Monthly Archives: November 2011

THE THREE SISTERS – CASEY OVERPASS, McGRATH HIGHWAY, RUTHERFORD AVE: MassDOT’s Credibility Crisis and the Need to Work Together

TweetThis post was meant to be about three of the old highways now falling down and the increasingly bitter policy disagreements within nearby communities over what to do about it.  But as I thought more about these debates, it became … Continue reading

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MOVING URBAN INNOVATION BACK TO THE FUTURE: Reclaiming the Village and the Street

TweetQ: Why do people live in cities? A: Because that’s where all the other people are. It’s really wonderful that Mayor Menino has a special group of “urban mechanics” finding ways to put new information technologies to work for the … Continue reading

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THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT AND ADVOCACY: Movement Building, Institutional Reform, and Organizational Development (Part II)

TweetIn the two weeks since I posted Part I, discussing the role of mass movement in creating the political space for issue-oriented advocacy, some of the Occupy Wall Street groups have begun digging in for the long haul by setting … Continue reading

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GOOD GOALS: From Effort To Results

Tweet (This was written in response to a challenge from MassDOT’s new chief, Transportation Secretary Richard Davey.  But it’s really about what all service, public sector, and non-profit organizations need to keep in mind when they begin a goal-setting process … Continue reading

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