State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Brazilian city struggles to develop waterfront


  • Next City

The city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, is attempting to craft a cohesive plan for 38.5 miles of waterfront along Guaiba Lake. Part of the urban waterfront boasts bike trails and jogging paths, but the majo… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Navy Yard shootings offer lessons for first responders


  • Washington Times, The

Lessons learned by police and military first responders one year after the Washington Navy Yard shootings include the need for special response teams and for police to wear ear buds to hear radio call… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Wis. invites residents and visitors to submit state park photos for online contest


  • La Crosse Tribune (Wis.)

Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources is holding a statewide photo contest for nature lovers. Area residents and visitors are invited to submit photos of Wisconsin state parks, forests, trails a… Read More