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How Economic Development Is Changing the Geography of Urban Crime – Friday’s tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary is a harrowing reminder of the polar worlds of violent crime in this country. At the very same time that the murder rates in our cities are declining, mass killings, which tend to occur in the suburbs, are happening more often.
Episode 424: How Much Is A Firefighter Worth? Firefighters don’t go to fires as much as much as they used to. That’s because, thanks to modern building codes, fires are much less common than they used to be. Yet the fire dept is still set up the same way: big trucks, lots of fire stations, and lots of firefighters who retire with lifetime pensions.
Blowing the Dam – Science was not driving the conversation at a recent Mirror Pond Steering Committee meeting. Politics and frustrations, however, were.
We need your help! My name is April Buzby. I am a graduate student in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. I am conducting a survey of community leaders in Lane County to better understand the region’s ability to come together in local actions towards economic development. These organized local actions, termed as community efficacy, are a vital aspect of a community’s ability to engage in viable and sustainable economic development over time.
The city of Lake Oswego is seeking a 21- to 35-year-old to serve on the city’s Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee. The 15-member committee, convened in 2010, meets one Thursday each month. Members are committed to serve through July 2013.
How the Middle East uses social media, in four charts – During the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, social media was celebrated as a tool for political discourse and democracy building in the Middle East. Nearly two years later, a new reportfrom the Pew Research Center suggests that faith wasn’t misplaced — social media users in Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan still take to social media to discuss politics at nearly twice the rate of their Western counterparts.