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How Can Public Participation in Government be Improved?

How Can Public Participation in Government be Improved?

It is a question asked by anyone who has been involved in local government.  Over at Governing, Mark Funkhouser has some thoughts: In a recent study entitled Making Public Participation Legal, Matt Leighninger cites a Knight Foundation report that found that attending a public meeting was more likely to reduce a person’s sense of efficacy […]

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Stop Setting Goals!

Stop Setting Goals!

That’s the advice from Harvard Business Review blogger Peter Bregman: The authors of a Harvard Business School working paper, Goals Gone Wild, reviewed a number of research studies related to goals and concluded that the upside of goal setting has been exaggerated and the downside, the “systematic harm caused by goal setting,” has been disregarded. […]

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Honoring a Great American

Honoring a Great American

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The Urban Advantage:  A Network of Thinkers

The Urban Advantage: A Network of Thinkers

That’s the pitch made by Yoon J. Lee and Frank F. Britt in a recent post at Boston. com: [Boston World Partnerships or BWP] was among the first [organization in Boston] to recognize that the innovation economy is the connection economy. BWP helped Boston become a more open and connected city. It galvanized passionate professionals and […]

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3D Printing Comes to Community Visioning

3D Printing Comes to Community Visioning

We have a long standing interest in the revolutionary potential for 3-D printing.  Planetizen highlights an Atlantic Cities post on how Lexington, KY is making exciting use of this innovative technology: Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville calls the city’s annual Ideas Festival a “democratized” version of the TED conference. “You don’t have to pay ten […]

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