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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Walton County’s Efforts to Boost Census Response Falls Short

The data shows that while many households didn’t respond, those who did mostly used the Internet. The low response rate sets the county at 63rd out of Florida’s 67 counties.

By Jim Thompson, Northwest Florida Daily News  |  December 16, 2020
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Americans Like Free Parking. They Don’t Realize It Doesn’t Exist.

When you zip into a space and don’t pay for it, somebody is still footing the bill. It’s not just somebody else – it’s you. You’re paying for the traffic jams and pollution you’re getting stuck with.

By Alex Marshall, Urban Affairs/Infrastructure Columnist  |  December 17, 2020
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Better Citizen Service, More Effective Citizen Engagement Centers Require a Holistic and Intentional Employee Engagement Strategy

For many citizens, their first — and sometimes only — interaction with their government is a call to a citizen engagement center.

By Maximus  |  December 16, 2020
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Cities and Suburbs: A Moment of Mutual Unease

Urban and suburban America need each other more than ever. The coronavirus is making their relationship difficult as remote work changes the status quo and increases the competition for talent.

By Aaron Renn, Urban Analyst  |  December 16, 2020
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Oklahoma Looks to Florida to Improve Its Power Reliability

Florida has had to establish a resilient power system with underground lines to ensure that customers retain power despite hurricanes and tropical storms. Now Oklahoma City is considering the switch.

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman  |  December 15, 2020
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First Hybrid-Electric Plane Takes Flight Over Maui

In a demonstration flight, the Electric EEL flew from Maui’s airport to Hana and back entirely on a single hybrid-electric charge. The company says the plane is like a Prius in the sky, and it’s the first of its kind.

By Nina Wu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser  |  December 10, 2020
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Chicago’s L: the Ugly Duckling that Made a City

By defining the downtown Loop more than a century ago, elevated trains and tracks gave the city a vibrant economic and cultural center. It's a core element that other cities don't have.

By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor  |  December 10, 2020
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Police Program to Bring ‘Positive Impact’ to Maryland

Annapolis’ police chief hopes the program will combat the state’s 40 percent recidivism rate by providing people with an education for trade work or counseling services. It’s helped 144 people since June.

By Alex Mann, The Capital  |  December 9, 2020
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Native American Tribes: Risk Census Undercount or Risk COVID

In the 2010 Census, Alaska Natives and Native Americans were the most undercounted group. This year, if they wanted to increase the accuracy of the count, they had to risk the spread of COVID-19.

By Michael Macagnone, CQ-Roll Call  |  December 8, 2020
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The False Choices for Urban Policy That We Need to Get Past

It shouldn't be about Republicans favoring suburbs or Democrats favoring cities. Cities and their suburbs will succeed or fail together. We need reforms and dialogue that benefit both.

By Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School  |  December 3, 2020
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Chattanooga Is One of Two Cities to Join Smart City Alliance

Two U.S. cities were chosen to participate in a global initiative to test new technologies and policies for a more sustainable and equitable cityscape. Also joining in the pilot project is San Jose, Calif.

By Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press  |  December 1, 2020
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