Wanting to focus ideas on utilizing the underutilized in our societies. There are the unemployed, under employed, immigrants, a huge wave of retirees, immigrants, college grads. If motivated, can and will contribute to our society, yet we dont have a system to do so. Lets brainstorm and find ways to make it happen. Through dreams, intrinsic motivators, education and economics.
How would you make the Twin Cities a better place? What would you do first?
There are a lot of things that Minneapolis and St. Paul do right. Let's talk about those things too.
This would be an open discussion
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
Often, we use the website to share information, and schedule a meeting through doodle, registering people through eventbrite, getting donation through paypal. It's time to do all these in one website - sharing info, taking actions and creating network - all in one.
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?
Let's discuss how you or your organization can solicit and accept on-line donations (items or cash) from concerned and interested parties
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 »
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!
beyond the language of hate
the language of sinfulness