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What is the Value of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan?

What is the Value of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan? | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it

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Floods, fires, earthquakes, storms, civil unrest, criminal activity and a host of other unpredictable events, can bring a business to its knees in an instant, requiring an urgent and planned response if the business is to survive the disaster bestowed upon them.


Unfortunately, in all of the well known and lesser known disasters that have had significant impacts on the small business sector throughout the world in recent years, a large number of the effected businesses failed to ever re-open for business.


This excellent article, suggests that to ensure that your business has a chance of re-opening after a large or small disaster event, you must plan have a business continuity and disaster recovery plan and it provides some basic guidance as to how to create your own plan.

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What America Would Look Like if it had Canada's Healthcare System

What America Would Look Like if it had Canada's Healthcare System | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
It would not be a socialist paradise. At least, entirely.
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Employers Shy Away From Online, For-Profit Graduates - US News

Employers Shy Away From Online, For-Profit Graduates - US News | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Harvard researchers show that jobseekers with online degrees may have a harder time getting a job.
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College Road plans scrapped; road will remain four lanes

College Road plans scrapped; road will remain four lanes | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — College Road will stay four lanes.
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6-7 months out of the year, College Road is already two lanes due to snow and spring breakup puddles.  This road needs center turn lanes, right turn lanes, bike lanes, and grade separated pedestrian paths.  

It's counter-intuitive, but a two-lane road with specialized lanes will run better than a 4-lane road.  How many times have you been on this road and experienced the check out line syndrome (you know: no matter what line you choose, it ends up being the slowest)?  If you get in the left lane, someone needs to turn left, which slows your lane to a stop, but if you're in the right lane, you risk getting stopped by someone turning right.  So, what do you do?  You quickly try to change lanes, which increases the chances of a sideswipe or rear-end accident if you can't get into the other lane.  If you happen to be the poor schmuck in front and see this coming, you probably try to turn quickly and get out of the way, but this increases those left turn right-of-way collisions.

And, don't get me started on the peds and bikes right next to the road.  It seems like every time I drive College Road there's a wobbly bike rider or suicidal dog on a long leash (and just wait 'til fair time and then normal chaos goes to uber-chaos).

Let's quit being Luddites and welcome some good planning.

End of rant from an itinerant urban planner.

 

 

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Judge sides with city in decision allowing Uber to offer only free ride sharing

Judge sides with city in decision allowing Uber to offer only free ride sharing | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Corey ruled Monday afternoon that Uber can continue to offer its app-driven ride-sharing service in Anchorage as long as it doesn’t charge customers, which would likely put it in violation of city taxi laws.
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UBER is good transportation policy because it encourages car-pool, & rideshare.  These things don't just happen--you have to have incentives to get people to participate in something that causes some inconvenience and includes extra costs (lost time, extra gas to go out of the way to pick up riders, etc.).

Alaska has done a poor job of discouraging sprawl, and encouraging alternative transportation and UBER is a way to remedy some of our less than ideal planning (The fact that it forces taxis to be more affordable and competitive is just a fringe benefit.)

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How Serious Is the Supreme Court About Religious Freedom?

How Serious Is the Supreme Court About Religious Freedom? | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
A new case will test whether the justices' defense of conscience in Hobby Lobby applies to minority religions like Muslims, or just to Christians.
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5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities'

5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities' | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
In the most innovative incubators of urban research, the lessons of Jane Jacobs are more vital than ever.

 

In the past few years, a remarkable body of scientific research has begun to shed new light on the dynamic behavior of cities, carrying important implications for city-makers. Researchers at cutting-edge hubs of urban theory like the University College London and the Santa Fe Institute have been homing in on some key properties of urban systems—and contradicting much of today's orthodoxy. Their findings have begun to feed into recent and upcoming gatherings on the future of cities—including lead-in events for the U.N.'s big 2016 Habitat III conference on sustainable development—and arming leaders in the field with new ammunition in the global battle against sprawl.

 

Tags: density, urbanism, housing, urban, planning, unit 7 cities, labor.

 


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The deepest cuts

The deepest cuts | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York for a UN meeting on climate change. It is the first time the subject has brought so...
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LNG project advancement raises question of pipeline coordinator's role

LNG project advancement raises question of pipeline coordinator's role | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
With the federal environmental review process recently launched for a massive Alaska LNG project, the federal gas pipeline coordinator’s office is looking for direction from the White House on whether its mission will change.
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Soil Science Basics for Beginners

Soil Science Basics for Beginners | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
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It's dark. You are surrounded by giant flesh eating amoebas. You can’t move very fast.... Welcome to the world of the bact

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Pebble's apology in court settlement rings hollow

Pebble's apology in court settlement rings hollow | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
OPINION: Pebble lawyers buy their way out of case for legalese apology and "substantial sum."
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Little-known think tank shapes Alaska policy debate with Outside help

Little-known think tank shapes Alaska policy debate with Outside help | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The Alaska Policy Forum, that publishes the earnings of thousands of public employees in Alaska, is not so open when it comes to disclosing its financial supporters -- including the conservative Outside group that has funneled large grants its way. 
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U2’s Surprise Album Is Totally Gorgeous, Totally Boring, And at Least a Little Creepy

U2’s Surprise Album Is Totally Gorgeous, Totally Boring, And at Least a Little Creepy | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in Vulture. On YouTube right now, you can—and should—watch the entirety of Live in Sydney, a 1993 performance from U2’s ridiculous, iconic, and undeniably spectacular Zoo TV Tour. It’s a polarizing junction in the band’s 38-year run, but it’s also the one I’ve always found most...
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Masterful post-modern critique of the love-hate-fear relationship we have with everything cloud and media related....

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open learning spaces: What place the library?

open learning spaces: What place the library? | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it

Think more about the library as a service, having a teacher-librarian who can act as a filter, a connection maker, an information expert for learners. Someone who can support inquiry learning through the development of information literacy competencies in addition to the development of children as readers.


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OMA and Olin win competition to design garden bridge for Washington DC

OMA and Olin win competition to design garden bridge for Washington DC | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it

Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA has teamed up with Olin to create the 11th Street Bridge Park – a raised garden spanning Washington DC's Anacostia River.

Netherlands-based OMA and Olin beat three other design teams to win a government-supported competition to design a bridge that could provide a new "civic space" for the USA's capital city.

The project, currently expected to cost $35 million (£22 million), was proposed to find new uses for a series of piers that previously supported a major road crossing across the Anacostia River, which has been moved to a new location.

The new design is comparable to New York's popular High Line park andThomas Heatherwick's garden bridge proposal for the River Thames in London.

 

 


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Arctic policy expert offers UAF lecture

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FAIRBANKS — Arctic policy expert Alexander Sergunin will give a free public lecture, “Russian Arctic Strategies: Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Murie Building auditorium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators

How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it

 some Their interests are more aligned than some think.

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REDESIGNING streets to reduce reliance on cars and are big steps for cities, but these efforts will fall short if they don't welcome all travel modes.

REDESIGNING streets to reduce reliance on cars and are big steps for cities, but these efforts will fall short if they don't welcome all travel modes. | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
It's just not as simple as "stop prioritizing cars."

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How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See

How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
American mapmaking’s most prestigious honor is the “Best of Show” award at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. The five most recent winners were all maps designed by large, well-known institutions: National Geographic (three times), the Central Intelligence Agency Cartography Center, and the U.S. Census Bureau....
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An App That Draws Impressively Accurate Floor Plans In Minutes

An App That Draws Impressively Accurate Floor Plans In Minutes | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
RoomScan is an app for iOS which draws floor plans in minutes - touching your device to a wall is the only input required. Using the iPhone's internal
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This is a cool urban planning tool.

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Moda, Premera take different approaches to Affordable Care Act for 2015

Moda, Premera take different approaches to Affordable Care Act for 2015 | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Moda Health says it will cancel individual policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act, a decision that will affect about 800 Alaskans. Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, meanwhile, will allow its members to hang onto noncompliant policies  
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Dancing Traffic Light Helps Pedestrians Moonwalk Safely

Dancing Traffic Light Helps Pedestrians Moonwalk Safely | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Smart, the company behind the original smart car, has devised a clever way to help pedestrians wait for the walk signal and keep the streets safer.
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A Hackathon for California Agriculture Is Coming Soon

A Hackathon for California Agriculture Is Coming Soon | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
AgTech Roundtable members are working out the details on a drought-focused hackathon that will be hosted at the Farm of the Future, owned by West Hills Community College in Coalinga, Calif.
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Where Coalinga, Avalon, and Huron meet: this was my last Chief of Police posting in the breadbasket of the world (Fresno County).

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IRS regulations prevent sleeping pods at Anchorage airport

IRS regulations prevent sleeping pods at Anchorage airport | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
According to state airport managers, the federal tax code is preventing them from installing "micro hotels" on Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport's C concourse as planned.
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What Happens When You Demolish a Giant, 100-Year-Old Dam? (Video.)

What Happens When You Demolish a Giant, 100-Year-Old Dam? (Video.) | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
After a huge dam was demolished in Washington, U.S. Geological Survey researchers say salmon populations began to recover and 70 acres of new beach provided a new habitat for Dungeness crabs, clams, and other species.
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