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By M. Joseph Sirgy, Don Rahtz, David Swain

This ebook is the second one in a chain protecting top practices in group quality-of-life (QOL) signs. the 1st quantity is a compilation of circumstances of most sensible paintings in neighborhood symptoms learn. This quantity builds at the aim of the sequence and comprises 11 situations describing groups that experience introduced their very own neighborhood signs courses. components incorporated are the heritage of the neighborhood symptoms paintings in the goal area, and the making plans of group signs.

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The summary report documents a period of economic contraction following the high-tech bust. It describes the city’s competitive advantage as a three-legged stool: a strong institutional and physical infrastructure; a culture and practice of innovation; and a well-educated, skilled, and diverse workforce. While the first two legs are seen to be holding firm, the third had weakened in comparison to competitor regions, with a decline in the number of 20–34-year-olds in Boston, Metro Boston, and Massachusetts relative to other regions.

Boston: Hub of Innovation. A new feature that highlights local, regional, national, and international breakthrough technologies and practices in the ten sectors tracked by the project, with an online survey tool to gather nominations for additional innovations by sector. Greater Boston data portal. A new feature that “opens a door” to comprehensive, data-rich websites and web-based tools offering access to high-quality information about Boston, the region and Massachusetts. The Greater Boston cultural resources survey.

Seminars, focusing on aspects of the emerging civic agenda in a “fishbowl” format to encourage real dialogue among an informed and engaged intergenerational network of emerging and established leaders Biennial report release at a major civic event, the venerable Boston College Citizen Seminar, to highlight the findings of the biennial report and reinvigorate participants’ interest and engagement, complemented by a media and communications strategy Leadership group deliberation by 40 cross-sectoral members representing a range of key constituencies to guide the project’s direction and conclusions Related forums and public discourse such as the “Understanding Boston” research series sponsored by the Boston Foundation, with a report and special convening to issue findings on particular topics, as well as links to research conducted and issued by the many excellent public agencies, academic research centers, and independent think tanks in Greater Boston Occasional special events, often in collaboration with partners or key constituencies, such as a series of conversations among civic and business leaders organized in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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