State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Cities take different tacks to tackle blight


  • Next City

U.S. cities are finding ways to address blight. Camden, N.J., plans to tear down 600 vacant buildings, while Detroit has unveiled an initiative that allows neighbors to purchase foreclosed homes. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Satellite network would provide Internet access in disaster areas


  • IBN Live (India)

OneWeb is planning to launch a large satellite network that would provide Internet access to underserved areas. It would also provide connectivity for emergency personnel and first responders in disa… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Chicago promotes bicycling to work in the winter



The 14th annual Winter Bike to Work Day is Friday in Chicago and will wrap up a weeklong "Roll The Cold Bike Challenge" aimed at promoting safer and easier biking in the city. An estimated 8,000 Chica… Read More