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Shifting Sands: Navigating Practitioner Academic Exchanges in a Post-Social Media World

Shifting Sands: Navigating Practitioner Academic Exchanges in a Post-Social Media World

Academic Twitter has emerged as a powerful voice for distribution and acquisition for academics. Yet, social media use by academics should be undertaken with care. Ultimately, can social media help…

Embrace The Boring: Weaving Diversity And Inclusion Into The Fabric of Government

Embrace The Boring: Weaving Diversity And Inclusion Into The Fabric of Government

What is the practical application of social equity? More importantly, how can those of us working in public administration weave diversity and inclusion into the fabric of our government?…

Financing Green Projects

Financing Green Projects

While confronting climate change is a key priority for King County, resource conservation projects often must compete for funding with other critical community priorities. To overcome this hurdle, King County…

The Government Has to Learn to Use Data Effectively

The Government Has to Learn to Use Data Effectively

Metrics help employees and their managers track progress in achieving goals and improving results. Yet often in government, frontline managers are not leveraging data to inform decisions.…

The Housing Crisis, Public Space and Social Equity

The Housing Crisis, Public Space and Social Equity

Our cities and our public spaces are important contributors to addressing housing challenges and social inequities. Yet current policies emphasize increasing property value, rather than addressing housing affordability and mitigating…

Recidivism And Public Policy

Recidivism And Public Policy

Various departments in Montgomery County are putting forth their best efforts for individuals not to reoffend after leaving the criminal justice system. Through programs and treatment, it is important to…

Cities And Their Non-Tax Revenue Sources

Cities And Their Non-Tax Revenue Sources

: There is a national trend for more and more cities to adopt new financial policies. The two primary sources of non-tax revenues to cities are charges for services by…

Public Service—Our Immediate Vocation

Public Service—Our Immediate Vocation

For public servants, Decembers are not only slow, they are slow-motion rewind. Ask a public servant what December means to them and many will tell you that it is a…

Combating Administrative Evil

Combating Administrative Evil

In these polarized times, public administrators face difficult new political realities, some of which endanger even the foundations of our democracy. Now is our moment of collective reckoning: will public…

Transparency: Clarity in Public Administration

Transparency: Clarity in Public Administration

One of the huge issues currently facing us in the world of public administration is transparency. Occasionally, it helps us to go back in history to see what previous public…

Envisioning a Digitalized Global Artificial Intelligent Shared Health System

Envisioning a Digitalized Global Artificial Intelligent Shared Health System

The integrated cloud-based shared health system is the first futuristic movement to integrate health data for collaboration using advanced technologies.…

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