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What @sog_ced is reading online: April 2023

Community and Economic Development Program of UNC

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Federal Reserve Bank article describes food desert program in a rural area that brings groceries to a central point in town. 41kaSvZ U.S.

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Building a Culture of Cyber Literacy

GovLoop

NICE, which originated in 2008, focuses on helping government agencies, the private sector and academia build their cybersecurity workforces from within. This article appeared in our guide, “ How to Build a Cyber-Savvy Workforce.” But achieving cyber literacy among the workforce requires agencies to exceed that baseline.

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Would you trust AI to predict your future life events?

Open Access Government - Technology News

The research project, outlined in the recent Nature Computational Science article titled ‘Using Sequences of Life-events to Predict Human Lives,’ introduces a cutting-edge model named life2vec. AI prediction: What is Life2vec? The post Would you trust AI to predict your future life events?

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Interesting point about how geography is reshaped by the way train service may be offered and routed

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

I read that article around the same time as an article about newly proposed train service in the Detroit area, which will be set up to serve Detroit Metropolitan Airport, which is in Western Wayne County, and currently doesn't have train service (" Proposed train route would connect Detroit to Toledo & Cleveland, add DTW stop ," WXYZ-TV).

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The GSE Public-Private Hybrid Model Flunks Again: This Time It’s the Federal Home Loan Bank System (Part 2)

The Stoop (NYU Furman Center)

The core thesis of this two-part article is that the congressional design of GSEs has a fundamental flaw: that subsidies and privileges given to a GSE will inevitably, over time, drift to being used unduly to produce stand-alone profit to benefit their owners and executives, and too little to support its intended mission.

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More systematic equity and revitalization planning as an imperative and opportunity in the suburbs: Northern Virginia

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Which infuses two articles outlining a revitalization strategy for St, Louis, and a brief follow up: -- St. Louis: what would I recommend for a comprehensive revitalization program? Part 1: Overview and Theoretical Foundations ," 2021 -- " St. They don't report that there aren't systematic programs to address this.

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Desperate times sometimes lead to a more marketing-oriented guise: WMATA/Metrorail | Bonus: WMATA's financial crisis

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Second, during the 2008 crash, I got an email from an activist in response to all the budget and service cuts faced by transit systems. From the article : Metro rides are free after 5 p.m. They still pale compared to systems like London Underground and Melbourne, but for the DC area, they are a step forward. Starting at 5 p.m.

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