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Are we at risk of becoming policy dinosaurs? Not on my watch.

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Sink or swim. For more than a decade, a fundamental social change or “shift” capable of tossing the unprepared into the maelstrom has been growing ...

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Building a walkable community

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Walking is the first thing that a child wants to do and the last thing that an older person wants to give up. It is ...

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Top 10 Feature Stories for 2019

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It’s no secret that there were many important issues on the table for local governments in 2019. Municipal World’s top 10 online feature stories for ...

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The high cost of wobbling and indecision

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Until we decide, nothing happens. We’re stuck in a self-imposed limbo; we’re wobbling aimlessly, and the world moves on without us. Decisions move us forward ...

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What's going on with Stan? Coping in the era of exhaustion.

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You and I need to talk about Stan: “He’s losing the thread in meetings.” “Why’s he so impetuous these days?” “Stan’s just not connecting the ...

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Municipal World announces 2019 Awards of Distinction

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Municipal World has announced the winners for its 2019 Awards of Distinction. Presented in six categories and voted on by Municipal World members, the awards ...

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Water user fees: building a path to sustainability

When it comes to the economics of municipal water and wastewater – and how we pay for these services – Canadian municipalities have made considerable ...

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Five keys to being a "player" politician

Anyone interested in being an effective political force should take stock of the attributes of “player” politicians. Fortunately, the vast majority of elected officials fit ...

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The trendwatching trend

Poets can be wrong. Some 250 years ago, Thomas Gray wrote, “Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.” These days ignorance is rarely ...

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