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  • The Lansing Capitol

    Can we really run government like a business?

    Published on December 5, 2019

    While there are elements of business that can be used to improve government operation, the two are fundamentally different, and we need to remember that neither can, or should, operate just like the other.

  • Innovative budget process used by Muskegon county

    Published on December 3, 2019

    In 2012, Muskegon county utilized an innovative, collaborative budget process to solve revenue shortfalls and build teamwork that has proven to be successful over the past few years.

  • Charrette feedback loops used in the 101 Certificate Training materials from the National Charrette Institute.

    Not all public participation events are charrettes

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Charrette is a very specific type of public involvement system for design and planning projects. Do not be fooled by people calling every public participation event a charrette.

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