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Citizen Participation

Good Governance -- A Sustainable Development Goal Too Essential To Be Side-lined

David Weiss | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

I encourage the decision makers and the governments of the world to make the right decision and to include a sustainable development goal on governance so that we can truly measure the improvements in the lives of millions.

What Works: Local Solutions, Global Models For World Cities

Olivia Onderdonk | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Olivia Onderdonk

Few things attract an audience like seeing a bright, young innovator talking about how they thought up, implemented, and were successful in altering l...

It's the People, Stupid: A Perspective on What Hasn't Yet Been Written About Detroit

Rishi S. Jaitly | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Rishi S. Jaitly

Essays and articles abound about our city these days (go ahead, add this one to the pile). We pontificate with an eye on business activity and an artistic renaissance. But how often do we take a human perspective?

Elections Got You Down?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

In a season of political discontent -- trivialities and distractions, renewed culture wars and the rebirth of regressive impulses -- these books remind us what is really at stake in political participation and democratic tension.