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How Cars Carve up the Social Fabric of Our Communities

From www.modacitylife.com

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of1956 – ordering the construction of 33,000 miles of interstate highways across the United States – it was never his intention to run those freeways through urban areas. “…The matter of running Interstate routes through...

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Secrets of successful communities

From www.dailyprogress.com

More than two dozen people representing downtown Orange businesses, organizations and local government gathered last Wednesday to learn the “secrets to a successful community” from National Main Street Center members.
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2017 Great Places in America: Suggest Your Favorite Place

From www.infrastructureusa.org

Nominations are now being accepted through May 10 for 2017's Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods, and Great Public Spaces. APA will recognize this year's Great
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In Taiwan, Using Open Data to Expose Rampant Pollution

From civichall.org

By collecting real-time pollution data, an environmental group discovered Taiwan's largest petrochemical plant exceeded the emissions quota for pollution over 25,000 times. The plant didn't pay a cent for it.
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Trump administration considers $6 billion cut to HUD budget

From www.washingtonpost.com

Move would drop Housing and Urban Development funding by about 14 percent as part of plan to cut domestic spending and increase the defense budget.
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How Louisville became the first smart city on the IFTTT platform

From www.zdnet.com

Air quality data for Louisville, Ky. is now available on a new IFTTT channel that relays information to subscribers through text, email or even by changing the color of the user's smart light bulb in their home.
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From closed factories to open data: How Detroit is increasing civic engagement

From qz.com

In Detroit, data transparency is key. Since declaring bankruptcy in 2013 the city has turned to technology to improve communication and boost morale among its communities. A new open data portal shares information—around policy, public safety, and transportation—in an attempt to increase civic engagement.
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Citizen Satisfaction with Digital Government Services Doubles in Two Years, Accenture Report Shows

From newsroom.accenture.com

Citizen satisfaction with digital government services has doubled in two years, says Accenture.
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Modeling Civic Engagement for Our Children

From boston.citymomsblog.com

As parents, how do we model how to be good citizens? There is no "one size fits all" model for civics engagement.
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Civic Engagement Expected to Shine in Round 2 of City Accelerator

From www.governing.com

The initiative's leader shares his aspirations as the next round kicks off this week.
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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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Cities Discover the Power of Collective Intelligence

From www.govtech.com

A new study by William Eggers finds cities that tap the wisdom of the masses can maximize the impact of smart technology investments.
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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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WELL Community Standard Taking Shape

From www.wellcertified.com

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world through its WELL Building Standard (WELL).
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A Playbook for How Cities Should Share and Protect Data

From www.citylab.com

A detailed guide from Harvard helps governments protect residents’ personal information in open-data initiatives.
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