January 1, 2006
Water Infrastructure Homeland ...
- Written by American City & County Administrator
- 1st January 2006
Digital mapping tool gives land managers, policy makers, access to site-specific climate dataThere’s an intrinsic link between America’s most biodiverse forests and those that hold the highest potential for future carbon sequestration—the capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. A recently released mapping tool gives cities and counties of all sizes access this climate data, which developers say can help officials identify important regions and focus conservation efforts. “Conserving these […]
Procurement can help shape public policy and help small, disadvantaged businesses thriveCeleste Frye, co-founder and CEO of New York City-based Public Works Partners, a consulting and planning firm, speaks highly of public procurement departments across the U.S. “In our work with large city procurement offices, we see that these entities are working to make procurement faster and fairer.” Frye knows of what she speaks: she has […]
The art of the public art installation: Building a vision with communitiesSome of us view public art installations simply as points of interest when we tour unfamiliar neighborhoods. But there’s nothing simple about these installations. For municipalities, they can foster a sense of community and belonging, or they can backfire and become a source of controversy. It’s critical, therefore, that municipalities choose public art with care […]
Webinar: Developing an emergency mass-communication strategy is criticalOn a November evening five years ago, Tennessee firefighters fielded calls about a fire burning in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Gatlinburg. A few days later, high winds pushed the fire into the park’s Chimneys Picnic Area—out of control. Today, the Chimney Tops 2 Fire is considered one of the most devastating fires in the state’s history. Cell phone reception went down. The region’s 9-1-1 […]