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March 14, 2011

The LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) guidelines have existed for some time now, but are getting a new focus with an exhibit in Chicago and the launch of the first comprehensive city plan to include LEED-ND guidelines.
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March 11, 2011

The Business Breakthrough Program targets midsize firms that often slip through the cracks of some contracting programs.

March 9, 2011

For over a decade, the City of New York has disposed of thousands of old subway cars by tossing them into the Atlantic Ocean. The "Artificial Reefs Program," as it is known, is considered by the city as an environmentally friendly method of disposal.
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New high-tech Bolingbrook facility meant to draw young professionalsThe shiny, LED-lit future of libraries opened Monday in Bolingbrook, promising to be a technology blueprint for others as iPads, Kindles and Nooks replace dusty old paperbacks.

March 8, 2011

Seattle adapted as the world changed and provides lessons for other cities, an economist writes.

In Washington, D.C., 28 miles of HOV lines make it very tempting to add a couple of passengers in your back seat. A booming, informal system has formed around just that, which locals call "slugging."
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New York City launched a new program designed to prevent that and save homeowners a lot of time, heartache and money.

Agency wants to serve as model of what works in creating sustainable facilities, senior official tells Nextgov.

March 7, 2011

Motorists parking in some of the busiest sections of downtown Boston can stop fumbling for quarters to feed the meter, at least for the next several months.

Louisiana is bringing together four child-serving agencies to form a Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) for youth with behavioral health needs, state officials announced last week. By combining efforts from various state agencies, the state hopes to save money, reduce duplicated efforts across agencies and increase the overall outcomes of the children they serve. In [...]

March 6, 2011

The broad series of reforms Governor Steve Beshear signed into law today puts Kentucky at the forefront of states advancing research-driven, criminal justice policies designed to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable and control corrections costs.

Departments across the country are enlisting trained amateurs to perform a broad and sometimes dangerous array of investigative duties.

IBM is helping cities become more efficient by visualizing and analyzing their physical and digital assets in real-time using location-based analytics. The company intends to do this with two municipal pilot projects in Wilmington, North Carolina and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The cities will use IBM software and embedded sensors to examine their infrastructure and operations [...]

March 3, 2011

March 1, 2011

A cohort of young graduates has done good because the economy did them wrong, data show.

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

February 28, 2011

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., announced Monday that his office now has an iPhone app. ...

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