Developing Right Brain Thinking

The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit will change the way you look at your life. If you want to change your life, you have to do something different. Whitney Ferre’ shares her incredible journey from non-artist to art center owner! With no...

Easter Literacy, Science, Math, Play, and Art Activities!

"Easter is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday...

Innovation and the importance of critical thinking

The more I hear from innovators (some successful, and others not so successful) on the importance of being able to make snap decisions based on intuition alone during critical stages of the innovation process, the more I’m convinced otherwise....

The Art and Science of Renzo Piano

For architect Renzo Piano, the building site is a magical place where the art of construction takes place. He calls his office the Building Workshop, acknowledging the birthplace of his designs in respect to their final outcome: a structure. Ambivalent about tradition, he sees creation...

Measuring Creativity in California and the Nation

The Conference Board and experts in the field say creativity is what the workplace will be demanding. California's proposed Senate Bill 789 establishing such a committee, similar to the one already signed by the Governor of Massachusetts, will develop an Index to measure and inspire...

Science Storms Artistically Delivered

Some of the best examples of dynamic learning happen outside of school. At the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the "Science Storms" installation captures the sensorial, experiential joy that children discover in science. At the ground level, the space is anchored by an...

Redefining “Local” Government

 John M. Eger – Huffington Post

Lionel Van Deerlin Professor of Communications and Public Policy, San Diego State University

Posted:  04/ 7/11 03:41

The new global knowledge based economy, not to mention our current fiscal crisis, demands that government rethink how to organize itself to be most competitive. That might mean cutting out a city council or two, a few mayors of other top administrative posts in the name of efficiency.

The idea of stimulating economic prosperity by reorganizing government, as Neil Pierce syndicated columnist has been writing for years, is that regions, or “citistates” as he calls them, should be looking to develop synergies with nearby cities or counties. “Cities and towns that have a shared identification,” he argues, “function as a single zone for trade commerce and communication and are characterized by social, economic and environmental inter-dependence.”

Most people already live in one jurisdiction, work in other, and play or dine in a third. They have no idea that this is so and that the cost to them is enormous because of the duplication and waste. Moreover, they do not realize that the new creative economy demands consolidation to save money of course. But more is at stake than simply, dollars, or even turf or power.

According to Bruce Katz, a founding director of the Metropolitan Economy Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., “There is a fundamental disconnect between how we live and work in large portions all over America and how we govern.”

STE[+a]M in Business: The Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit

Join us for the first-ever Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit hosted by Jennifer Lee, author of The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success. The summit features 10 leading creative entrepreneurs who will share their insider secrets on running a successful business on...