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A healthier city!

We all experience stress in our daily lives and how we cope with this stress determines our perspective on life and our overall physical health! Dr. Shilpa S. Parikh (who appeared on WCCO) will discuss how to keep your body and mind healthy!

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Crime Data: Opening it up in Minneapolis

In Seward Neighborhood (my ‘hood), a crime & safety meeting, after a slew of burglaries and muggings, drew over 50 people. Safety is very important within Minneapolis neighborhoods and when crimes are evident, folks want to do something. Better data and analysis will help. So using Minneapolis as the sample city, let’s: - Review how the Minneapolis Police Department currently provides data to neighborhoods and residents ...more »

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What are the most valuable government datasets?

What are the most valuable datasets that the public should have easy, web-based access to? Of those, which ones are already available? What can be done to improve access to the others? And what format should the access be -- searchable datasets, interactive maps, downloadable datasets, other format?

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The Fall of Money - The Economy of Tomorrow

Digital currencies, smartphones, company loyalty/incentives, micro-credit, free-lancers, project-based work, start-ups, local community engagement, social responsibility. The reliance on government tender is eroding. Soon, money will be eclipsed by other representations of value such as relationships, skills, experiences, favors, social capital. The economy of the future is one that does not rely on legal tender as ...more »

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Using the internet to reach across social strata.

Those who have lots of money and connections can live in our community without ever interacting with those who have less, but those interactions must happen for our community to thrive. There are two reasons: #1 When the haves and have-nots are not communicating, our communities fracture along the boundaries between these two groups. #2 Ideas are wonderful, but if the person with those ideas is not connected to the right ...more »

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How can cities best communicate parks and rec opportunities?

Come and share your input: from wishlist ideas to technical suggestions, we'd love to hear your ideas on how cities can more effectively get the word out about parks and recreation offerings. We'll organize a few group activities focused on finding creative solutions for effective parks and recreation outreach as well as host a brainstorming session on technical ideas to make it easy for cities to compile and openly ...more »

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Racial Digital Divide

There has been some talk about how minorities in the U.S. use computers and the Internet at lower rates than whites. With technology being the new doorway to employment, civic engagement, health, and education, what is the reality of communities that are bridged from access?

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New Voices - Pews Stats, Our Solutions

Let's dig into national stats on Civic Engagement in the Digital Age from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. And then come up with Minnesota solutions to raising new and more representative solutions in civic tech.

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