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Development, Equity and Self-Determination

Development, Equity and Self-Determination

A promising new model for urban and community development called the Protocol appears to understand how the untapped power of the community can be harnessed to achieve more equitable planning.…

Knowledge Landscapes

Knowledge Landscapes

By intuition, knowledge landscapes should highlight the innovation, history, culture and people of an area. Knowledge landscapes are redefining bureaucratic spaces each time that we discover a technological invention that…

Which Leadership Lesson are You Learning?

Which Leadership Lesson are You Learning?

Leadership encompasses a great variety of styles and perspective. This article provides a few quick tips to begin thinking about coaching in the workplace; particularly, leadership coaching to increase employee…

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: Car Sharing

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: Car Sharing

Who benefits when we can all profit from the right-of-way?…

Crystal Agencies: Visualizing How Government Agencies Affect the United States Data Ecosystem

Crystal Agencies: Visualizing How Government Agencies Affect the United States Data Ecosystem

Visualizing how government big data helps spur economic activity and innovation will lead to better and more effective policymaking. Agencies can map the data ecosystem of major economic sectors. They…

The EMS Crisis We Are Facing Today

The EMS Crisis We Are Facing Today

It is incumbent for elected officials to gain a thorough understanding of EMS and the benefits provided to a community. Merely relying on an ambulance that is not devoted…

That Which We Call a Rose…Might Not Be the Same Thing at All

That Which We Call a Rose…Might Not Be the Same Thing at All

Scientific precepts have and will come and go—economic ones too—but the center of health care, the bond between patient and practitioner, will stay central to all practice unless we allow…

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: When the Bough Breaks

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: When the Bough Breaks

Unless the federal government amends the Medicare Hospice Benefit Act of 1986 to be more child and parent friendly, or states follow the lead of the Massachusetts Pediatric Palliative Care…

The Myth of the Virtuous Public Worker

The Myth of the Virtuous Public Worker

The unrealistic notion that public servants could (or should) divorce themselves from their personal finances, dutifully overlook private sector benefits and endure any sacrifice for the sake of their work…

Integrating Interconnected Frameworks

Integrating Interconnected Frameworks

Merging an interconnected budget operations framework and performance management framework into a revised, updated and single Resource Management Framework (RMF) has integrated public sector planning, budgeting, service delivery, accountability and…

What Do We Know About Charter School Governance, and Why Should We Care?

What Do We Know About Charter School Governance, and Why Should We Care?

The case of how charter schools are governed is an opportunity to study and address the practical and philosophical challenges that occur when the delivery of public services is shifted…

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