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The United States Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager Program: A New Paradigm in the Management of Government

On Aug. 26 and 27, 2014, the accomplishments of the first ever class of 43 graduates from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Certified Public Manager (CPM) program were celebrated;…

The Half-Empty Cup in Our Population and Economy

As the result of the Great Recession in Europe and North America, there were 10,000 additional “economic suicides” according to a study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry. Led…

Alachua County’s Green Infrastructure Investment Program

Alachua County’s Green Infrastructure Investment Program

Since the 1990s, Alachua County has experienced extreme weather events, hurricanes, historic floods, droughts and wildfires. Florida’s climate is predicted to experience greater extremes in weather conditions, temperatures and water…

Protecting the Environment: What are the Benefits of Public Outdoor Spaces?

Protecting the Environment: What are the Benefits of Public Outdoor Spaces?

Public outdoor spaces create economic, social and environmental value for the community. Public spaces are all around us and have become important parts of the everyday life. This includes the…

Changing Approaches to Water Quality Administration in the Carolinas

Changing Approaches to Water Quality Administration in the Carolinas

For facilities operating in the Upper Saluda River basin in the upstate region of South Carolina, wastewater discharges are now managed at the basin scale, rather than at the individual…

After Oso: Revisiting Washington’s Forest Practices Act

After Oso: Revisiting Washington’s Forest Practices Act

In the wake of the Oso landslide on March 22, 2014, Washington’s policies for approving forest practices have become a politically salient issue. While the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)…

Open Governance: Engineering the Electronic Path to Participative Democracy

Open Governance: Engineering the Electronic Path to Participative Democracy

The Internet has facilitated initiatives of electronic governance worldwide, igniting considerations on making direct democracy a reality through many layers of e-democracy, at the core of which lands electronic participation.…

Culture and Values in a Globalized World: Immigration in America

Culture and Values in a Globalized World: Immigration in America

Culture is a design for living. Values are ideas about what is right and wrong, desirable and undesirable, normal and abnormal, proper and improper. Our world comprises many different cultures…

Effective Communication Tips for Collaborative Networks: Lessons from the Malaria in Pregnancy Program

Effective Communication Tips for Collaborative Networks: Lessons from the Malaria in Pregnancy Program

Malaria is considered the number one public health challenge in more than 90 countries inhabited by 40percent of the world’s population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the situation…

Sustainable Coastal Restoration and Stabilization: Living Shoreline Project on Florida’s East Coast

Sustainable Coastal Restoration and Stabilization: Living Shoreline Project on Florida’s East Coast

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Claire Connolly Knox, Linda Walters and Melinda Donnelly October…

Civilian Leadership in Government

Civilian Leadership in Government

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Ken Malmberg October 7, 2014 There is a tendency to…

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