Wednesday September 06, 2017

Causes and consequences of open space in U.S. urban areas is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

The provision of open space is at the heart of a complex arbitration of local public finance and urban quality of life. The amount of open space varies substantially across urban areas. This variation raises some natural questions: What determines the amount of open space in an urban area? How does the amount of open space affect housing prices and local tax revenues? How can we assess whether the amount of open space in urban areas is socially optimal?

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday September 05, 2017

Engaging public employees for a high-performing civil service is a 2016 report by the OECD.

How can governments reduce workforce costs while ensuring civil servants remain engaged and productive? This report addresses this question, using evidence from the 2014 OECD Survey on Managing Budgeting Constraints: Implications for HRM and Employment in Central Public Administration.

The results clearly illustrate the complex challenges facing civil services, such as how to reduce size and cost while still attracting and retaining high-calibre professional talent.

(Source: OECD)

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Friday September 01, 2017



The Emoji Map Generator can create an emoji map for any location in the world.

Select the area you want and click Generate.

You can also replace the available emojis with ones of your own choosing.


(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Sep 01, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share