When Lafayette, Louisiana set out to build a high-speed fiber optic data network, legal challenges caused major delays. Other cities are likely to experience the same issues as they try to expand their information infrastructure.
Aug 23, 2009 Governing
Telecommuting should be considered an aspect of transportation, according to this piece from <em>New Geography</em>.
Jul 10, 2009 New Geography
The city of San Jose decides against adding filters to public library computers to block websites with pornography.
Apr 25, 2009 San Jose Mercury News
This piece from <em>NPR</em> looks at the debate over plans to use more than $7 billion from the stimulus plan to expand broadband Internet access in rural areas.
Feb 19, 2009 NPR
The mayor of San Francisco delivers his annual state of the city message in ten 45-minute segments on YouTube rather than in person.
Dec 3, 2008 NPR
In thousands of planning and zoning laws across the nation, official announcements are required to be published in the local newspaper of "general circulation." In an era of newspaper decline and expanding diversity of media, are these laws becoming obsolete? Furthermore, should we be concerned with newspapers at all if a newer, more universally accessible medium is available: the Internet?
A variety of announcements are legally required to be published in a local periodical of "general circulation," sometimes in addition to being published in an official government gazette. Opinion
Sep 28, 2008 By
<p>An online "time bank" has opened in Los Angeles, allowing members to barter services with each other.</p>
Aug 1, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
<p>With increasing amounts of data collected and held by governments, there's a lot of opportunity to make use of it for the betterment of communities, according to this column from Neal Peirce.</p>
Jul 29, 2008 Citiwire
<p>The rise in virtual connections and Internet-based communities had many worried that traditional community interaction was dying out. <em>Governing</em>'s Alan Ehrenhalt argues it hasn't yet, and probably won't.</p>
Jun 19, 2008 Governing