| March/April 2001

The mayor of Ringerike, a town of 28,000 people northwest of Oslo, Norway, parks himself on a bench in the town square each Wednesday at noon to meet with his constituents, according to reports from the Global Ideas Bank ( Kolbjörn Kvaerum has been checking in with the people at this locale since 1993, regardless of the weather.

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