July 2013

Personal Rapid Transit Revival?

Personal rapid transit derailed in the 1970s. Some are ready to give it another try.

Inside the Civic Hacking Movement

How Gangplankers and other social entrepreneurs are radically changing how cities get their software.

Introducing the 21st-Century City Hall

These five platforms are helping redefine civic engagement.

Single-Vendor Purchasing for Data Centers

Proponents say vertical stacking simplifies your data center — but will you be locked in?


5 Lessons from Gov 2.0

How the Open Government Directive has shaped states and localities.

Four Questions

CIO Michael Powell Discusses Maryland's Push for Big Data

State chief innovation officer says CitiStat and StateStat management programs helped pave the way.


Amid Disaster, Oklahoma Students Design Tornado Drones

Students at the Oklahoma State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering designed preliminary storm drones that could someday gather data that saves lives.


New Products from GoSmart, Hippih, Logitech

Wrist rest, key ring alarm, iPad keyboard folio.

Point of View

Disaster Recovery in Oklahoma

Technology can be critical to emergency response and recovery efforts.

Public Safety

New App is Latest Evidence of Florida PD’s Aggressive Engagement Strategy

Boynton Beach, Fla., Police Department offers virtual chats with the chief, ride-alongs via Twitter, and now, an app created by a former police officer.

Case Study

How Tech Helped Manassas, Va., Conquer Long-Held Distrust

The city and school board in Manassas, Va., overcame past rivalries to develop a first-ever joint capital improvement plan, engaging citizens in the process.