THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Social Equity Considerations: An Imperative in a Time of Pandemic

The decisions governments are making to cope with the spread of the coronavirus will disproportionately impact low-income communities. These decisions need to be made through an equity lens.

By Michael Jacobson, Deputy Director, King County Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget  |  March 30, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Working from Home Part II: 10 Apps to Keep You Productive

Last week, Governing’s senior writer Alan Greenblatt gave us his top 10 tips on how to stay on task while away from the office and co-workers. This week, we bring you Dustin Haisler’s 10 best apps for remote work.

By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor  |  March 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Legislative Watch: Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

State legislatures have introduced more than 200 bills relating to COVID-19 since the beginning of the year to address public health issues only government can handle. Here’s our rundown.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  March 27, 2020
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Local Government Inaction Creates Turbulence for Nascent Drone-Related Industries

As unmanned aerial technology advances, millions of dollars in new business activity and innovation need regulatory clarity from federal, state and, in particular, local authorities.

By Brent Skorup and Connor Haaland, Guest Columnists  |  March 27, 2020
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As Election Security Concerns Rise, Paperless Voting Falls

Once heralded as the solution to most election woes, our affinity for paperless voting technology has dimmed. Today, experts consider it one of the biggest liabilities, and favor a return to paper ballots.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  March 27, 2020
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Community Inspires Mayor to Serve with Integrity

His passion for authentic relationships helps Bryan Barnett to excel as mayor of Rochester Hills and as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Even in a time when the nation is without strategy, he continues to lead with integrity.


The number of electronic devices that Chicago Public Schools will distribute to students to use at home during this period of remote learning. The school district has already distributed 65,000 laptops and tablets to students in need.

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