Breaking New Ground: Promoting Environmental and Energy Programs in Local Government

Monday, June 20th, 2011 - 13:33
The survey asked questions regarding sustainability initiatives that have been undertaken by local governments. Over 2,000 local governments responded to the survey. The survey was developed by ICMA’s Center for Sustainable Communities, the Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University, the Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, and the Alliance for Innovation.

Florida to Become State To Watch With Switch to Medicaid Managed Care

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - 15:20
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 14:58
The GOP-controlled Florida Legislature has approved moving nearly all of the state's Medicaid recipients into a managed care system, according to the News Service of Florida.

Using GIS to Increase Citizen Engagement

Friday, April 16th, 2010 - 16:43
Federal agencies recently released their Open Government Plans on how they will actively engage citizens in agency decision-making efforts.  None, that I’ve seen in what I’ve read so far, are taking advantage of a growing trend to use geographic information systems (GIS) to increase citizen engagement.

Virtual USA and Web 2.0

Friday, March 19th, 2010 - 21:42
I’ve seen a number of intersting mapping applications being developed “on the ground” that engage citizens in a collaborative efforts to provide details about their communities.  The most common of these is OpenStreetMap.org, which advertises itself as an editable map of the world.

What Does a 21st Century Government Look Like?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 - 14:28
Senator Obama says we need to move from a 20th century government to a 21st century government.  Like Senator McCain, he is calling for a program-by-program review of the existing government.  But neither of them paint a picture of what a 21st century government might look like.