GovLab Editorial Meeting Links, 8/15/13

  1. A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America – The Atlantic Cities: “Demographic researcher Dustin Cable’s Racial Dot Map is staggering both visually and statistically.
  2. How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline – Deep Sea News: “The legacy of ancient coastlines, chalk, soil, cotton, and slavery can still be seen today.   African Americans make up over 50%, in some cases over 85%, of the population in Black Belt counties.
  3. The Permanent Hackathon – Tech President: “New projects are starting to reimagine the hackathon model so that it’s less focused on discrete time-frames, ticking clocks and prize money, and more focused on building lasting communities across sectors, using physical spaces like innovation hubs, event series and virtual conversations.”
  4. Tackling Wicked Government Problems – The Brookings Institute: “Tackling Wicked Government Problems: A Practical Guide for Developing Enterprise Leaders offers several approaches for translating social network theory into practical approaches for building and employing collaborative networks.”

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