Gov 2.0 News

May 2, 2011

Authorities in Connecticut are taking steps to help prison inmates cope with a problem that affects them and inmates around the nation: child-support debts that mount while they're behind bars.

April 28, 2011

BasicGov Systems, Inc. has launched BasicGov GIS Connector. The software will provide state and local governments with GIS mapping tools for land and citizen management functions such as land use, zoning, parcels, permits, inspections, plans, or code violations. The software works with Esri’s GIS system and organizes GIS information as layers on existing maps. Users [...]

States and local governments across the U.S. are adopting strong complete streets policies, reports the National Complete Streets Coalition. The new report rates written policies on the strength of their inclusion of a list of policies.
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April 25, 2011

Events for black, gay, transgender youth mix entertainment, free testing, educationThe party for some 400 of Baltimore's gay and transgender community of color, held at a downtown hotel, included fishnet stockings and stilettos, music and dancing — as well as bowls of condoms and free HIV testing.

Central High in Detroit, the first public high school in Michigan, has undergone many changes. The latest, coming in the fall, could be the most dramatic. The 153-year-old monument to public education is one of seven in a new program that divides traditional high schools into smaller student bodies — or "schools within schools."

April 22, 2011

The United Nations will be hosting an exhibition on design solutions to improve the quality of life for the urban poor. Titled, Design for the Other 90%: CITIES, the exhibition is by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian ...

April 20, 2011

Central High in Detroit, the first public high school in Michigan, has undergone many changes. The latest, coming in the fall, could be the most dramatic. The 153-year-old monument to public education is one of seven in a new program that divides traditional high schools into smaller student bodies — or "schools within schools."

April 19, 2011

Another look at Edward Glaeser's provocative new book Triumph of the City, this time by reporter Mary Newsom and with a focus on Glaeser's opinions on the city and the environment.
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April 17, 2011

Manhattan's pedestrian plaza's are associated with increasing vitality, reducing congestion, and now this new study shows, improving air quality be reducing concentrations of nitrogen oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
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April 16, 2011

No longer will Winston-Salem commuters have to hunt for change to pay to park downtown.  

A growing number of cities and towns are voting to or considering allowing golf carts on public roads.

The standards agency has posted photos of scientific instruments developed over its 110-year history to its digital archive and is asking for help identifying and placing them in historical context.

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April 14, 2011

Veterans Affairs teams up with health IT group to reduce time needed to access medical records.

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The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
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As a contingency plan for future storms, a dozen officers are learning how to get into locked cars, prep vehicles for towing and operate the trucks.

Police agencies are using social networks to identify and capture suspects, but the officers need to be careful using the sites, panelists said at a conference April 5.

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