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CFP: Guest Forum Articles - Informed Librarian Online

A Library Writer's Blog

Each month we publish online a Guest Forum article written by a different librarian, on a topic of your choice. A Guest Forum is a short article (about 1,000-1,500 words) on a topic of interest to you, something you feel passionate about, that would also interest our many readers.

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Article on climate change and playgrounds

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

A Washington Post article, " Kids getting burned on swings and slides? Fitts Park. Here’s how to fix it ," cites the work of researchers at Western Australia University, published in the paper " Outdoor playgrounds and climate change." They've also produced what looks to be a very good Guide to Climate-Friendly Playgrounds.

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Really great article on historic preservation (North Carolina)

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

From the article: Meanwhile, from the 1950s through the 1970s, his hometown had undergone the same kind of “urban renewal” that happened across the country with the help of federal Housing and Urban Development and transportation grants. Meet the N&O’s Tar Heel of the Year ").

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This Philadelphia Inquirer article on the issues around Market Street East is a tour de force

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

And the Inquirer has published many good articles on the issues around the 76ers proposal. I just came across this book, The City Authentic: How the Attention Economy Builds Urban America. Hopefully I can get a review copy (" Cities are branding themselves into predictably unique products ," Dezeen). The point in the St.

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Strategies For Public Works Employees to Embrace Government Software

This article offers comprehensive strategies to navigate this transformation. This shift presents an opportunity to transcend traditional approaches, unlocking new levels of efficiency, cost savings, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

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Journal of Business & Financial Librarianship: Call for articles and reviews

A Library Writer's Blog

JBFL is currently accepting article and review submissions for upcoming issues. Questions about article submissions can be sent to me at stephae@wwu.edu. Not sure if your article idea is right for JBFL? I have taken over as editor of the Journal of Business & Financial librarianship ( [link] ).

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A follow up on the H Street article: Learning from Philadelphia | More sophisticated daypart, retail, cultural, and experience planning

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

From the article: Philadelphia ranks fourth in the country in the average daily number of pedestrians downtown -- behind New York City, Chicago and Boston. Note that the Center City BID is one of the best in the country in terms of addressing such issues.

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored.