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On Living Cities – Millennials, Civic Engagement, and Civic Tech: Report Back on Louisville Kickoff (Part II of II)
The following is the continuation of a piece written by Tamir Novotny, an MYD member and Senior Policy Associate at Living Cities. Living Cities is an organization that harnesses the collective power of philanthropy and financial institutions to improve the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live. Read the full post here. We recently kicked off in earnest a project in Louisville to develop a piece of technology aimed at engaging low-income Millennials (young adults ages 18-30) in city planning processes. This project comes as part of a broader Living Cities effort to better understand the potential for tech to deepen civic engagement and improve the lives of low-income people, and to help us explore roles we might play in maximizing this potential … More >>
Interested in joining the MYD team for this fun event? Email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear YPT-NYC & APA Metro Chapter Members and Friends, Please join us for the first joint Young Professionals in Transportation & American Planning Association Transportation Scavenger Hunt! Teams will be required to solve a list a clues, lay out the most efficient route, and collect proof of your answer to the clues. Each clue will be related to New York City transportation. When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 1:00 PM Format: Teams will meet at Union Square to receive the clues, and be given three hours to take pictures (or bring other proof) that answer the clues. At 4:00 PM, teams will meet again (location TBD) to submit their answers, have … More >>
Up until a few days ago, if you had visited jonhuntsman.com, this is what you would have seen: The owner of the domain, Mike Link, used the site to publish letters that Huntsman had written praising President Obama. Alas, the site is no more: Link told TPM the domain was “sold recently and changed hands in the past few days.” He said he sold the site “to a ‘John Smith’” and said that he wasn’t “100% sure the buyer is affiliated with the Huntsman campaign.” My guess is that Link was paid pretty handsomely for the domain name, and I can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same thing. But it was fun while it lasted.
It’s actually kind of painful to watch. Too bad we have to cut history and civics from education so we can keep taxes low. If only we had some way of knowing which were more important to society.