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The Tragedy of the Yale Commons | The New Republic
"How private equity baron Stephen Schwarzman has steamrolled our civic culture"
school(Yale)  finance  civic  culture 
december 2019 by tsuomela
Winthrop’s “City” Was Exceptional, not Exceptionalist - Los Angeles Review of Books
"As a City on a Hill The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon By Daniel T. Rodgers Published 11.13.2018 Princeton University Press 368 Pages"
book  review  american-studies  american  history  intellectual  religion  civic  exceptionalism 
february 2019 by tsuomela
Open Edmonton
"Home to the YEG region's civic tech meetup. We are open to all and meet monthly at Startup Edmonton on the:"
city(Edmonton)  civic  technology  open-government 
april 2015 by tsuomela
National Civic League
The National Civic League (NCL) is America's original advocate for community democracy. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization dedicated to strengthening citizen democracy by transforming democratic institutions.
government  community  democracy  organizations  citizenship  civic  american 
february 2010 by tsuomela
NCOC - National Coneference on Citizenship
Founded in 1946 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a leader in promoting our nation’s civic life. We track, measure and promote civic participation and engagement in partnership with other organizations on a bipartisan, collaborative basis. We focus on ways to enhance history and civics education, encourage national and community service, and promote greater participation in the political process.
politics  organizations  citizenship  democracy  america  government  civic 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Center for Collaborative Democracy | Constructive Solutions to Political Conflicts
The Center for Collaborative Democracy is a non-profit, nonpartisan, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization. Our mission is to develop innovative methods that will encourage Americans to participate constructively in civic life and will enable communities to reach optimal decisions on critical issues.

CCD grew out of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, which for two decades has refereed political conflicts from local housing battles to worldwide environmental clashes.
collaboration  public  policy  politics  reform  civic  civil-society  democracy  citizenship 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Globalization Leads to Civic Leadership Culture Dominated by Real Estate Interests | Newgeography.com
Why is it that "real estate interests" dominate in a local economy like Cleveland? Because, to a great extent, they are among the only ones left. Consider the local industries that were not as subject to roll-ups. Principal among these are real estate development, construction, and law. This means the local leadership of a community is now made up of executives in those industries, and they bring a very different world view versus the previous generation.
urban  economics  outsourcing  civic  culture  city 
august 2009 by tsuomela
How to Save the World - What will we need after civilization's gone?
The model of massively-centralized education systems that employs people to stand up in front of bored classes and recite textbooks is hopelessly anachronistic.
future  civic  community  technology  education  learning  autodidactic  self-directed-learning 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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