Brandon Douglas was not hesitant to join the Marines. But his parents were opposed. The military is a place for degenerates, people that don't have money, they told him. People with no future.
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July 18, 2013
July 12, 2013
Since 2009, the L.A. Department of Water and Power's Landscape Incentive Program has convinced 850 area property owners to replace their grass lawns with more sustainable plants, mulch, and permeable pathways. Now DWP is upping the ante.
July 10, 2013
July 9, 2013
As cities aim to cut emissions, Vienna has introduced a network of electric buses whose batteries can be charged quickly using the citys tram equipment.
July 8, 2013
A program that has helped both teens who landed on the wrong side of the law and the victims of superstorm Sandy is back for the summer.
July 6, 2013
The Legislature has approved a proposal that could have students commit a percentage of future income for university payment, but it faces procedural and practical hurdles.
July 2, 2013
Seeking to maximize the power of the Internet to expand public outreach efforts, a plethora of engagement platforms have proliferated in recent years. Government Technology looks at five of the most promising new models of civic engagement.
We’ve been following the progress of several pilots using TV White Space Broadband (TVWS). Essentially, TVWS is the use of vacant TV channel spectrum to...
That most prosaic of public furnishings, the New York City park bench has morphed into a blank canvas on which designers, landscape architects and artists have unleashed their fantasies.
July 1, 2013
Districts across the country are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students fight to stay awake.
June 30, 2013
DataParis maps the secrets of the city using open data and metro stops. Photo by Zilverbat. Data visualizations and apps that rely on open data have become popular tools in the past few years. Data visualizations are wide ranging, from ...
June 25, 2013
The citys Transportation Department plans to install in the subways and on sidewalks a network of direction-oriented maps to help visitors, and even New Yorkers, find their way.
June 23, 2013
Chuck Wolfe suggests three, perhaps non-traditional ideas for how to inspire acceptance of change in our cities through accessible experiences.
The NYPD's newest incoming officers, set to graduate from the academy in a couple of weeks, got a lesson in cultural sensitivity from their boss on Thursday.
A new report prepared to inspire NYC's next mayor examines 15 'game-changing reforms' that have been implemented in cities around the world, and could be adapted to help solve New York's most pressing challenges.
June 20, 2013
It's a message busy New Yorkers hate to get: the low-battery message on your cellphone when there's no charger in sight.
June 19, 2013
How many times have you hunted in vain for a place to charge your phone for a few minutes while running between errands? Hunt no more. An experimental, and elegant, solar-powered cell phone charging station is set to hit the streets of New York.
June 17, 2013
The Bloomberg administration plans to announce shortly that it is hiring a composting plant to handle 100,000 tons of food scraps a year, or about 10 percent of the citys residential food waste.
June 16, 2013
Public libraries across the U.S. are getting into the online book-selling business, providing convenience for patrons but raising concerns that the sales threaten to commercialize the institutions.
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