Is remote work in local governments here to stay?
Brennan Kenny, Economic Development Champion for the Town of Innisfil, Ontario shares his thoughts on the future of remote work for local government and the importance of being forward-looking when considering staff engagement and service delivery.
What drives Adelaide’s ‘designed for life’ goal? Innovation.
The innovative City of Adelaide remains open to new ideas and opportunities to help drive city initiatives when it comes to engaging their residents and improving service delivery. A true innovative city ‘designed for life.’
6 Tips for creating a culture of innovation in your city
In order for real, sustained change to happen in local government, there needs to be a deeply rooted culture of innovation throughout the agency. We dive into 6 pieces of advice from London Ontario's Director of Information Technology, Mat Daley.
5 tips for creating a more “open government”
Rebecca Woodbury, former Director of Digital Service and Open Government for the City of San Rafael, shares tips for those looking to improve the employee and end-user experience by creating a more collaborative culture and focusing on open resources for efficiency gains.
Tempe, AZ introduces the first car-free neighborhood in U.S.
The city is partnering with a real estate developer to build a mobility-foused community where zero residents own a car.
London fights pollution with Ultra Low Emission Zone
The Greater London Authority charges a daily fee to any vehicle that doesn’t meet emission standards in the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Greater London Authority, GB
How to co-create data governance with your citizens
Anthea Foyer, Culture Planner for the City of Mississauga shares the importance of data governance and practical implementation tips from her own city.
Chesterfield, NH offers every resident broadband access
The town took advantage of a new state law allowing it to issue a bond and form a public-private partnership to bring high-speed internet to a previously underserved community.
4 ways local governments are driving community investment
Cities and counties are bringing the public into their fundraising process, offering bonds, shares, and other investment opportunities to drive innovation.
Waterly helps water utilities leverage tech on the go
The company provides software designed by water professionals to eliminate the manual work and enable seamless reporting and data sharing, saving water and wastewater utilities time and money.
Aurora embarks on new social innovation initiative
The second largest city in Illinois has launched Thrive Collaborative Center to promote local nonprofit growth, networking and success to support a stronger city.
Clark County, NV puts a hybrid spin on local government
The county’s human-centered approach promotes modernized services and workplace policies, while also retaining person-to-person connection.
Clark County, NV
Australian cities make the shift to 100% green energy
A number of cities are using wind, solar, and hydro power to run government and other city buildings — and they’re doing it in innovative ways.
Camden boosts digital engagement and will share the playbook
The London Borough of Camden received funding through the Local Digital Fund to make a digital “playbook” on consultation and engagement and to develop a digital site notice.