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TRANSFORMATIONAL MUNICIPAL LEADERSHIP

Why some small & medium sized communities are successful with economic reinvention and others become ghost towns!

Richard G. Longworth in his book “Caught in the Middle – America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalization” 1,266 more words

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND - Preparing for the future?

Over the past several years, my friend Craig Hullinger, former Economic Development Director of Peoria Illinois, and I have annually surveyed our colleagues in the economic development, city management and the community planning profession asking what they believe are the “most important & biggest trends” influencing their daily work tasks both today and in the coming year. 1,986 more words

YOUR COMMUNITY BRAND - Fulfilling Customers Wishes

Is your community brand more than a logo in my face?

Come play, shop, work and live is the calling card of every community.  Many make this their logo and seek to brand this “come-on” in the conscious and subconscious mind of everyone. 515 more words

THE BEST – LAID PLANS

How Government Planning Harms Your Quality of Life, Your Pocket Book and Your Future

Government panning has become an accepted part of life in the United States.  1,019 more words

NEED, GREED AND SPEED - NEW RULES OF INNOVATION TO PROPEL GREATNESS

In the coming decades, “the quest for environmental sustainability and the need to meet the health demands of a fatter, sicker and older population may prove to be the greatest engines of innovation and, therefore the greatest economic opportunity of our lifetimes” 429 more words

BIG ROADS – TRANSPORTATION PLANNING & URBAN SPRAWL

BIG ROADS – The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways.

A planner’s thoughts about “Big Roads”   and highway planning. 1,339 more words

THE YEAR 2050 WHAT PLANNERS NEED TO KNOW TODAY!

US POPULATION PREDICATED TO INCREASE BY 25%

Joel Kotkin in his book, “The Next 100 Million Americans in 2050”, states that “America will inevitability become a more complex, crowed and competitive place, highly dependent, as it has throughout history on its peoples innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and emerge by mid-century as the most affluent, culturally rich and successful nation in human history”. 333 more words