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In Two Years, Boston Goes From 5,000 Questions to 15-Year Plan

From nextcity.org

“Go Boston 2030” includes direction to shorten commute times, increase job access.
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Planners Across America: Making Albuquerque the Land of Enchantment, Not Confusion

From www.planetizen.com

The city of Albuquerque is focused on bringing consistency and coherence to an unwieldy collection of planning and land use regulations. An interview with Albuquerque Planning Director Suzanne Lubar explores the city's approach to the challenge. Contrary to its image in pop culture, Albuquerque is not the methamphetamine capital of America. And yet, there is a grain of truth to the adventures of Walter White: Albuquerque is overwhelmingly suburban.
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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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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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