Rural public libraries engage youth, renew community

Can community engagement help public libraries renew relationships with shrinking rural youth populations? Heather Reid and Vivian Howard interview Nova Scotia’s librarians for their study ‘Connecting with Community: The Importance of Community Engagement in Rural Public Library Systems’.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

Jamming together: how folk festivals engage local communities

Community is central to the idea of the folk festival. But communities that host these public events don’t just provide inspiration, venues or cultural backdrops to art or performance. They actively shape the event’s success.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

Participatory budgeting nurtures democratic values

Participatory budgeting purports to improve transparency and accountability. ‘Participatory Budgeting in the United States: A Guide for Local Governments’ is a primer that explores a now popular form of participatory governance.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

Data-driven governance crucial to social change

Decision-makers are investing in data-driven practices and programs to achieve real social change where community members are not just recipients but producers of project outcomes.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

Interactive mapping operationalizes accessibility

In transport planning, locational accessibility measures offer insights into the possibilities of broader economic effects. Linking transport systems and land use, accessibility measures can transform complex technical information into representations more easily understood information for diverse stakeholders that can support co-creative planning.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

Sustainable cities foster a community-engaged university

Portland, one of the world’s most sustainable cities, benefits from university-community partnerships on sustainability. B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen and Jacob Sherman discuss Portland State University’s community engagement, teaching and service.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

Smart city: from innovative concept to government vision

The smart city comprises multiple facets and collaborations. Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Genova, Renata Paola Dameri, investigates the relationship between principal actors she identifies at its conceptual core: university, government and industry.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

2 years ago

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