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New ‘Case Studies in County Governance’ Report Released (Mar 28)
The National Center for the Study of Counties recently released its latest study, Responding to the New Realities: Case Studies in County Governance. More from NACo's County News.

Building Digital Communities: New Resources Available (Mar 28)
With the release of Building Digital Communities: A Framework for Action and its companion primer Building Digital Communities: Getting Started, communities have a new resource to help set a vision for the future. More from ICMA.

Death to the McMansion (Mar 28)
How charm and convenience can make our communities more resilient—and save our economy. More from Slate.

Social Media Still Has Skeptics in Government (Mar 28)
Social media and networking websites have spanned the globe, but these free-to-use online services continue to be greeted with skepticism within some government workplaces. More from Government Technology.

Building Knowledge through CityLinks (Mar 28)
Local government professionals worldwide have a new forum for sharing knowledge about three interrelated urban challenges: climate change, food security, and water and sanitation. More from ICMA.

The Quest to Make Regulatory Reform Work in Seattle (Mar 28)
Early last year, Mayor Mike McGinn convened a roundtable group of Seattle business, environmental and neighborhood representatives to consider land use regulatory reform with jobs in mind. More from The Atlantic Cities.

County Jails Join Internet Video Visitation Trend (Mar 28)
County jails from Minnesota to Florida are starting Internet-based video visitation systems that allow people to visit jail inmates from anywhere around the world. More from NACo's County News.

U.S. Poised For Passenger Rail Boom (Mar 28)
Of planes, trains, and automobiles, only one can accommodate America’s growing need for urban and intercity transportation, according to a panel of transportation officials who gathered recently in Chicago. More from Forbes.

Greening Government's Fleet of Big Trucks (Mar 28)
Street sweepers, snow plows and fire trucks will soon be cleaner and more fuel efficient under new emissions standards. More from Governing.

Where the Green Jobs Are (Mar 28)
Green jobs are often said to be a key growth area of the future. But according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 3.1 million people, 2.4 percent of all American workers, were employed in "green goods and services" jobs in 2010. More from The Atlantic Cities.

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