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Providence Talks: Progress on Closing the ‘Word Gap’

Can Well-Being Define What Government Does?

One of the most important questions a local-government official can ask is "why?" Government typically does today what it did yesterday. But what if l...

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Engaging Entrepreneurs to Solve Urban Problems

Too often, innovative ideas in the public sector never see the light of day due to regulations and oversight designed for a different era. While procu...

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Chicago Launches OpenGrid to Democratize Open Data

How well do you know your city? Your neighborhood? Even your block?  When it comes to public information, it’s a simple question without a simple ans...

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How a Good Idea Can Survive a Mayoral Transition

The moment that a new mayor takes office is often the moment that promising initiatives meet their demise. Changes in political appointees, policy goa...

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Structuring a Waste Management and Recycling Organization in Houston

The purpose of this document is to provide reference material and case studies for the City of Houston’s One Bin For All project. Specifically, this...

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