Here is the piece I wrote for Infrastructurist.com which challenges the way we think about statistics. In cities that Newsweek magazine declared to be “dying” we have seen amazing amounts of life and activity. Recall the recent post that showed New Orleans was the “coolest city for startups”; on Newsweek’s list, New Orleans was the #1 dying city.
Check out the piece which includes the amazing Grand Rapids Lip Dub – if you have not seen the video yet, you must check out the incredible response that Grand Rapids came up with to being declared a dying city.
Parks & Rec is known for being the "fun" department, but they are also part of the health and wellness side of the city.
Data-supported evidence is mounting that parks improve public health — leaders in parks and recreation are incorporating that information as they plan and design new community parks, green spaces and transportation options.
Thanks for the t-shirt! With Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
Bandwidth and great connectivity are the necessary gas & electric of the 21st century.
Making connectivity more resilient is about more than floods.
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