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Urbanization in Singapore.  Making small more livable

Urbanization in Singapore. Making small more livable

Singapore – Khoo Teng Chye is currently the Executive Director for the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore. Khoo is the Chairman of Singapore International Water Week Pte Ltd, and sits on the [...]

Singapore’s head of its national water agency tries to keep his island’s population afloat with clean water

Singapore’s head of its national water agency tries to keep his island’s population afloat with clean water

Singapore – As Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, Chew Men Leong oversees the country’s water, used water and drainage systems.  He is responsible for ensuring an adequate and affordable water supply for the [...]

Let’s talk infrastructure and hit the road with President Clinton and Los Angeles Mayor

Let’s talk infrastructure and hit the road with President Clinton and Los Angeles Mayor

LOS ANGELES —  As part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)  conference held at LA City Hall recently, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined President Bill Clinton for a discussion on investing in resilient infrastructure and announced that the U.S. Green Building [...]

Take this job and shove it – straight to everyone who’s needing one

Take this job and shove it – straight to everyone who’s needing one

LOS ANGELES, CA —  “Friends who had traveled the unemployment road before me explained that coping with joblessness is similar to experiencing a death in the family and going through the five stages of grief. I [...]

Meet The Mayor : Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu on a roll in Taiwan ( Part 2 of 2 )

Meet The Mayor : Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu on a roll in Taiwan ( Part 2 of 2 )

TAICHUNG CITY, TAIWAN Yes, he’s gaga about his city.  That’s Mayor Jason Hu who heads Taichung City, Taiwan, the country’s third largest city with well over 2.5 million residents in this western city alone, plus millions [...]

Meet The Mayor : Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu on a roll in Taiwan ( Part 1 of 2 )

Meet The Mayor : Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu on a roll in Taiwan ( Part 1 of 2 )

TAICHUNG CITY, TAIWAN Yes, he’s gaga about his city.  That’s Mayor Jason Hu who heads Taichung City, Taiwan, the country’s third largest city with well over 2.5 million residents in this western city alone, plus millions [...]

Northwestern Minnesota municipality and its mayor seek to expand…

Northwestern Minnesota municipality and its mayor seek to expand…

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — Owner and manager of insurance agencies, Jim Dagg became mayor of Thief River Falls, MN in 2012. Born and raised in Thief River, the father of five runs this small municipality [...]

Netherland’s Eindhoven mayor talks about politics, the economy, the EU and food

Netherland’s Eindhoven mayor talks about politics, the economy, the EU and food

EINDHOVEN , NETHERLANDS — Rob van Gijzel is the current Mayor of Eindhoven, the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. Rob van Gijzel went to work for the Dutch Labour Party at the European Parliament in [...]

New high-definition inmate detention surveillance system saving Oklahoma millions

New high-definition inmate detention surveillance system saving Oklahoma millions

OKLAHOMA CITY — It sounds like every municipality’s dream come true.  Help reduce criminal violence and save bundles of budget money on tight community budgets. Well, it’s happening at the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma [...]

The Friday evil reigned

The Friday evil reigned

LOS ANGELES — I’ve spent the last few days since Friday thinking about Adam Lanza and Newtown, Connecticut, but mainly about a group of 26 innocents who will join the angels in heaven, but won’t be [...]

The Intelligent Community Forum looks at cities and world economies to move communities ahead

The Intelligent Community Forum looks at cities and world economies to move communities ahead

LOS ANGELES — Increasingly the world seems to be going quite bluntly to hell.  Economically for many countries particularly in Europe; the United States facing the so-called fiscal cliff; and most recently politically and militarily in [...]

Bipartisanship:  Can this troubled marriage be saved with the help of Purple Nation Solutions?

Bipartisanship: Can this troubled marriage be saved with the help of Purple Nation Solutions?

WASHINGTON, DC — Most everyone agrees that Congressional Washington is broken.  It is, is, is.  Cannot be stated over enough. Rarely does anyone talk to one another across the political divide that separates the House and [...]

Mayors, governors and world leaders gather in Singapore to define ‘Liveable and Sustainable Cities’

Mayors, governors and world leaders gather in Singapore to define ‘Liveable and Sustainable Cities’

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of mayors, governors and government leaders from cities and regions throughout the world are nearing the end of meetings in Singapore for the third biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) to discuss challenges [...]

2012 World Cities Summit set to kick off July 1 in Singapore

2012 World Cities Summit set to kick off July 1 in Singapore

More than 3,500 world leaders, 54 mayors from across the globe and experts are set to gather in Singapore for the third biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) than runs from July 1 through July 4. The [...]

Tokyo Governor to speak at the 2012 World Cities Summit in Singapore

Tokyo Governor to speak at the 2012 World Cities Summit in Singapore

The Governor of Tokyo, in essence a super mayor, Shintaro Ishihara who oversees a population of millions, will be among the many speakers at the 2012 World Cities Summit in Singapore that runs from July1-4 and [...]

Despair in the air

Despair in the air

LOS ANGELES — Jobs.  They seem to have become the Claude Rains of “Invisible Man” movie-fame for the United States and much of Europe – in other words, invisible. Last week’s shockingly low jobs report, which [...]

Trust in government takes a dive across the globe

Trust in government takes a dive across the globe

Results from 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer show widespread distrust of governments and financial sectors LOS ANGELES — There has been a nine-point drop in trust of governments from 2010 to 2011 to 43 percent internationally, according to [...]

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