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In praise of Mau

By: Daryl Rowland

This week I attended the Annual CEO’s for Cities gathering in Chicago, where design guru and author Bruce Mau floored us all with his simple, iconoclastic pronouncements.  

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Abundant Efficiency Would Not Be An Oxymoron

By: Jill Miller Zimon

What's efficiency mean to you? Is it stuck in a business, for-profit chunk of amber, or can it be mined, decoded and applied to how public dollars are spent to serve the public?

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Three Women=The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

By: Emily Cole

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on October 7, 2011 to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, women's rights activist Leymah Gbowee (also from Liberia) and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. She was the very first Arab...

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Storified: Four mayors discuss merging the suburbs at Landerhaven...

By: Jill Miller Zimon

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, I attended the Merging the Suburbs event at the Landerhaven facility in Mayfield Heights for The Civic Commons' EfficientGovNetwork project. The event featured Pepper Pike Mayor Bruce Akers, Orange...

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Hot dogs, sneakers, and chairs

By: Emily Cole

Can you think of a local or national organization that inspires you or moves you to become a better you or challenges you to think differently about how you view the world? Who are your friends or colleagues that have really...

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