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NewsWatch: NYPD Green? Social Media for Better and Worse

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July 26, 2011 By

Eight Mind-Blowing Projects in Dubai

Dubai is one of the wealthiest of the seven Arab emirates, and it isn’t averse to funding projects that boggle the mind. Where else can one go skiing in a desert? Or buy an entire island in the shape of a continent? Web Urbanist

How Governments Are Using Social Media for Better and for Worse

Social media has become a crucial part of how we interact with our friends, community and even run our cities. Governments are starting to take serious notice and incorporate social media into their own day-to-day actions. Mashable


How Three Cities Are Crowdsourcing for Community Revitalization

NYPD Green?

The other day brought news that the New York Police Department -- those tough-talking, gun-toting, crime-fighting guys and gals you recognize from many a cop show -- were going green. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that a handful of Chevy Volts, GM's plug-in electric hybrid model, would be joining the fleet. Technology Review

California Wages War On Single-Family Homes (Opinion)

In recent years, homeowners have been made to feel a bit like villains rather than the victims of hard times, Wall Street shenanigans and inept regulators. Instead of being praised for braving the elements, suburban homeowners have been made to feel responsible for everything from the Great Recession to obesity to global warming. New Geography

Why the U.S. Government Should Embrace Smart Cities

Global companies, having wired people throughout the world, are now on a mission to connect cities, within and without, through the integrated application of advanced technologies like wireless sensors and processors, mobile and video telecommunications, and geographic information systems. The tantalizing prospect: cities and metropolitan areas that use technology to manage urban congestion, maximize energy efficiency, enhance public security, allocate scarce resources based on real time evidence, even educate their citizenry through remote learning. Brookings

Community Relations in College Towns

In about a month, college towns across the country will be gearing up for a new school year. It’s an exciting time as colleges and universities welcome a new batch of freshmen, host alumni and fans for Saturday football games, and support activities to ensure a successful academic year. The school year will also mean traffic, loud parties, and alcohol violations. ICMA

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