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Play Matters: How 12 Communities Got Kids Active and Healthy

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Alison Risso

For 14 years, national nonprofit organization KaBOOM! has been building playgrounds across the United States in an effort to build communities and get children active and healthy. The organizations Playful City USA campaign hono... More »

Networked Governance: A Working Solution

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Kitty Wooley

If the 2005 aftermath of Hurricane Katrina did not convince us, then surely the rollout of Medicare Part D the following year provided graphic proof that the implementation of new programs requires the coordination and cooperati... More »

Engaging Citizens in State Recreation Planning: Best Practices from Oregon

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Steven Waller

Citizen participation in public planning processes is one of the hallmarks of American democracy. Transparency, intentionality, and inclusiveness are essential to effective planning in the 21st century, whether planning efforts ... More »

Bridging the Skills Gap Part I

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Pat Galagan

Recent economic challenges have forced public- and private-sector organizations to execute their strategies with more precision than ever before and to do it with fewer resourcesespecially people. The elimination of large number... More »

Modernizing Kentuckys State Government Through HR

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Nikki Jackson

In his inaugural speech on December 11, 2007, Kentuckys 61st governor, Steven L. Beshear, challenged all Kentuckians to choose the path of progress. This path will involve new thinking and new ideas. It will require cooperation ... More »