.planetizen.com

Four small cities across the country are seeing positive results with non-traditional public engagement strategies like bouncy castles, beer coasters, and ball games. Never underestimate the power of community pride as a motivator for engagement--that's one lesson from the Orton Family Foundation's recent event on public engagement.
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Smart Cities: Montreal

From www.cio.com

Montreal's smart city strategy is built on strong partnerships with its vibrant community of startups. Computerworld braved a blustery winter storm to see what this Quebecois city has to offer.
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Miami to be 'Smartscaped' Through a City-wide Digital Transformation

From sociable.co

In Miami no screen-glare is too strong and no beach is too sandy to escape the digital transformation taking over the city.
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