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.
Special Report: Can Governments Keep Up Their Open Data Initiatives?
May 30, 2012 - Open data may be cool, but is it useful, sustainable and cost effective?
Bexar County Pilots Public Access GIS
May 23, 2012 - System will grant novice users access to the wealth of geographic information contained in the county's GIS database.
At Issue: Total Cost of Ownership and the $12,000 Dog
May 14, 2012 - A spreadsheet used by Harris County, Texas, to calculate an IT system's total cost of ownership is also being used by local Boy Scouts for educational purposes.
Is Outsourcing IT an Option for Your Government?
April 30, 2012 - Four factors to consider from those who have done it.
Voting Information Project Takes Aim at Open Data, Social Media
April 23, 2012 - The Pew Center on the States, other public and private partners hope more states and localities will utilize its multifaceted voting information tool for the November 2012 election.
City Clerks Meet, Digitize
April 19, 2012 - The title "city clerk" should be changed, as it does not reflect the importance of the job.
Is the Internet of Things Finding Traction?
April 16, 2012 - At Issue: Currently the infrastructure necessary for broad deployment is lacking. That soon could change.
At Issue: Dreamers vs. Visionaries
April 09, 2012 - Visionaries build their own future. Dreamers sit on the couch and watch Star Wars.
San Diego County CIO Harold Tuck Retiring
April 06, 2012 - Tuck first joined San Diego County in 1986.
What Went Right: Mobile Devices
April 03, 2012 - I felt like a WWII radio operator set down in some post-war dream of the future, where cars flew and dishes washed themselves.
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