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Making Our Cities Smart: Madrid’s Movement

Making Our Cities Smart: Madrid’s Movement

Madrid has designed the Madrid Intelligence Project (MiNT) with a citizen-centric approach to building a smarter city for the people, by the people. …

The Coming Revolution in Local Government Finance

The Coming Revolution in Local Government Finance

AI and Big Data are transforming how finance departments are doing their jobs. Local governments must move quickly to catch up in order to more efficiently and effectively manage taxpayer…

The Best Succession Planning Practices

The Best Succession Planning Practices

Here, Roger Kemp shares a set of succession hiring practices that he developed to use in local governments. He has implemented these practices to fill department head positions in smaller…

Intractable Problems and Government

Intractable Problems and Government

Intractable issues in government drag on and dominate public discussion, even when there are well-known deadlines and consequences for missing specific dates. Why is this so? …

Local Government Capacity-Building: A Regional Perspective

Local Government Capacity-Building: A Regional Perspective

Here we compare some major differences between local governments in the United States vs. local governments in Latin America with a focus on functional, fiscal and structural capacities.…

What Skills Are Important for Future Public Administrators in This Fourth Industrial Revolution Era?

What Skills Are Important for Future Public Administrators in This Fourth Industrial Revolution Era?

According to the World Economic Forum, future jobs will require skills beyond critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. Future workers’ skill sets must heighten if they are going to be…

A Question For All Nonprofits: Do You Know If You’re Effective?

A Question For All Nonprofits: Do You Know If You’re Effective?

Those of us working in the nonprofit sector often have a few lingering questions in the back of our minds. Is our organization's work enough? Does what we're doing matter?…

The Perseverance of Public Administrators When Faced With Election Fraud

The Perseverance of Public Administrators When Faced With Election Fraud

Data transparency and the ability to measure trending election irregularities is key to swiftly detecting instances of fraud. However, transparency in elections isn’t always inherent.…

Is Health Care a Civil Right or a Privilege?

Is Health Care a Civil Right or a Privilege?

Innovation is emerging rapidly today in terms of health-care-enabling solutions. As we shift to a quality vs. quantity health care model, technology infrastructure and cybersecurity are prime tools to ensure…

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Could Make Us Less “Testy”

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Could Make Us Less “Testy”

Mandatory standardized state public education testing—almost sounds totalitarian, doesn’t it? Why do we allow and support this level of administrative obligation? What do these tests give us? …

India’s Over-the-Internet Method of Handling Under-the-Table Deals

India’s Over-the-Internet Method of Handling Under-the-Table Deals

In India, bribes are commonly executed by those in power and have largely gone unchallenged. User-based online platforms can give people a voice in pressuring change for institutionalized corruption. …