City Administration

The Power of Mayoral Control in Overhauling a School System

Some schools occasionally closed in the winter because the heating systems didn’t function, and they shuttered in the summer because air conditioners...

How a Smart City Tackles Rainfall

Sensors are increasingly-valuable tools for better understanding, managing, and planning urban environments. In Chicago, for example, the city’s recen...

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City Administration

The Promise of Data and Collaboration in Tackling Homelessness

Cities addressing homelessness face numerous challenges: counting and classifying populations; defining and pursuing actionable goals; harnessing reso...

Burgh’s Eye View

The proliferation of civic tech projects has led to a growing number of vendors who offer off-the-shelf products for cities and municipalities. At the...

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Successfully Staffing the Cloud

Many state, city, and county IT offices are caught in a bit of a Star Trek-ian time warp — professional staff members originally recruited for an on-p...

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