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10 City Jobs That Are Cool Again

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Nicole Ferraro
Friday, March 29, 2013 01:00 EDT

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mejiac
mejiac  
4/29/2013 4:18:21 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: An Odd mixture
@NewDream,

In my opinion, aside from keeping the work go keep moving foward, it also allows for new ideas to be develope, thus expanding the initial scope.

It's also a way to establish case studies so that others may follow.

NewDream
NewDream  
4/24/2013 12:55:12 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: An Odd mixture
@mejiac, I completely agree that partnering with organizations where you are already a member is a great way to start new initiatives or to keep existing campaigns going. Working together is so important!

NewDream
NewDream  
4/24/2013 12:55:12 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: An Odd mixture
@mejiac, I completely agree that partnering with organizations where you are already a member is a great way to start new initiatives or to keep existing campaigns going. Working together is so important!

mejiac
mejiac  
4/24/2013 12:43:50 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: An Odd mixture
@NewDream,

Thank you for your reply. This is why I think maybe by partnering up with organizations one already belongs to (church, schools, company, clubs) can start something that can lead to making a difference.

I know that local universities do pull together when working for a commom cause

 

Cheers!

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
4/5/2013 5:44:09 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Alot to take to heart
There are ongoing efforts to get mayors to share best practices, driven by the US Conference of Mayors. We need to see much more of that kind of activity, given the increasingly important role mayors are playing in local and regional politics. We've also seen a handful of powerful mayors discussed as potential leaders at the national level.

Hazel
Hazel  
4/4/2013 6:16:40 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Cool city jobs
Urban bloggers of which spots have been taken by Nicole, Mary, and the others on Future Cities. Being an urban planner sounds like a cool job--maybe when I retire, that'll be an option.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
4/2/2013 9:09:21 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Alot to take to heart
Nicole,

Mr. Benjamin Barber had some interesting points:

1.  How New York handled criminal combat by dispatching a criminal intelligence Unit throughout the world.

2.  Mayors being more intouch with the Citizens / Residents.

3.  Every City having a song

4.  Having a formalized approach for Mayors to share Best Practices

Jennifer Pahlk the Civic Hacker added how 70% of the people trust the Local / Mayor as opposed to 15% trusting the Federal Gov't.

Jennifer Pahlk and Urban Planner Jennifer Keesmaat both Championed kids walking to school not just to reduce the carbon footprint, but also to reduce obesity and make neighborhoods more neighborly.

All of the City Jobs required a connection to the people, collecting data and collobrating to apply solutions....excellent post which was very informative!

The turn around of New York form smell, garbage everywhere and high Crime to an innovative City from parks to transportation improvements and soo much more is very encouraging to struggling Cities. 

Thanks

 

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
4/2/2013 5:39:23 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Cool city jobs
Haha, Peter! Good point. We'll include it next time. (Remember, this is a sampling!)

NewDream
NewDream  
4/2/2013 1:58:59 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: An Odd mixture
Mejiac, sometimes initiatives have to be started from the bottom. If ordinary citizens want something to happen, they need to build a group and a platform to make their idea popular, profitable, and politically attractive.

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