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Reads and Follows of the Week (2/9 - 2/13)

Here at ICMA’s Next Generation Initiative, we do quite a bit of reading…really a monstrous amount of reading. Each week we bring you some of our favorite reads from ICMA and beyond. And, as an extra added bonus, we share with you one twitter feed that we get great local government management material from for you to follow.

Snow. Snow. More snow. That seems to be the main theme of the week (month, year, lifetime). Need some local government oriented reading for the long weekend? Here is what we recommend. 

THIS WEEK WE ARE READING:

  1. From the Atlantic’s CityLabs, how new mapping software is helping cities understand just how easy or difficult it is to access different parts of their community using mass transit (can anyone say transit deserts?).   
  2. From the Culture Desk at The New Yorker, how snow storms are different now that we are in the social media age. 
  3. Trust Bloomberg Cities to spearhead a report on innovation in Europe’s Cities. The five core themes of the report are enough to get your attention: Economy: doing more with less, Civic Engagement: facilitating citizen action, Social Inclusion: building trust and value, Health and Well-being: aiding healthy living, and Environment: securing the future. 
  4. We all know that access to public utilities can make or break a community. The Rawabi project in the West Bank is finding that out the hard way. 

THIS WEEK WE ARE FOLLOWING:

Follow the Office of Government Innovation Officer, Commonwealth of MA @maaInnov8 to read about how communities are harnessing technology to improve the daily lives of MA residents (hint: crowdsourcing).  

Here at ICMA’s Next Generation Initiative, we do quite a bit of reading…really a monstrous amount of reading. Each week we bring you some of our favorite reads from ICMA and beyond. And, as an extra added bonus, we share with you one twitter feed that we get great local government management material from for you to follow.

Snow. Snow. More snow. That seems to be the main theme of the week (month, year, lifetime). Need some local government oriented reading for the long weekend? Here is what we recommend.

THIS WEEK WE ARE READING:

From the Atlantic’s CityLabs, how new mapping software is helping cities understand just how easy it is to access different parts of their community using mass transit (can anyone say transit deserts?).   

 

From the Culture Desk at The New Yorker, how snow storms are different now that we are in the social media age.

 

Trust Bloomberg Cities to spearhead a report on innovation in Europe’s Cities. The five core themes of the report are enough to get your attention: Economy: doing more with less, Civic Engagement: facilitating citizen action, Social Inclusion: building trust and value, Health and Well-being: aiding healthy living, and Environment: securing the future.

 

We all know that access to public utilities can make or break a community. The Rawabi project in Palestine is finding that out the hard way.

THIS WEEK WE ARE FOLLOWING:

Follow the Office of Government Innovation Officer, Commonwealth of MA @maaInnov8 to read about how communities are harnessing technology to improve the daily lives of MA residents (hint: crowdsourcing).