Author: Emily Pickren

Strong Neighborhood Associations Key to Successful Community Engagement

This post was written by Elizabeth Miller, Communications Associate at the Knight Foundation.  The following is part of blog series highlighting communities profiled in “Bright Spots in Community Engagement,” a report by the National League of Cities and funded by Knight Foundation. It showcases 14 U.S. communities that are building greater civic participation and engagement

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Bright Spots in Community Engagement: Keep Austin Engaged

This is the fourth post in a blog series highlighting communities that were profiled in the new Knight Foundation and NLC joint report, Bright Spots in Community Engagement.  The report showcases 14 U.S. communities that are building greater civic participation and engagement from the bottom up. Previous blog posts included an in-depth look at Philadelphia,

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Bright Spots in Community Engagement: Chicago Residents Get a Big Say in How Public Money is Spent

This post was written by Matt Leighninger, Executive Director, Deliberative Democracy Consortium. This is the third post in a  blog series highlighting communities that were profiled in the new Knight Foundation and NLC joint report, Bright Spots in Community Engagement.  The report showcases 14 U.S. communities that are building greater civic participation and engagement from the

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A Reminder that the Time for Local Community Investment is Now

This post was written by Carolyn Coleman, Director, Center for Federal Relations at the National League of Cities. This is the fourth post in a series this week discussing different perspectives on the results of NLC’s 2013 Local Economic Conditions Survey. At a time when our recent Local Economic Conditions survey report shows that cities

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State of the Cities 2013: Expanding the Reach of Public Safety

This is the third post in a seven-part series on trends and themes in local leadership. Atlanta, Ga. Mayor Kasim Reed announced in his State of the City Address that the Atlanta Police Department recruited more than 700 new police officers last year, and now has a force more than 1,940 strong, making it the

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