01.04.13 Your Morning Buzz

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The High Five

  1. A Hopeful ‘Crossroads’ for Portland – With a growth boundary hemming its suburban edges, Portland, Oregon, has long been focused on the now en vogue practice of redeveloping former industrial land, especially in the central city. As far back the 1990s, rail yards to Portland’s north gave way to the Pearl District’s condos and art galleries. In the 2000s, the real estate boom brought larger half-block condos, a new medical school campus and even an aerial tram to the newly christened South Waterfront district.

  2. How retrofitting a California suburb for walkability is spurring economic development – A terrific street redesign is assisting economic development in a southern California community that has suffered from changing economic conditions but is nevertheless seeing significant population growth.  This is a story of municipal foresight, excellent recent planning, and green ambition.

  3. Resilience Is About Relationships, Not Just Infrastructure  – As cities prepare for climate change in earnest, the importance of community connections cannot be overstated.

  4. Andrews reflects on legacy of parks, open spaces in Hillsboro – The 57-year-old nurse practitioner served two four-year terms representing Ward 1, Position B. The city charter mandates that Andrews step aside, but she can run again later for her same seat, or run against her former colleagues if she chooses.

  5. Congress Aids Oregon Electric Motorcycle Maker in Budget – The fine print of Congress’s Jan. 1 budget deal includes a tax credit rewritten by Oregon lawmakers to benefit home-state motorcycle manufacturer Brammo Inc.


The Fiscal Cliff


Inside Portlandia


Outside Portlandia


The Career Center

The One HR Truth Every Leader Needs to Know – Many HR practitioners are bogged down with admin but the heart of HR is people – their stories, passion and purpose.

Why Failure Is Good for Leaders – Integrity, leadership, vision – we all know that’s what great leaders are made of. But that’s no longer enough, says author Annmarie Neal.

The Top Five Reasons Employees Will Quit In 2013 – It doesn’t take much to convince an employee that their time’s up with a company.


Do Something

Online Forest Grove survey to stay open as the number of electronic responses multiplies from past years – The survey is available on the city’s website or at the direct link here.


The World Wide Web


Catching Criminals on Pinterest? “Social media is the most recent evolution in communication technology. I don’t think there’s a choice as to whether or not law enforcement uses social media.

Report: Google+ Has 105 Million Unique Monthly Visitors – The network attracted 105 million monthly users in October 2012 compared to 65.3 million in October 2011, a 60.9% increase. Comparatively, Facebook had 822.1 million unique visits, up 4.3% from 788.2 million for the same period. Twitter had 182.9 million visitors and Linkedin claimed 161.9 million.

17 essential social media guidelines to follow – Some of these were already among my go-to guidelines when advising clients or blogging or posting. Others, I adopted more recently. See how many you follow—or whether you agree.

The best days to post to Facebook – Among the greatest challenges is determining exactly when to post a given piece of content so it attracts the most “likes,” comments, and retweets. A recent infographic from LinchpinSEO could help crack that code by showing the best days to post to Facebook. Even better, it organizes the information by industry.

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