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Online Public Participation: Wave of the More Creative, More Democratic Future

I just came across an intriguing idea that the Balitmore Office of Promotion and the Arts has been running for the last six months. In January, they used a Flickr photostream (FREE, by the way), the Baltimore Infill Survey, to … Continue reading

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Where All The Lights Should Be Bright: Part II

Economic development is a hot topic in Madison. In fact, the governor just named our fair town “Large Community of the Year” (um, that’s “large” in South Dakota terms—Madison’s population is 6,500!) primarily because of funds raised by the economic … Continue reading

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Where All The Lights Should Be Bright

Mr. Prairie Roots has referred to some posts I have brewing about downtowns (especially small towns’ downtowns) and how vital they are to communities. First, though, I’ll talk about this place, the old Masonic Temple, most commonly known around town … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

In a recent article for Books and Culture, Bill McKibben mentions a couple of the reasons I like farmers markets. They’re good for building community and positively impact the local economy. . . . the deepest questions about postmodern food … Continue reading

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