A simple PR lesson for community police

If police report that all is quiet in a community, does it mean they're overstaffed or does it mean a reporter is asking the wrong questions?

A simple PR lesson for community police
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If police report that all is quiet in a community, does it mean they’re overstaffed or does it mean a reporter is asking the wrong questions?

The biking tail is wagging the dog

Bikes are the same length as a car and - with saddle bags and elbows - about half as wide and may take up a whole lane, all for one person

The biking tail is wagging the dog
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Bikes are the same length as a car and – with saddle bags and elbows – about half as wide and may take up a whole lane, all for one person

When public safety gets caught in the middle

In time of crisis, should governments rely on non-governmental organizations or should those groups be asked to stand aside for the greater good?

When public safety gets caught in the middle
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In time of crisis, should governments rely on non-governmental organizations or should those groups be asked to stand aside for the greater good?

When lending a helping hand becomes official policy

In emergency circumstances, we often help each other. But what happens when a municipality mandates that citizens need to help strangers?

When lending a helping hand becomes official policy
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In emergency circumstances, we often help each other. But what happens when a municipality mandates that citizens need to help strangers?

Tales of three cities: a trio of books about decay and revival

From Detroit to Pittsburgh to Atlanta, from the rise and fall of industry to resurrection and environmental awareness, at least for some

Tales of three cities: a trio of books about decay and revival
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BONNER: From Detroit to Pittsburgh to Atlanta, from the rise and fall of industry to resurrection and environmental awareness, at least for some

Millennials reinventing urban living and saving our cities

People have been fixing up homes and neighbourhoods ever since drawings brightened up a drab cave. This trend may be rescuing cities

Millennials reinventing urban living and saving our cities
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BONNER: People have been fixing up homes and neighbourhoods ever since drawings brightened up a drab cave. This trend may be rescuing cities

How civic unrest can explode – and overturn status quo

The violent 1990 protest in London over the proposed poll tax resulted in a change in policy and the departure of Margaret Thatcher

How civic unrest can explode – and overturn status quo
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BONNER: The violent 1990 protest in London over the proposed poll tax resulted in a change in policy and the departure of Margaret Thatcher

How do we enhance past architecture without debasing it?

How will people interact with the building a generation from now? What path will we blaze back to now for future discoveries?

How do we enhance past architecture without debasing it?
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BONNER: How will people interact with the building a generation from now? What path will we blaze back to now for future discoveries? What we build is a time capsule

Is your city resilient enough to handle disaster? And are you?

No city's emergency plan focuses enough on what we can do to protect ourselves, like planting trees, stiffening homes against wind and getting survival gear

Is your city resilient enough to handle disaster? And are you?
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BONNER: No city’s emergency plan focuses enough on what we can do to protect ourselves, like planting trees, stiffening homes against wind and getting survival gear

Can our cities cope with protest and unrest?

Events like the protest in London's Grosvenor Square in 1968 can help us understand how violence builds and how we can minimize its impact

Can our cities cope with protest and unrest?
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BONNER: Events like the protest in London’s Grosvenor Square in 1968 can help us understand how violence builds and how we can minimize its impact