State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Chilean city copes with nearby volcanic eruption

4/23/2015

  • CityLab

The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday in Chile, and its ash plume is visible from Puerto Montt, a city about 20 miles away. The volcano last erupted in 1972, and officials were not actively monitoring… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

NextNav phone chip tracks altitude to help locate 9-1-1 callers

4/21/2015

  • WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.)

NextNav is showing the Federal Communications Commission and 9-1-1 centers new technology that tracks altitude and could help first responders locate callers using wireless phones inside tall building… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Orlando, Fla., turned parking spaces into parks for Earth Day

4/23/2015

  • WKMG-TV (Orlando, Fla.)

Orlando, Fla., celebrated Earth Day by turning metered parking spaces along a stretch of Rosalind Avenue into mini-parks and green space. Eight businesses took part in "One Less Car, One More Park," a… Read More