What makes an ideal community, and how can civic leaders help their cities, counties and regions evolve to better meet old necessities and new opportunities?
Wayne E. Hanson has been a writer and editor with e.Republic since 1989, and has worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and is currently editor and writer for Digital Communities specializing in local government. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education. He self-published three books of fiction and lives in Sacramento with his wife, Jeannie.
Are iOS and Android Devices Good Enough for Government Work?
January 30, 2012 - There are real concerns about the suitability of the new generation of consumer devices for front-line government use.
Vermont's Digital Development Starts on the Front Porch
January 23, 2012 - "When I go to town meeting it makes me more tolerant of different viewpoints and more appreciative of how difficult it is to govern. It makes us better 'small d' democrats.
The Cloud Builders: City and County of El Paso, Texas
January 16, 2012 - The city and county of El Paso transitions to a shared cloud with the help of some new approaches to IT.
The Cloud Builders: Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, Mich.
January 09, 2012 - Ann Arbor, Mich., CIO Dan Rainey details the many benefits the city and Washtenaw County have seen from sharing data centers and systems.
Can Cities Solve the Energy Conservation Penalty?
January 02, 2012 - As the smart grid and other technologies help customers reduce their consumption, cities will be hard-pressed to avoid rate hikes when their revenue decreases.
The Community Information Network in the Facebook Era
December 19, 2011 - St. Louis hopes to redefine neighborhood engagement within the changed world created by social media.
At Issue: Has the Citywide Wireless Train Left the Station?
December 12, 2011 - "I think if you're going to go into a system like this, you've got to focus on government services, because that's the only place you're going to get payback."
What Went Right? Meth Busts Drop 96 Percent
December 09, 2011 -
At Issue: DNA Delayed is Justice Denied
December 05, 2011 - While thousands of untested rape kits sit on evidence room shelves, DNA testing is used to catch tree thieves and dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets.
Is Smarter Transportation a Slippery Slope to Public Transit?
November 28, 2011 - Traffic deaths are at their lowest levels in decades, so will Americans be willing to turn driving over to automated systems?
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