Posted by magosto on March 13, 2013 |
The growth and popularity of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has led to growth in map availability with increasing ease of use. As more and more people become familiar with GIS programs, they can make maps for recreational uses. Map websites for the public include Greemap.org and Google Maps. Both of these sources allow the public to contribute points of interest to a community map, creating a new visual angle on civic engagement and crowdsourced data...
Posted by Tara Sturm on March 12, 2013 |
On March 1, 2013, listeners at the City Club of Cleveland waited eagerly to watch our President and CEO, Lee Fisher, unveil the secret sauce of City Success. You too can discover the recipe of the secret sauce by clicking here or above to watch the video. Enjoy!
Posted by Tara Sturm on January 09, 2013 |
here are so many great initiatives, projects, and approaches to be found in cities all throughout our planet. We found a few to share with you, and would love for you to share some with us as well! We also know that everyone loves a giveaway, so we've decided to incorporate sharing these ideas with the chance to win a free printed copy of our City Vitals 2.0 Report!
Posted by Tara Sturm on December 04, 2012 |
Like a machine, our cities are made up of a variety of moving parts—needing maintenance and upkeep to run properly. Our cars have convenient dashboards that alert us when the oil is running low or our engines are malfunctioning. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a method or technology that allow cities to monitor where problems are occurring? Better yet, a handbook that tell us what exactly we should be doing proactively to prevent any future issues?
Posted by Tara Sturm on November 28, 2012 |
Though the Brookings Institution recently published numbers revealing that Millenials are becoming even more mobile, the focus of planners and city officials has fallen on this generation for quite some time now. CEOs for Cities published its report, Young and the Restless in a Knowledge Economy, just last year— echoing many of the points that we see regularly discussed influential thought leaders such as Richard Florida and Ed Glaeser. It is well known that our young, talented generation is on the move, and to be successful we must capture and captivate them so they can infuse our cities with the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that drives economic growth...
Posted by Nicholas I. Emenhiser on November 14, 2012 |
Downtown college campuses are a popular trend to follow for talent retention and galvanizing downtown activity. As this trend grows and becomes more successful across the nation, more research into particulars may be necessary to understand their effect on urban revitalization. It is clear, however, that downtown college campuses are yielding interesting benefits for cities such as Chicago, Richmond, Omaha, Cleveland, and Tacoma.
Posted by Tara Sturm on November 08, 2012 |
CEOs for Cities is pleased to announce a six-part webinar series titled “Strategies for City Success.” This series, designed to support the efforts of cities participating in the Talent Dividend Network and Talent Dividend Prize Competition, was made possible with generous support from the Kresge Foundation and The Council on Adult and Experiential Learning. The webinars will explore strategies around data use, engaging municipal leadership, economic and workforce development, and supporting adult learners. The presentations will also feature tips from key stakeholders in higher education development on idea implementation.
The series will begin on the first Friday in December and will continue through May 2013 on the first Friday of each month. Each webinar will begin at 2:30pm ET. Participants must register for each webinar separately. Please click on the live links to register today!
Posted by Tara Sturm on September 26, 2012 |
While unemployment rates are at about 8.1%, we are finding that the problem is not always that the jobs aren’t there—it’s that our workforce doesn’t have the skills needed to fill available positions. This has caused much public discussion, but the problem persists. Some initiatives, however, are tackling this issue in an effective and meaningful way. It seems that the windy city is at the forefront of this effort, serving as a model for how to approach closing the gap through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiatives in higher education.
CEOs for Cities spoke with the key players behind two very important programs: the College to Careers (C2C) program spearheaded by Chicago City Colleges, and the more recent Minority Male STEM initiative, a partnership between Chicago City Colleges and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
Posted by admin on September 26, 2012 |
While closing the gap is important for getting more citizens across America employed, is it a worthwhile investment, though, when our economy has been hit hard and jobs more scarce? It turns out that economic strains are making the need for skilled workers even greater.
Posted by admin on September 24, 2012 |
Last week on the Huffington Post, CEOs for Cities’ Lee Fisher and Joe Cortright reviewed three books for those of us who love cities.