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The Millennial Generation (Upcoming event) Millennials are the nation’s largest—and most diverse—generation in American history. On January 30, experts will discuss how they are set to serve as a social, economic, and political bridge to chronologically successive (and increasingly) racially diverse generations. Sourced from Brookings
Executive Perspective: What's Next for Smart Cities? Smart City projects are gathering momentum, assisted by the availability and adoption of new, “smart” technologies that take advantage of the explosion in connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). These include networks of sensors, fixed and mobile smart devices, and systems that monitor and manage many elements of our public services and infrastructure, collecting vast amounts of data that can be used to improve life for citizens. As such, online communities and forums; voice, video, and text recording and analytics; feedback management; and desktop and process analytics can help provide valuable insight into citizens’ issues and concerns — and how various service elements are captured, processed, and resolved. Read the whole story about Executive Perspective: What's Next for Smart Cities here. Site registration (free) may be required. Sourced from Governing

A defining year for cities. In many U.S. cities, events in 2017 sparked discussions about critical issues like climate change, race relations, immigration, and even the location of Amazon’s next headquarters. Read the seven most important takeaways from the year for metropolitan America here.  

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Five Director/Administrators, one from each region, provides two of their best and biggest ideas inviting their colleagues to “think differently” about Extension. Follow this link to the recorded video of ECOP Next Generation Extension Learning for Leaders: 10 Big Ideas.  
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