I’ve been asked about books I’ve written part of or have a relationship to. Since we’re in the relative quiet time of summer, I’m using this post to respond.
First, before this year, I wrote a chapter on “A New Kind Of Public Square For Urban America: How Sub-National Government Will Be Impacted In A Hybrid Physical-Virtual World Of Ubiquitous Communications”. It appears in Transforming American Governance: Rebooting the Public Square (Transformational Trends in Governance and Democracy) .
More recently published, in March 2014, was the compilation of essays, titled Smart Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future – A Global Perspective . The chapter I wrote focuses on “Beyond Smarter City Infrastructure – The New Urban Experience”.
As Senior Fellow at the Intelligent Community Forum, I’m also pleased to see the three co-founders of ICF write a new book in April 2014, titled Brain Gain: How innovative cities create job growth in an age of disruption . You can learn more about the book and the ideas in it at www.BrainGainBook.com .
Obviously, these books have a focus on big urban centers. But they have implications for smaller communities as well. For a flavor of that, you might want to register for Public Sector Digest’s webinar on “Small Communities, Intelligent Communities”. It will be held today, July 23, 2014 from 1:00 PM EDT to 2:00 PM EDT.
© 2014 Norman Jacknis