RESILIENT CITIES: Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase . . .
The FCC and cities: The good, the bad, and the ugly
A curious contrarian to this view is the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has interpreted its statutory mandate to dramatically reduce its regulatory power cable companies, and wireless companies, while simultaneously asserting new authority to regulate prices and micromanage the activities of local governments.
A major tactic in the FCC’s effort to regulate cities is through its Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) process. The
However, even if motivated by the right reasons, the BDAC suffers from significant failures of design and execution. Due to these failures, I expect the BDAC and the FCC will adopt a framework in which industry gets all the benefits with no obligations, and municipalities will be forced to bear all the costs and receive no guaranteed benefits. This kind of process will result in a transfer of wealth from public to private enterprises—and leave American cities and metropolitan areas no better positioned to tap into digital telecommunications to unlock innovation and shared economic prosperity. Here I discuss what the BDAC got right and where it veered way off trackThe Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, is an initiative that aims to help leaders in U.S. metropolitan areas reorient their economies toward greater engagement in world markets.
The Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, is an initiative that aims to help leaders in U.S. metropolitan areas reorient their …
- Infrastructure Connectivity: Infrastructure connectivity matters for regional competitiveness because firms rely upon global access, both physically and digitally, to participate in the efficiencies of global value chains. We measure infrastructure connectivity through aviation passenger flows and internet download speeds.
The Exchange is a network of metro areas that over the course of the first five years of the Global Cities Initiative developed and implemented regional trade and …
“Representing Louisville-Lexington, it struck me as I listened and spoke in these sessions that the enduring value of the GCI work has been not just to convene …
Sep 29, 2016 … The world’s largest metropolitan areas concentrate the drivers of global prosperity, but there isn’t one way to be a global city—this report …
Nov 29, 2016 … Why have some cities become great global centers, and which cities will be future leaders? What explains the rise and fall of global cities?
Jan 22, 2015 … With only 20 percent of the population, the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies accounted for nearly half of global output in 2014.
Mar 16, 2017 … On March 16, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings released a new report titled “Securing global cities: Best practices, innovations, and the …
Sep 28, 2016 … city. No longer is the global economy driven by a select few major financial centers like New York, London, and Tokyo. Today, members of a …
Sep 28, 2016 … THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION | METROPOLITAN POLICY … through the Global Cities Initiative and the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on …
ElectroMagneticFrequency (EMF) Pollution and Ways to Mitigate the Effects
By Preston James, Ph.D.
Here is a listing of current types of EMF Pollution and some known countermeasures which have been claimed to be effective.
Smartmeters and Dirty electricity: Activists claim that Smartmeters (they are digital instead of the old analog) are NOT UL rated like the old analog ones and that these Smartmeters have caused unexpected house fires and there are numerous complaints of much larger electric bills with the same prior usage, numerous complaints about sleeping problems, headaches, nervousness, agitation and various strange illness emerging. In some localities it is a violation to install any electrical devise to the AC supply system that is not UL rated so folks need to organize into action groups to expose this and stop their use as a public health issue and a violation of state electrical codes.
Healing Our Home
Jan 3, 2018
by Vesta Copestakes
Right now our community is standing on the edge of change. Our fires have provided an opportunity for us took at building codes, land-use policies, transportation corridors, housing, public services, emergency response systems…EVERYTHING that impacts our daily lives into the future that was changed by the touch of these flames.
What an incredible opportunity for improvement!
From where I sit – at my desk with information streaming to me continuously – I see HOPE – CHANGE – an amazing outpouring of love for Sonoma County. Yes, there’s greed and people generating anger and fear – but that’s always been present in our lives. What this fire has brought forth is kindness, generosity, concern, compassion, understanding, and a chance to p a u s e before we move forward.
When the Santa Rosa City Council didn’t jump to re-build Fountaingrove and a new project, but instead said – WAIT, we have to think things through. That was a very good sign.
Yes, people need to go home, but is that the best place to build homes in the path of two of the largest and most destructive fires in Sonoma County history? Maybe Not. Maybe there’s a different – and better – way to think and build.
While we are pondering what changes need to be made to protect us in the future as we re-build what was lost – our land is calling to us for help. And people are hearing the call. It’s a beautiful thing…
Please read how volunteers bi9logists and concerned citizens are healing our home after the fire…http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/healing-the-land-after-the-fire