The following article may help you to gauge where your community ranks along a continuum of “same old, business as usual” approach at one end of the scale, to a “resilience-based, strategic, local first” innovation model at the opposite end.
Think Local First: 3 Innovation Strategies for City Economies by Hollie Russon-Gilman, Laurenellen McCann and Georgia Bullen, New American Foundation: Open Technology Institute, May 12, 2014
- How Could Cities Better Connect All Their Residents to Economic Opportunity? - Meeting of the Minds and Living Cities invite civic-minded leaders across sectors to participate in a group blogging event focused on the question: How could cities better connect all their residents to economic opportunity? Bloggers are asked to write their response to the prompt question and publish it today, May 12th. A list of dozens of participating bloggers, and links to their responses, is provided. The above post by Russon-Gilman, McCann, and Bullen is included in the list.
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