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: 12-Step Program for Gun Violence
January 14, 2013 - Some things we can't change and will have to live with. For example, guns in America.
What Went Right: A Boring Day Without Murder
January 09, 2013 - "Mission accomplished, here's your walking papers."
At Issue: Technology and Preventing Gun Violence
January 07, 2013 - One decade-old technology offers some assistance in preventing gun violence, as well as in locating and responding to shootings very quickly.
eVermont Leaves Legacy of Help, Tools
December 26, 2012 - Physical "last mile" Internet connectivity goes hand-in-hand with demand.
When Good Projects Go Bad
December 17, 2012 - Risk-assessment strategy helps determine the severity of any problems and what resources should be brought to bear.
2012 Year in Review: BYOD
December 11, 2012 - A look at the trends that shaped how we work and live.
Special Report: Cybersecurity Handbook for Cities and Counties
December 10, 2012 - Cyberthreats are increasing in number and severity, but an ounce of prevention goes a long way toward protecting systems and information.
Mobile App Finds Available Parking
December 10, 2012 - A map displays the user's location and the number and location of parking spaces available in downtown San Carlos, Calif., in real time.
Encryption Key Management in the Cloud: Basic Concepts
December 05, 2012 - Take best practices for managing a city or county's most sensitive information into the cloud.
At Issue: County Opens Data Center to Private Startups
November 28, 2012 - Howard County, Md., uses empty data center space to host an "innovation showcase."
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