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Welcome to our first interactive HiveMind exploration on the important topic of 'sugar and obesity' in New Zealand. We have provided some background to this issue and identified six potential perspectives below. Is your view represented? Do you ...
For the last two years, BetaNYC has partnered with Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer to create the Civic Innovation Fellowship. This program has created the City’s first open data an…
Also, i'm really confused as to what is a "district" are you talking about a council district or community district?
<@U6CTD443X> I’m not aware of the difference. Can you explain? We were looking at district as the area a city council member represents. and each district has a cb, as we we understand it
They are two distinct objects. <https://youtu.be/EURB6AH-210?t=25m14s>
If you live in City Council District 2, there's an opportunity next week to assess the candidates running in the upcoming Democratic Primary to replace term
“We have been pioneers in citizen participation, but this time we really want to accelerate and change paradigm so as to hit a milestone.” - Jean-Christophe Peterkenne, Strategy Director of the City of Liège. And they definitely did. With its CitizenLab platform #RéinventionsLiège, the city of Liège (Belgium) collected more than 1,000 proposals and 95,000 votes. Almost 30,000 visitors browsed the platform which represents around 15% of the city population. The online citizen participation project After an open call to ideas on the online platform #RéinventonsLiège, the City opened the votes. Ultimately, the best ideas will be designated and will
NYC Conflict of Interest Board remains the greatest city government twitter account <https://twitter.com/NYCCOIB/status/890554917865349120>
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In the New York City government, each of the five boroughs has a borough board composed of the borough president, City Council members from the borough, and the chairperson of each community board in the borough. The borough boards can hold or conduct public or private hearings, adopt by-laws, prepare comprehensive and special purpose plans and make recommendations for land use and planning, mediate disputes and conflicts among two or more community boards, submit a comprehensive statement of the expense and capital budget priorities and needs, evaluate the progress of capital developments and the quality and quantity of services provided by agencies, and otherwise consider the needs of the borough.
Alexis Wichowski is an adjunct assistant professor in Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, teaching in the Technology, Media, and Communications (TMaC) specialization.