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.
At Issue: Has Voting Machine Integrity Improved?
October 24, 2011 - Researchers find machines can be hacked with just a few dollars' worth of parts, renewing old worries about system security.
How Voting Equipment Varies in the U.S.
October 24, 2011 - The Verified Voting Foundation is examining the newest data on electronic voting systems and election trends.
At Issue: Electronic Voting Machines
October 04, 2011 - Digital Communities Wants Your opinions, suggestions and ideas. This new "At Issue" feature will go on the Digital Communities website.
Drinking Water and Sewage -- May They Never Meet
September 30, 2011 - People take old pharmaceuticals and dump them in the toilet or -- to be delicate about it -- "excrete" them.
September 02, 2011 - The humble lifestyle of the homeless who recycle water bottles, urinate in the doorways of the affluent and get plenty of exercise and sunshine.
A Bridge or Tunnel to Somewhere
August 23, 2011 - There's something about big projects that awakens excitement within the breast of engineers, builders and visionaries.
Health Care "Hot Spotting"
August 12, 2011 - The "Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers" began to visit the worst patients in terms of costs, to see what could be done.
Counties Share IT Survival Strategies for Declining Budgets
July 25, 2011 - IT plays a large role as county executives find survival strategies for declining budgets
Kotaku Wamura Saves his Town
July 25, 2011 - How many "things that went right" are never noticed, much less celebrated?
Counties Convene, Share Survival Strategies
July 22, 2011 - "Wayne County, Mich. lost 50 percent of their IT people in the last three years. That's slash and burn."
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