State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Ethiopian capital to build light-railway system


  • AllAfrica Global Media

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is predicted to grow from 5 million to a population of 8 million by 2020, and the country is building a 59-stop electric light-railway system to serve the city. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

FirstNet, RIC-M initiatives address interoperability challenges


  • Business Solutions magazine

First responders, along with federal and local agencies, face challenges due to the limited interoperability of video surveillance. FirstNet should ease those challenges, along with the Radio Internet… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Groups offer guide to marrying health, community design


  • Health Affairs Blog

Three groups have collaborated on a toolkit of recommendations for communities to promote the health and well-being of residents. Walkways and bikeways are encouraged, along with aesthetically pleasin… Read More