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The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice
Enabling citizens to solve problems effectively in the space between Government and the Market Economy.
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How a Buddhist shrine transformed a neighborhood

How a Buddhist shrine transformed a neighborhood | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Sometimes, rehabilitating a rough neighborhood is a tough process. But in one West Coast American city, it was as simple as adding a Buddha statue.  Since the statue's installation, a street corner has been transformed from a notorious eyesore to a daily prayer spot for local Vietnamese Buddhists.  For this Geo Quiz, we're looking for the city where this shrine is located — can you name it?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 7:51 AM

This podcast is a great glimpse into an urban transformation that took place without any central planning nor can the changes be classified as gentrification. 


Tags: neighborhood, place, culture, economic, urban.

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Zero Waste Dining

Zero Waste Dining | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Brighton's newest restaurant SILO has adopted an interesting slant on sustainable behaviour by utilizing a pre-industrial food system which generates zero waste. Sounds great,but what does it all mean?
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State must work to develop a unified system for subsistence management

State must work to develop a unified system for subsistence management | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
OPINION: Alaska has a chance to create a unified system for subsistence management that includes Native tribes as well as federal and state entities.
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San Diego works to align zoning laws with sustainability goals | Smart Growth America

San Diego works to align zoning laws with sustainability goals | Smart Growth America | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
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Open Cities Mapping Project: Using Open data for Innovative Urban planning solutions

Open Cities Mapping Project: Using Open data for Innovative Urban planning solutions | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Data is certainly the biggest asset of the Internet Century and the World Bank, through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) had launched the Open Cities Project back in ...
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Harris County, TX works to align economic growth and public health | Smart Growth America

Harris County, TX works to align economic growth and public health | Smart Growth America | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
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New York teens will have new say in city's government | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

A new law lets 16- and 17-year-olds apply to serve on community boards, the panels that function as the front lines of local government in the nation's biggest city. Continue reading →
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10 Native Reservations to visit in North America - Seattle's Travels

10 Native Reservations to visit in North America - Seattle's Travels | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
This list was written for Glenfiddich Explorers, an interactive travel website that features easy to read lists and top 10 style destinations. Visit the website to see this list, as well as many others, and get inspired! 1. Six Nations Reservation, Ontario. Six Nations is the largest First Nation in Canada with a total of …
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Natural food, unnatural shortages

Natural food, unnatural shortages | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Successful hunting and fishing in the Bering Sea have always depended on weather and ice conditions. But climate change is now disrupting the seasonal patterns and threatening the food sources -- and cultural traditions -- that St. Lawrence Islanders and other Natives have relied on for millennia.
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Walkable Urbanism on the Rise

Walkable Urbanism on the Rise | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
People who live in areas with sidewalks are 47% more likely to be physically active. Discover the benefits of walkable urbanism for you and your community.
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Agriculture-minded retirement community keeps greenthumbed residents happily occupied

Agriculture-minded retirement community keeps greenthumbed residents happily occupied | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Offering its residents much more than a small plot for planting, Homefarm is a conceptual retirement development with full-on urban farming operations.

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The food-water-energy nexus defeated the Romans. It could defeat us too

The food-water-energy nexus defeated the Romans. It could defeat us too | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
As well as being masters of water engineering, the Romans also engaged in a long distance trade in water across the Mediterranean - embodied in grain, oil, wine, cloth, metals and other goods. They also discovered the food-water-energy nexus - and not in a good way. We need to heed the warnings from Roman history.

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Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, December 15, 12:38 PM

an extremely important discussion ... water is a primary resource that our civilization CANNOT do without ... now with the added pressure from fracking, the clock is ticking faster ...  can modern ag tech help ... we must adopt efficient use of water rather than attempting to produce cheap food at the expense of our very existence ...

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Conflict threatens to close Bering Sea halibut fishery

Conflict threatens to close Bering Sea halibut fishery | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
A struggle over shrinking supplies of Bering Sea halibut is threatening the iconic centerpiece fish in favor of cheaper exports, fast-food fillets and fish sticks. 
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Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) dramatically altered the economic and cultural lives of Alaska’s indigenous people. This legislation, which passed in 1971, finally acknowledged that the United States government owed a tremendous debt to Alaska’s original inhabitants; this agreement, long overdue, was an epochal step forward in healing the divide created so long ago. What many don’t know is this act may never have seen the light of day if not for the groundbreaking work of the Ala
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If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like?

If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like? | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The number of women in UK architecture firms is falling, and many urbanists are worried by the ‘very, very male-dominated’ worlds of planning and construction. So how would cities differ if women designed them?
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Here’s what your city will look like when the ice sheets melt

Here’s what your city will look like when the ice sheets melt | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Greenland and Antarctica won't melt in our lifetimes, but these maps give us a glimpse of what our descendants are in for.
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Professors weigh effectiveness of tax on soda and other sweetened drinks

Professors weigh effectiveness of tax on soda and other sweetened drinks | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Several states and cities have and continue to propose a tax on soft drinks in an effort to curb obesity. In November, voters in Berkeley, California, were the first to approve such a tax.

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Engineering competition has designs on eliminating Alaska's honey buckets

Engineering competition has designs on eliminating Alaska's honey buckets | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
It is hoped that the Village Safe Water Program will eventually help eliminate dirty sewage lagoons, centralized water transmission lines, and honey buckets -- the 5-gallon buckets still used as toilets by many in the state.
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LOOK: This Tiny House Redefines What It Means To Have A 'Dream Home'

LOOK: This Tiny House Redefines What It Means To Have A 'Dream Home' | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
In today's day and age it's pretty much become a standard practice to equate dream homes with McMansions and sprawling estates. However, one California couple's dream home suggests an alternative to this dream -- both in size and in price tag.

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Cleaning Up Urban Waterways With Manmade Islands

Cleaning Up Urban Waterways With Manmade Islands | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The brains behind Scotland's Biomatrix Water use flotillas of plants to filter polluted water and soften concrete riverbanks.
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10 Native Reservations to visit in North America - Seattle's Travels

10 Native Reservations to visit in North America - Seattle's Travels | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
This list was written for Glenfiddich Explorers, an interactive travel website that features easy to read lists and top 10 style destinations. Visit the website to see this list, as well as many others, and get inspired! 1. Six Nations Reservation, Ontario. Six Nations is the largest First Nation in Canada with a total of …
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My wish for Thanksgiving? Know who Norman Borlaug is.

My wish for Thanksgiving? Know who Norman Borlaug is. | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
He saved more lives than anyone who has ever lived. So why don't more people know about him?
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