Today’s Morning Buzz is all about sexism, gentrification and bees. And, it’s brought to you by Goldie Hawn.
What I’m Listening to – #ELGLSummerPlaylist (it’s collaborative, so add to it!)
What I’m Reading – Team of Teams (OMG it’s soooooo good)
What I’m Watching – Protocol
What I’m Doing – well, last week I went to the gym
- Bad News: We’re Sexist: Maxwell’s gender-based analysis of the Blair Center Poll’s results for this year has just been released, and it shows that sexism absolutely did matter. Trump’s voters were more sexist than Clinton’s (and Ted Cruz voters were even more sexist than Trump voters). Republicans were far more sexist than Democrats. White respondents were more sexist than black Americans and Latinos. Female respondents, not to be outdone, were also quite sexist! And Bernie primary voters who didn’t vote for Clinton in the general were more sexist than those who did.
- America Made Me a Feminist: the American woman is told she can do anything and then is knocked down the moment she proves it.
- The smash hit “Despacito” owes its incredible success to the spread of zumba: Nietzsche once wrote: “Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” He would’ve loved peering into the windows of a zumba class.
- Weekly Update: Webinars, Budget, ProudCity
- Proposed FY 2018 ELGL Budget
- Kittelson’s Corner: Process Maps & TDM
- ELGL Digital Week 7: Working up a Sweat!
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: GIS Consortium Services – June 14 @ 10:00 a.m.
- Supper Club: Phoenix, AZ – July 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Louisville to weigh municipal broadband question for November ballot: Louisville’s City Council will weigh a potential ballot measure in coming weeks that would allow the city to explore its own broadband internet service — a progressively popular choice as more Colorado cities eschew the confines of traditional internet options.
- NYC’s Innovation Director Has a Mission to Fight Inequality: “I’ve always felt that if you’re going to solve big problems, you have to focus on government, because its whole reason for existence is to aggregate resources and take on things that otherwise wouldn’t get accomplished”
- If you care about cities, Apple’s new campus sucks: Everything in this building is the best… But by building a mega-headquarters straight out of the middle of the last century, Apple has exacerbated the already serious problems endemic to 21st-century suburbs like Cupertino—transportation, housing, and economics. Apple Park is an anachronism wrapped in glass, tucked into a neighborhood.
- Greenwood Village Orchard Station plan defeated soundly: “People who were against this, they weren’t doing this for any financial reasons. It’s because we love our city and we don’t want it to be urbanized.”
- Rent control loses a battle in Santa Rosa, but war rages on: In a special election, 52.5 percent of voters rejected Measure C, which would have implemented a rent- and eviction-control ordinance that Santa Rosa’s City Council passed 4-2 in August. The California Apartment Association and its allies collected enough signatures to force the City Council to rescind the ordinance or put it to voters.
- Timber high-rise planned in Pearl District gets construction permit: An 11-story timber high-rise planned in Portland’s Pearl District has been approved for construction, its developers said Tuesday, a milestone for wood technology that could allow for even taller timber buildings. At 148 feet, the Framework building will be the nation’s first high-rise building made of wood.
- Gilbert, Ariz., Capitalizes on Viral Innovation and Justin Timberlake: The chief digital officer in Gilbert, AZ, is using digital media savvy to communicate with citizens and show the world what the community has to offer.
- Civic Innovation Challenge Inventory pairs problems with open data in Cambridge: The city is showing civic hackers where the city needs help by compiling a list of data sets that can be used to build useful apps and tools.
- Does Innovation Equal Gentrification? Yet in Philadelphia, as in most cities, it is not gentrification that is widening the gap between the people and communities who are succeeding in this economy and those who are not: It’s the rise in concentrated poverty.
- Facebook’s new disaster maps aim to improve how organizations respond to crises: Called disaster maps, the resource uses “aggregated, de-identified” Facebook data to provide key information organizations said would be most helpful in improving how they respond and provide relief in the immediate hours after a crisis.
- Atlanta Rises Again: Atlanta’s renewal project—parks, walking paths, bike trails, light rail—aims to bridge divides between rich and poor, black and white.
Local Government Confidential
- Madrid cracks down on ‘manspreading’ on public transport: In 2014, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority decided to crack down on the manspreading scourge with signs on the city’s Metro that read: “Dude… stop the spread, please.” The US city of Philadelphia also launched a “Dude, it’s Rude” campaign, while Seattle’s transport provider put up signs showing an octopus with its tentacles draped over bordering seats.
- Is Detroit’s vacant land helping bumblebees bounce back? “When you see it in on the ground there’s a very suburban and rural feel in different parts of the city,” Edwards said. “So in a lot of ways it kind of shows what happens when humans get out of the way.”