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October 14, 2012

Lowell2020

by at 10:35 am.

In case you missed it (it’s been passed around Facebook), George DeLuca has a new collaborative blog called Lowell2020. It’s been added to the Lowell blogroll. Says the blog about the collaborative: “Lowell2020 is a new collaborative in Lowell, MA. The Lowell2020 blog exists to seek out and clarify Lowell’s vision for the future.” It is also a new LTC program and WCAP radio segment.

George has already been busy over there with quite a number of posts, ranging from cultural and arts to political and technocratic (the latest is a technical look into the Ameresco contract).

The only thing I find confusing about the blog (and this is just a minor nitpick) is that there is no author listed on posts, and if these are collaborative and not a single-author blog, it’d be great to attach a name (or nickname) to contributions. Since it’s a wordpress.com blog I’m not sure if one can even change the WP template or not, but it might be a useful add.

Lowell has no shortage of community-minded individuals willing to put type to pixel and start a conversation, that’s for sure! Welcome to the blogosphere, Lowell2020! (Facebook page is here if you want to keep up with the latest.)

2 Responses to “Lowell2020”

  1. George DeLuca Says:

    Thanks for the welcome Lynne …”A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

    I rolled out the blog on Oct. 8 without regard for templates, fonts, etc. I don’t think the current template allows for much in the way of changes unless you fork over $30 for the upgrade. So if you see a sudden change in templates or whatever, its probably going to be for the better.

    So far all the posts are mine, but I haven’t figured out how to show the author yet. Its on my priority list. I’ll apply a temp fix in the meantime.

    In terms of the “Lowell2020″ program, there will be periodic open meetings somewhere downtown to discuss issues affecting Lowell’s future. Additional bloggers will be welcome to climb on board as we go. Email me if interested george@cometolowell.com .

    Yes, there will be a TV show on LTC called “Lowell2020″. And currently, my radio program “The Lowell
    Connection” is on WUML 91.5 (not WCAP, though the segment appeared there through last year). All the segments from both stations are in the podcast journal at http://cometolowell.com/WUML.htm .

    “Lowell2020″ is a direct descendent of ComeToLowell.com which just completed its third year of a 5 year roll out with peak traffic records. “Lowell2020″ will take it from here, and ComeToLowell.com is now a subset of “Lowell2020″.

    “Lowell2020″ applies focus to what LOWELL wants to be exactly.

    Stay tuned …

  2. Lynne Says:

    Let me know if you need any help, George!

    Sorry about the radio mix up…apparently I read through the front page a bit too fast. :)

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