I’ve had numerous conversations with colleagues, friends, family and neighbors about my upcoming visit to Boston. The curious ones ask, what’s your work event? When I tell them, proudly, the Harvard Innovations in American Government awards, the nearly inevitable response … Continue reading
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“As local municipalities, we should have the goal that every one of our residents succeeds,” declared Tukwila City Councilmember D’Sean Quinn during the opening public lecture of CNU25. This year’s 25th Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) in Seattle has … Continue reading
Yesterday, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, made an exciting announcement for those of us supporting crowdfunding and placemaking in Michigan: the Public Spaces, Community Places program is one of … Continue reading
The Hometown Summit is showcasing a number of fairly new initiatives focused on helping city leaders improve their approach to community engagement, especially through technology and an embrace of open data. A few stand out to me thus far, please … Continue reading