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Robot capital Tokyo wins 11th annual city rankings of 500 cities ahead of London, England

Cities become smarter as tech solves city problems of two globe-shaking trends Tokyo was the first Asian city to be named the world’s most innovative ...

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The Power of Collaboration highlighted at gathering of Alberta's urban municipalities

The 2018 Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Annual Convention recently took place in Red Deer, Alberta under the theme “The Power of Collaboration.” It represented an ...

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For local governments, everything is about to change ... right now

The world is changing around us … and there’s nothing we can do about it except for embrace it and adapt. That was the message ...

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Responding to online conflict: Lessons from theory and practice

Social media has gone from fad to necessity in municipal government. It offers unique and important opportunities to connect with people, promote a community’s brand, ...

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5 ways to build a culture of belonging through arts and culture

It stands to reason that the shared experience of the arts provides a common ground for social interaction. One also could claim that art programs ...

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2018 Municipal Innovators Conference showcases the depth of innovation in Canada

MiC2018 Re: Designing Government, hosted by the City of Calgary, welcomed over 200 municipal innovators from across Canada to take part in what is pegged ...

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7 vital qualities to look for in your local leader

With local government elections happening this fall in several provinces, there is an opportunity for communities to give serious consideration to who will represent them ...

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Municipal World Report: Diverse Topics, Important Issues Headline OEMC 2018 Conference

The conference was set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing political situation in Ontario. And, as keynote speaker Liane Davey noted, change can have ...

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What makes a resilient city

As cities face a growing range of adversities and challenges in the 21st century, municipalities across the globe are more focused than ever on finding ...

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The rapid pace of change – and what it means for municipal leaders

Municipalities deal with change – that’s nothing new. The constant pace of change is no more apparent than the situation facing municipal leaders at present: ...

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2018 Report: Candid look at top issues keeping Canada’s CAOs up at night

According to a new report, municipal Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) are a reflection of their country: vastly diverse. Even so, CAOs from across Canada share ...

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Twists and turns in Toronto's 2018 election debacle

(Updated September 19, 2018) In a decision for the Ontario Superior Court on September 10, 2018, Justice Edward P. Belobaba set aside the impugned provisions ...

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