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14 July 2017
Technology can help train employees and foster organizational development, but virtual experiences like webinars and online networks cannot replace the community cohesion that occurs when workers learn together in person. Communities of practice, or learning networks, gather employees in the same room to regularly learn and practice key concepts that will help them do their jobs better. These in-person models build trusting relationships, enabling participants to be part of a supportive community of continuous learning.
3 July 2017
The City of Avondale is reinventing itself as a more walkable and bike-able community by considering the needs of all users when implementing streetscape retrofits....
1 June 2017
How do you get out of the same old routine and begin to think about projects differently? Sometimes you have to take a time out. Kyle Kridler at the City of Dublin and his team collectively took a time out. Simply dedicating less than 2% of their work time to focusing on and thinking creatively about a strategic goal outside of the team's day-to-day operations resulted in major improvements.
25 May 2017
As part of completing the Innovation Academy, Maricopa County identified a team project that focused on justice-involved women and women with justice-involved children. The following story expands upon the research and work completed as part of the Innovation Academy Class of 2015.
24 May 2017
In Need of a Solution The City of Casa Grande needed to find a solution to the increasing costs for street lights. Increasing electricity...
After protests rocked the city and shined light on significant inequalities, Charlotte turned to one of the oldest engagement techniques –conversation- to try and win back trust and find out how residents really felt about the state of affairs.
20 March 2017
How does a city take waste and turn it into gold? The City of Phoenix is converting 80 acres adjacent to a waste management facility into a circular economy hub that will create local economic activity.
Over this last year, the Alliance has traveled across the country sharing the emerging practices in civic engagement and providing local government innovators the opportunity to adapt them to meet their challenges.
Three Reasons Your Community Needs A Strategy for Engagement
Bellevue Washington’s Tomorrows Program builds trust and resilient relationships in a growing multicultural community through the implementation of 21st Century Policing techniques.
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