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Wheaton World Tour

Wheaton World Tour, April 5, 2014, 2 pm

After talking to the restaurants, we are moving back the start time of the Wheaton World Tour to 2 pm. We will meet at Siagonese Vietnamese, about a 5 minute walk from the Wheaton Metro. So far, we have about 40 people coming, and if you haven't yet signed up, we'd love to have you in our merry band! Feel free to click through and sign up.

We will be hitting the best cheap eats, and most hidden dive bars known to...us.
For the kids, there will be a foods of the world scavenger contest. For the adults, there will be a beers of the world scavenger contest.

Here is our tour so far (list subject to change):

Sigonese Vietnamese
Kantuntas (Bolivian)
Dessie Ethiopian
Nava Thai
La Rumba (Texy-salvador-Mex)
Limerick Irish Pub

Here is the map: https://goo.gl/maps/5dJj8

All of this is walkable from the Wheaton Metro (it ends a block away). There is parking throughout the area, if you’d like to drive. To bike from DC, you can take the Sligo Creek Trail.

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Invitacion

"Misión de Estudios a España" que se llevará a cabo en la Ciudad de Madrid los próximos 24 de Mayo al 2 de Junio del año en curso.

Esta Misión de Estudios está siendo organizada por la institución que me honro en presidir y que es una organización mexicana, sin fines de lucro, dedicada a la capacitación y al fortalecimiento de la capacidad de gestión de los Gobiernos Municipales de nuestro País y sus funcionarios, tanto de elección como de designación.

La Misión está orientada a Presidentes Municipales, Síndicos, Regidores y funcionarios de primer nivel y en el transcurso de la semana de trabajo nos adentraremos en temas como la gestión municipal en España, la integración Europea, la Seguridad Pública y las Obras y los Servicios Públicos.

Para mayores informes así como para registrarse a Misión de Estudios, pueden visitar nuestro portal en la siguiente dirección: Fortalecimiento Municipal, AC (http://fortalecimientomunicipal.org/inicio)

Transit Oriented Development (TODs) in Miami Dade County

3. Apply the TOD model for Miami’s FEC corridor
Transit Oriented Development (TODs) is defined as “residential and commercial centers designed to maximize access by transit and non-motorized transportation, and with other features to encourage transit ridership.”[9] A TOD neighborhood has a center with a rail or bus station, surrounded by relatively high-density development with progressively lower-density spreading outwards. It has been sited, along with smart growth and mix-use development, as answers to new problems of urban sprawl, pollution, and loss of farmlands and wetlands by the “New Urbanism” movement.[10] The basic premise of the TOD model is to create a mixed-use neighborhood accessible to other areas in the city.[11] Mixed-use development has shops, schools and other public services integrated among homes that can include condos, townhouses, single-family or multi-family located in a concentrated area. The shops are typically below the condos or apartments in large buildi…

Workforce housing Crisis in South Florida

1. “People follow jobs” and workforce housing Crisis in South Florida
Whereas FIU Metropolitan Center studies for Palm Beach and Broward Counties demonstrated a clear correlation between hosing demand and the economy of South Florida, their most recent study of Monroe County, the summer vacations place of Key West, shows ever further dismay. Startling statistics describe an aging population growing, as the working class is migrating out. For example, in 2006 the influx of newcomers continued (eight percent since 2005), but the overall Monroe County population decreased by six percent from 2000 to 2006.[1] The ratio of paid workers is low relative to the national average. Monroe County’s per capita income only increased from $26,102 to $36,564, or six percent from 2000-2006, whereas the rest of the country saw a great booming economy. And interesting, household earning social security income increased 16 percent in the same time period. It can be said that more Americans are retiring a…

Miami Dade's Struggles for Economic Development

1. “People follow jobs” and workforce housing Crisis in South Florida
Whereas FIU Metropolitan Center studies for Palm Beach and Broward Counties demonstrated a clear correlation between hosing demand and the economy of South Florida, their most recent study of Monroe County, the summer vacations place of Key West, shows ever further dismay. Startling statistics describe an aging population growing, as the working class is migrating out. For example, in 2006 the influx of newcomers continued (eight percent since 2005), but the overall Monroe County population decreased by six percent from 2000 to 2006.[1] The ratio of paid workers is low relative to the national average. Monroe County’s per capita income only increased from $26,102 to $36,564, or six percent from 2000-2006, whereas the rest of the country saw a great booming economy. And interesting, household earning social security income increased 16 percent in the same time period. It can be said that more Americans are retiring a…

Public Policy organizations

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) is a
section of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
ABFM aims to promote the professional development of budgeting and
financial management in the public and non-profit sectors. - See more
at: http://abfm.org

APPAM is a non-profit dedicated to improving public policy and
management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and
education.http://www.appam.org/  Most policy analysis has focused on
evaluating social policy--most fiscal policy issues is dealt with at
ABFM.

La Asociación Internacional de Escuelas e Institutos de Administración
(IASIA por sus siglas en inglés – International Associations of
Schools and Institutes of Administration) basada en Bruselas, Bélgica,
IASIA es una asociación de organizaciones e individuos interesados en
temas de administración pública y gestión. Las actividades de sus
miembros incluyen capacitaciones y educación de funcionarios y
administradores (www.iias-iisa.org)