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Ethics | icma.org – March is Ethics Awareness Month – Is everyone at your organization using the same playbook?

A Quick. Anonymous. Survey! Please give us your thoughts – Because every city tells a story. Whether that story helps or hinders the vitality of the city depends on how well that story is managed. Do we know what downtown Vancouver is saying to visitors? To residents? To business owners?

Celebrating 30 Years: The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program – Western City – March 2012  – Has your city created new ways of improving public trust and support? Enter your city’s noteworthy programs by April 12 and earn recognition.

We want your suggestions on how to spend your tax dollars wisely next year! –  Office Of Citizen Involvement – Multnomah County wants your suggestions on how to spend your tax dollars wisely next year! Take this 5-minute survey to give input to county commissioners about which programs to prioritize for funding.

Sustainable Tacoma Commission – Citizens who are interested in helping the City and the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions are encouraged to apply for membership on the Sustainable Tacoma Commission.



The Official Guide to Tactical Urbanism – a new book offers case studies and tips on creating quick and effective urban interventions.

Innovation and Cities: Reframing the Dialogue – the first installment in a series on “Innovation and Cities” These are tough times for cities, economically and politically.  Our own research points to a period of managed retrenchment where city leaders are confronted with undesirable choices — cuts in vital services, laying off personnel, delaying needed infrastructure investments, to name a few.  But, times like these often open opportunities for innovation, to rethink the roles and structures of cities.

Next American City » Buzz » Objectively Speaking, Bias May Be a Good Thing for Cities in Need – Stockton is broke. The San Joaquin County city of nearly 300,000 is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy and no one seems to know what do. Maybe the answer is giving up on objectivity.

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