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Governing. BY: Michael Scott | April 21, 2014 Sharing and collaboration have long been a universal characteristic for cities. Centuries ago, money and other financial means of exchange didn’t exist. Thus human survival depended on cooperation, trading, and bartering. Today, in many U.S. cities, an innovative, shared infrastructure is being erected, fueling a renaissance in how people live, work, and play. This new movement—both revolutionary and disruptive—dovetails the popularity of the book What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, a bestseller by Rachel Botsman. It features ideas that promote civic connection, economic continuities of scale, and sustainable lifestyles. Once the concept takes hold, this fast-growing collaborative model promises to revolutionize urban systems and the delivery of goods and services to the general populous.

Convenient Options Shared Cities as an Emerging Trend Collaborative Travel Services A Middle Ground? Innovations in Workspaces. Public Leadership and the Collaboration Imperative. Collaborative leadership is the ability to inspire and bring about collective action across diverse stakeholder groups to achieve a shared goal. These leaders consciously engage people, departments and systems outside their immediate control. Nowhere is this form of leadership more important than in the public sector, where the interests of diverse cultures, operating norms, domains and traditions must be reconciled to overcome the inevitable resistance to change.

To address today's governance challenges, the tactical skills of effective collaborative public leadership are not only valuable, they are critical to success. Yet a collaborative approach doesn't come naturally to many public leaders, particularly those who have come into government from other management cultures. So how does effective collaborative leadership work? Collaborative leaders create shared purpose that addresses the needs of all impacted partners. Shared purpose keeps partners united and focused. A New Standard for What Works in City Government. The movement to make government more data-driven has dramatically accelerated in the past decade. Yet its evolution has generated a newer, more interesting and challenging set of questions. Even when an elected official has a smart idea, he or she often faces considerable political obstacles in repurposing existing dollars into data-driven efforts. Both the seriousness of the public-sector problems and the scarcity of resources are driving public leaders to ask what actually works.

Shifting to better and more efficient programs requires large doses of evidence and leadership. Fortunately, cities across the nation are proving that these are in no short supply. More than 100 cities applied to participate in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities initiative after it was announced this past April, and earlier this month 13 more cities were selected for participation, bringing the total to 21 so far. • Commit to getting better results for residents by using data and evidence. Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands Data Help to 13 More Cities. Thirteen new cities will get coaching and technical assistance from national experts on public data and performance management, according to an announcement Thursday from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The initiative, “What Works Cities,” pairs mayors’ offices with nonprofits and university partners. Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation started by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has set aside $42 million over the next two years to pay organizations for the help they will provide to cities. The thirteen cities announced on Thursday are the second batch after an initial eight joined the consortium in August. Four months ago, Jackson, Miss., became one of the initial cities, and it started with less of a foundation than some of the others in the first cohort. A growing number of cities have embraced "open data" policies that promote transparency by making government statistics and other public documents available online for free.

Anchorage, Ala. Bellevue, Wash. Cambridge, Mass. About - Cities for People. Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. --Jane Jacobs Cities for People is an initiative that aims to explore the question: How can we enhance social, ecological and economic well-being and help civic cultures thrive? Like any ecosystem, a city’s strength and resilience depends on its ability to nurture the full diversity of its inhabitants and give them what they need not just to survive, but thrive.

At Cities For People, we see every city as an invitation. An invitation for interaction, innovation, change, inclusion, learning, love and growth. Our goal is to empower change and help foster the multi-level transformation and ideological shift that is required to help cities embrace the needs of their populations and come up with ways to meet them. How do we do this? During our experimental phase (from January 2014 through June 2015), we aimed to: What are we up to now? Got questions for our team? Jim McKee: Omaha prepares to sacrifice 3 more landmarks. Jim McKee: Omaha prepares to sacrifice 3 more landmarks. Grace: ConAgra dumped us, Omaha. Now we have to get over the breakup - Erin Grace. We’re getting dumped. ConAgra is breaking up with us. Despite all the it’s-not-you-it’s-me talk the Fortune 500 corporation gave Thursday, it’s hard not to take the rejection personally. Thank you for reading and relying on for your news and information.

You have now viewed your 30 day allowance of 15 free articles. If you have any questions or need further information please call 402-346-3363 or 1-800-234-6942 or email An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. Need an account? I feel like throwing that statue of Chef Boyardee in the Missouri River. The futures of some 2,500 employees now dangle in a terrible limbo. But you don’t have to work at ConAgra to feel hurt and betrayed and angry. As Omahans, some of our identity is wrapped up in our relationship to this big business. Plus, we stuck with ConAgra through all the rough times. In recent days, we begged ConAgra not to go. But CEO Sean Connolly said no. Small consolation. ConAgra move spurs brainstorming on possibilities for riverfront property - Money. ConAgra’s decision to yank its global headquarters flag from Omaha should free up some premium riverfront property — including, probably, two grassy lots the Fortune 500 company at one time had eyed for future development.

That’s the word from area real estate professionals in the wake of Thursday’s announcement that the food giant will move jobs and its corporate banner to Chicago. ConAgra officials say the company plans to keep about 1,200 workers on the 30-acre riverfront campus, along with some functions including its research, quality and innovation component. Operations related to that function are in the largest building, one that spans nearly 175,000 square feet and was tailored for test kitchens specific to the food business. It’s unclear at this point how much of four other office buildings totaling more than 450,000 square feet will be either used or vacated.

“We do have more space than we will need,” said ConAgra spokesman Chris Kircher of Omaha. Read more: ConAgra's move stings, but it presents a chance for Omaha to shine - Opinion. Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2015 1:00 am ConAgra's move stings, but it presents a chance for Omaha to shine By David G. Brown The Omaha World-Herald The author is president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Last week our community was dealt a blow.

Thank you for reading and relying on for your news and information. If you have any questions or need further information please call 402-346-3363 or 1-800-234-6942 or email An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. Need an account? This decision will move a corporate headquarters and leave 1,000 of our family members, friends and neighbors without the jobs they had counted on. We know that challenges lie ahead, and we are ready to face them — head-on. This is an opportunity for our community to shine. One of our community’s greatest challenges in growing has been our low unemployment rate. Among just these companies, more than 600 positions need to be filled. Print. Stothert says developers have approached city about ConAgra campus space - OMAHA METRO. Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2015 4:30 pm Stothert says developers have approached city about ConAgra campus space By Roseann Moring / World-Herald staff writer The Omaha World-Herald Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said developers already have approached her about the future of the ConAgra Foods campus.

The company announced last week that it will move its headquarters to Chicago. ConAgra has said it won’t need the whole area it currently occupies downtown, but hasn’t said which buildings it might vacate. Thank you for reading and relying on for your news and information. If you have any questions or need further information please call 402-346-3363 or 1-800-234-6942 or email An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. Need an account? Stothert said the city would help developers who are interested in the site.

“It’s prime property. Stothert said she’s now turning her attention to the people who will lose their jobs. In effort to keep ConAgra in Omaha, city never stood a chance - Money. The head of Omaha’s chamber of commerce thought there might be a chance to persuade ConAgra’s CEO to keep the packaged food giant’s headquarters in the city. Turns out, Omaha never really stood a chance. ConAgra Foods Chief Executive Sean Connolly had been talking about big changes at the company ever since he took over as CEO on April 6.

“Strategic” changes, he had said, using a business buzzword that warned of historic new directions for the company that had been based in Omaha in 1922. David Brown, chief executive of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, said he knew that kind of talk oftentimes was code for big changes — possibly even job losses or a headquarters move. As the summer sped by, Brown said he repeatedly knocked on ConAgra’s door, but he kept getting the equivalent of a “Do Not Disturb” answer. The chamber wanted to sit down with the ConAgra team to plead its case — presenting a plan for why the company should stay in Omaha. “We were all told ‘Thanks for the interest. St. ConAgra's $75 million purchase of riverfront campus properties could open path to redevelopment - Money.

ConAgra Foods recently bought three structures on its downtown Omaha campus that it had previously leased, opening the door to a possible redevelopment of the riverfront area. The recent purchases — of 508 and 908 ConAgra Drive and 829 Farnam St. — mark the first major public step related to the future of the sprawling office complex that at least one broker called Omaha’s single most important piece of real estate. Though long associated with the riverfront campus near the Heartland of America Park, ConAgra doesn’t actually own all of the buildings on the site. An outside developer built the campus for ConAgra in the 1980s; it had leased most of the buildings from affiliates related to that developer and other entities over the years.

ConAgra now owns three of the five buildings on the campus; it has long-term leases on the two others. County records show that it owns most of the green space and parking areas. The campus comes with a controversial past. Nebraska District Office. A Newcomer's Thoughts on Omaha's Urban Landscape | Prairie Fire - The Progressive Voice of the Great Plains. Greater Omaha Young Professionals / We are next generation leaders who impact Greater Omaha’s future.

Omahachamber. Downtown Omaha - Home - Downtown Improvement District. USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Holiday Celebration Tickets, Omaha. Omaha By Design. Local Government | School of Public Administration | University of Nebraska Omaha. Local governments provide the most essential of public services, such as health and safety, transportation, sanitation, environmental, and utilities. Public administrators play a critical role in the delivery of these services and the management of local government organizations in North America and around the world. They hold a variety of professional positions, including chief administrative officer, city manager, staff assistant, program specialist, planner, and policy analyst, just to name a few. Because local governments function so close to the citizens they serve, administrators need special management skills, like citizen engagement and community development. The local government concentration in the UNO MPA program, develops competencies to work in and succeed in this level of government.

MOPOA. KANEKO | open space for your mind. Vera Mercer. I was born in Berlin in November 1936. My father, Franz Mertz, was a well-known theater set designer and was probably my most important influence. I earned my dance and gymnastic diploma and married the assistant of the theatre director, a young Romanian Swiss artist named Daniel Spoerri. He and his friend Emmet Williams were at this time very involved in creating the monthly publication Material Poesie Concrete. Not long after that we moved to Paris, where we had many friends who later became known as Nouveaux Realistes.

It was a very interesting period for me, and because painters and sculptors need photographers, it was completely normal when Jean Tinguely asked me to begin with his sculptures, to take up and continue photography. It seemed also to have something to do with theater. After the end of my marriage, my photography career progressed quite quickly. Over the years I have made documentary photos for many artists, including Eva Aeppli, Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. 7 to be honored for their work shaping Omaha - Money.

Seven men who have helped drive Omaha's growth and commercial development — a few bankers, apartment developers, a lawyer and a builder — have been selected as the newest members of the Commercial Real Estate Summit Hall of Fame. The 2014 inductees, nominated by peers and then picked by a committee of brokers, lawyers, architects, developers and other professionals in the industry, will be honored April 4 during the 25th annual commercial real estate conference at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. The hall of fame dates to 2003 and recognizes individuals and their companies for contributing to the state's growth through construction, banking, law and development. This year's honorees: » Tom Fellman and Howard Kooper, owners of Broadmoor Development, have built about 6,500 apartments from Lincoln to Des Moines, including luxury apartments at Aksarben Village and One Pacific Place.

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