Social Consciousness

Why eGov? For the safety of neighborhoods

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/06/2005 - 15:37.

The city of Milwaukee is taking a lead leveraging virtual community to make their physical community safer. Their city website based Compass interface “provides additional ears and eyes to watch out for crime and it will help promote neighborhood security� and "marks a significant collaboration between city government and the community, in order to provide more timely and accurate information.� Through Dialogue and Inclusion, Milwaukee is becoming a higher Quality, Connected Place, just like we want to be here. Read more about Compass and see it in action, linked below:

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Why eGov? Because some communities C.A.R.E.

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/06/2005 - 12:43.

I receive lots of great e-knowledge from the city of Indianapolis, which has great ICE - Internet Community Effectiveness - and they (and other high-ICE cities) use the WWW for more than just political grandstanding. Below is a nice example, where Indy Gov is leveraging their eGov excellence in collaboration with their Colts football team to collect money for Tsunami victoms - Colts C.A.R.E. - (Communities Assisting Relief
Efforts). So, a city is leveraging relationships with citizens and an event attracting 10,000s of people to raise money to help 100,000s - that's a smart community and administration - read on about champions working together:

24X7, Baltimore Mayor says "Dear Business Leader"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/05/2005 - 22:44.

The first mayor who really stood out to me as a master of ICE - Information Community Effectiveness - who understands TQI, and performance management, and WWW effectiveness and other aspects of organizational and IT excellence, was Martin O'Malley, Mayor of Baltimore (other first choices, Beecham. Palo Alto, and Bloomberg, New York). I'll share more about them and their ICE in the future - for now, consider O'Malley's words below about their innovative program to involve businesses and volunteers in saving their schools:

eGovernment - WWW empowering communites and their citizens

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/05/2005 - 21:46.

This book provides content and links related to optimizing eGovernment - critical to making NEO a Quality, Connected Place

On political sustainability - considering environmental management

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 01/02/2005 - 15:16.

In a recent REALNEO posting I reflected on the relationship
of optimal ICE - Information Communications Effectiveness - to political
sustainability, thus challenging the survivability of IT-ineffective public office
. It then occurred to me I've never seen used the term "political
sustainability" and so googled that and found a fascinating analysis of the
relationship of effective Environmental Management and political sustainability,
thus challenging the survivability of eco-insensitive public and private office holders.

(ICE) Information Communications Effectiveness now critical to political sustainability

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 01/01/2005 - 23:09.

Information Communications Effectiveness (ICE) is now the key to governmental and political success. The benefit to citizens of effective government technology (IT) and telecommunications - from process improvements and knowledge management to ecommerce, communications, collaboration, individual empowerment and optimal economic development - is so powerful and transformational, it is inconceivable a less tech-savvy up-start could upstage an effective ICE-savvy incumbent. We have never seen an ICE-savvy politician surface in NEO, so all communities here are just waiting for information revolution.

Criticality of Internet in bettering life on Earth

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 01/01/2005 - 13:12.

Over the past year everyone in the interconnected world started waking up to the value of Information Technology for individuals to transform every day life on Earth, for good and bad - a point largely demonstrated by the role the Internet and blogs/wikis now play in social organizations. 2004 saw a new dawning of enlightenment. And, overnight, a tsunami taught us that individual IT empowerment is transforming life on Earth for all, evolving us from isolated people and communities to an interwoven fabric of interconnected humanity sharing one planet with personal familiarity with the quality of life of all others.

Collaboration Creates Prosperity - and saves 1,000,000s of lives

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/31/2004 - 16:09.

The insightful and socially conscious civic entrepreneur Adele DiMarco Kious cooks up valuable vision for all in a recipe for prosperity posted to her Sicilian Soulfood blog - she surfaces a concept I hold dear, which is the value of developing a knowing and loving community. More than ever in our history, the American psyche is rooted in fear, but we have nothing to fear but living in fear itself. The recent natural disaster in South East Asia shows man is not in control of destiny.

DEAR PETER: Let's make NEO the world's aerosol art capital

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 12/28/2004 - 23:57.

There was an article posted on the Channel 3 website proclaiming "Graffiti becoming a big problem in Midtown".

Martha Stewart's Christmas Message: Prison Reform Now = Workforce Development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 12/28/2004 - 11:58.

An intellectual social reformer from Tribe shared the following posting that will have significant impact across America, because Martha Stewart is speaking out about legal process reform (from prison), and she knows the power of the Internet, uses it well, and is know and loved by untold millions, despite her legal problems. I post this message here because it surfaces issues we need to address to improve our regional economy - many of our unemployed are in fact unemployable for the reasons Martha highlights, and many of our more effective workforce development and reentry programs address this challenge - NEO must become world-class in addressing these issues, and use that distinctive competency to get ahead of the curve with social reform for this region, as America moves toward rebuilding our society as opposed to building prisons. Martha Stewart's Christmas Message: Prison Reform Now!

City Club 01.14.05: Dr. Myles Brand - President, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/27/2004 - 16:43.
01/14/2005 - 11:00

> Dr. Myles Brand

Friday, January 14, 2005 12:00 PM

Dr. Myles Brand
President, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Sponsor: The Thomas F. and Marguerite B. Campbell Endowed Forum



City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor

Just Garcia Hill - A Virtual Community for Minorities in the Sciences

Submitted by Ted Takacs on Sun, 12/26/2004 - 15:48.
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Social Consciousness

Submitted by Ted Takacs on Sun, 12/26/2004 - 15:40.

This book is dedicated to articles and web links with topics or missions relating to social consciousness.

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