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.
NIST Unveils Zero Net Energy House
September 17, 2012 - The 2,700-square-foot house with 1,500-square-foot basement and garage equipped to charge electric vehicles produces as much energy as it consumes.
Have Hackers Won?
September 12, 2012 - Buggy code and cyber security: a conversation with Steven Bellovin.
At Issue: 6 Things You Can Do to Defend Against Cyberattacks
September 05, 2012 - A jurisdiction can reduce exposure significantly with a few simple actions.
Special Report: How Strategic Sourcing Helps Local Government Spend Smarter
August 31, 2012 - Outsourcing and shared services help local governments in tough times.
Feds Rethink Public Safety Network While Locals Stew
August 29, 2012 - With passage of new public safety broadband legislation earlier this year, the federal government is trying to put the brakes on these projects to ensure they fit in with the emerging national network - and in some cases that's spurring frustration.
Why Farms Need Wireless Broadband (VIDEO)
August 24, 2012 - Fresno, Calif., works to roll out wireless broadband across a landscape populated primarily with fruits and vegetables.
What Went Right: Digital Publishing
August 20, 2012 - Book publishing is now a cottage industry, a democracy of ideas, producing works that range from incomprehensible to profound.
National Public Safety Network Begins to Take Shape
August 20, 2012 - Harris County, Texas, rolls out the first pieces of what could become a nationwide broadband wireless network for public safety.
Objections to New York City’s Attempts to Prevent Crime and Terrorism
August 13, 2012 - Did anyone notice what didn't happen at the Olympics just concluded in London? No terrorist incidents.
Phoenix Launches Security and Privacy Website for the Public
August 08, 2012 - "Protection against cyber threats and cyber crime is also a public safety issue."
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