Dear Omaha, Thank you for the lovely smiles…

I was asked to share insights about my experiences in Omaha, Nebraska in the memorable board of directors meeting in the office of P-MRNRD last November 09, 2017 attended by staff and employees of the office. and this is my evening privilege speech and story... To our Honorable Board of Directors, General Manager John Winkler, … Continue reading Dear Omaha, Thank you for the lovely smiles…

Cold weather in Northampton is nothing compared to my hosts warmth

Saturday, November 11 2017 – ICMA arranges shuttle to airport and flight to Washington DC – written on my schedule for tomorrow, and suddenly I wake up from beautiful dream for 4 weeks. In the past week in Northampton a lot has happened. Began with attending the Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Lyman Conservatory, Smith College. … Continue reading Cold weather in Northampton is nothing compared to my hosts warmth

Approaching the end: Reflection on Governance and Sustainability policies

In a flash, almost 4 weeks have passed, and what originally felt like a packed schedule now only reads "Saturday - Depart for DC". Since the last post, so much has happened.  We were privy to the city election process, which was unusual because even though there was a slight buzz in the air, offices … Continue reading Approaching the end: Reflection on Governance and Sustainability policies

Smart City : none is automatically smart only by ICTs (from ISOCARP congress)

The congress selected “Smart Communities” as the central theme, which is the other way to say about “smart city” issue. I think “smart city” might be the most popular language in urban discourse nowadays, after “green or sustainable city” term which was hipped in previous decade. However, by my naïve (or cynical) sight on having … Continue reading Smart City : none is automatically smart only by ICTs (from ISOCARP congress)

Frankfort’s Diary_ women’s leadership

Globally, there has been progress in terms of increasing the number of women in politics. But the figure is still only 23.3%, well below 50%. According to data from Inter Parliamentary Union, women's representation in Parliament in Europe: 26.5%, Asia 19.4%,  and Arab States: 17.4%. So how about in the US? Coming from Myanmar where … Continue reading Frankfort’s Diary_ women’s leadership

The ARCHIVES

The Archives can be summarised: 'To be true to ones own freedom, is in essence to honour and respect the freedom of all others' Dwight D.Eisenhower 1953 Independence and formation of s nation is a priceless treasure. And I had the privilege to capture the many first of America, The Constituition & The Bill Of … Continue reading The ARCHIVES