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October 1, 2013

In a city that has long typified auto-centric sprawl and unplanned growth, a funny thing is happening. An urban revival has taken root as the city competes with its suburbs and other big cities to attract residents and businesses.

September 30, 2013

Students from the University of California, San Francisco, will be able to share their knowledge with the public and do research that has a life beyond the classroom.

The residents and retailers of Pioneer Square don’t just want a public loo. They need it. The smell of pee permeating from street corners and alleys is truly unpleasant for visitors. Seattle’s most storied district should elicit fond memories, not disgust and wrinkled noses. Seattle&rsqu

Tearing down vacant blocks isn't enough

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is full of big ideas about technology’s effect on citizen engagement. He addressed a small audience at the University of California, Berkeley about the topic earlier this month as a keynote speaker for an event, Can Open Data Improve Democratic Governance?, hosted by a partnership between the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Institute of Governmental Studies.
Newsom set aside some time before his speech to discuss many of the same issues with Government Technology.
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Last week, Denene Butts found out she was one of more than 30 veterans selected to move into Cedar Grove Apartments, the first permanent rental housing complex in Hampton Roads for disabled and homeless veterans.

An unprecedented study is tracking the behavior of drivers in the U.S. using cameras and sensors to observe how they interact with their vehicle and the road. Researchers hope to better understand the causes for collisions, and how to prevent them.

September 22, 2013

At 5:49 p.m. on a January day, Pvt. Jordan DuBois posted on his Facebook page: "I'm goin to kill myself this is my last post ... miss u all..."

3 lessons from what powerful partnerships can create.

September 18, 2013

Julia Thayne reports on the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony and Conference, September 4-5 in London. In many places in South America, owning a car is equated with obtaining high socioeconomic status. During recent years, however, cities such as Bogota, ...

More than 10,000 veterans have enrolled in Houston in a nationwide program designed to understand the role genes play in health and eventually improve ways of preventing and treating illnesses.

September 15, 2013

Introducing the nation's first all-digital library

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

More school districts buying tablets to help boost learning.

September 13, 2013

Several federal entities, including the Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GAT Board), the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Recovery Board), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), have initiatives under way to improve the accuracy and availability of federal spending data. The GAT Board, through its working groups, developed approaches to standardize key data elements to improve data integrity; link financial management systems with award systems to reconcile spending data with obligations; and leverage existing data to help improve oversight. With no ...

Chicken nuggets and pizza are out, stir fry and brown rice are in. The students at Bayside/MLK Academy in Marin City are eating healthy this new school year thanks to a pilot program — "The Conscious Kitchen" — that uses local, organic and natural foods for campus meals.

A pilot program operated by New York's DOT will gather data from 500 city motorists' vehicles in order to find problematic city streets and help drivers reduce their gas use and increase their safety.

Middlesex County in New Jersey added a Mobile Command Center to the County Prosecutors emergency response fleet. The vehicle was purchased with $180,768.22 in state Homeland Security Grant funds.

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