The “Notes” are Coming!!

Notes to Self—A Belated Collection of Professional Insights  I really wish I had kept a journal. Not a day-to-day personal diary mind you, but a record of memorable professional and academic experiences over a 40-year career. You know, notes. What were the ups? What were the downs? What did I do right? What could I... Continue Reading →

The New Urban Crisis Richard Florida talked about his book The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It, in which he examines the challenges cities are facing today.

Cities in California will hopefully start to understand that economic development is more than marketing and the pursuit of retail sales. It is hard to unlearn almost 40 years of history.   //www.c-span.org/video/?426816-2/new-urban-crisis

Public Books — Open Markets, Open Projects: Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, by Nathaniel Tkacz, Reviewed by ALICE E. MARWICK

Tkacz’s book is an important reminder to be critical of any discourse that advocates technology as a one-solution-fits-all quick fix.  Those in the public sector seeking to advance communication and public discourse must keep the tools of technology in perspective. via Public Books — Open Markets, Open Projects: Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness.

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