My Favorite Reads for 2019

Sometimes it takes me awhile to get to my library. I hear about a book that interests me and I buy it. I do purchase more than I can consume in a timely manner. Fortunately, I do finally get around to all of them. So, for those of you that are annual attendees at the... Continue Reading →

A Brookings Institution Webcast: ‘The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism’, by Bruce Katz & Jeremy Nowak– Webcast, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m. (est)

No local government professional can ignore the resurgence of "Populism" in their own backyard.  This will be an interesting discussion with two icons of metropolitan governance, complimented by the additional insights of Pulitzer Prize winner, Tom Friedman.  It should be well worth the time to listen in. "In their new book “The New Localism: How... Continue Reading →

Another Opportunity to Guest Lecture (Guest Facilitate)—Promoting Conversation by Moving From the Lectern, by Stephen G. Harding, Committee Chair on the Third Edition—Managers as Teachers: A Practitioners Guide to Teaching Public Administration.

https://icma.org/documents/managers-teachers This Thursday will mark my fourteenth time wearing the guest lecturer’s hat. These are always fun to do. In years past, the requests were predicated on my technical expertise. I was asked to lecture about some topical specialization. It could be related to real estate development, fiscal impact, public financing mechanisms, or the latest... Continue Reading →

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