Monthly Archives: December 2010

Will Calgary’s new mayor succeed where Obama has failed?

President Barack Obama is in the political doghouse today, but during his campaign, he not only mesmerized the public, he impressed much of the commentariat. What seasoned political observers found particularly impressive was the way he used 21st Century communication to build a nation-wide network of supporters, who were encouraged to organize their own campaigns in their home states, and who fed his campaign coffers with small donations.
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The multilevel governance of urban growth: a cross-national comparison

Last May, I sketched out an idea for a research project that would look at what senior governments could do to ensure that those who make decisions about the growth of North American cities do a better job of respecting the environment. That idea has now matured into a research proposal. In this entry, I’ll summarize the proposal and provide a link to the full proposal.

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