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Water—A User’s Guide. Part One: Availability

Water—A User’s Guide. Part One: Availability

We tend to take water for granted until it is not available. In this article, we will explore issues of water that are of concern to public administrators and policymakers.…

DSJ in 2021—Reflections on the Repairing and Reflecting Webinar

DSJ in 2021—Reflections on the Repairing and Reflecting Webinar

On May 18, 2021, ASPA’s Section on Public Affairs Education, ASPA’s Section on Democracy and Social Justice and NASPAA’s Diversity and Equity committee teamed up and held the event, Reflecting…

Cities Need to Require Adequate Public Facilities for Development Projects

Cities Need to Require Adequate Public Facilities for Development Projects

While there is a critical role that the federal and state governments must play to maintain the nation’s infrastructure, cities can and must do their part to tie development to…

E-Government and Artificial Intelligence as Interventions to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

E-Government and Artificial Intelligence as Interventions to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

The gravity of COVID-19 required international collaborations and partnerships. April Heyward has been examining the employment of e-government and artificial intelligence as interventions to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of…

Homicides, Assaults and Shoplifting: Can Police Departments Address the Rising Crime Alone?

Homicides, Assaults and Shoplifting: Can Police Departments Address the Rising Crime Alone?

Communities across the country deserve to prosper in a safe environment. But the causes of the escalation of crime are multi-faceted, and span across multiple sectors. …

Waking from a Beautiful Dream: From Money-Making and Tireless Toil to Eudaimonia and Ataraxia

Waking from a Beautiful Dream: From Money-Making and Tireless Toil to Eudaimonia and Ataraxia

Many employees have begun quitting their current jobs for different careers. This piece will seek to shed light on some of the reasons for this behavior and the importance of…

State Infrastructure Programs as a Countercyclical Tool

State Infrastructure Programs as a Countercyclical Tool

Infrastructure investment is generally considered to be a highly effective engine of job creation, which is much needed during recessionary periods.…

Law Enforcement is a Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource

Law Enforcement is a Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource

Critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) are complex systems ensuring the safety and security of the nation. Overlooked as a social necessity in conversations to defund and abolish policing in…

A Perfect Storm for Policy Entrepreneurs to Increase Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Landlord Participation

A Perfect Storm for Policy Entrepreneurs to Increase Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Landlord Participation

The pending eviction tsunami is an example of an ideal window of opportunity for affordable housing policy reform as the paradigm shifts toward the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), formerly…

Part Three of a Three Part Series: How to Speed Mass Vaccination

Part Three of a Three Part Series: How to Speed Mass Vaccination

Process improvements at Hartford’s Dunkin’ Donuts Park clinic increase COVID-19 vaccination rate by 207% in five weeks.…

The Value of Public Service Exemplars

The Value of Public Service Exemplars

It is worthwhile in our contentious and polarized world to reflect on exemplars from small and large communities who strive to serve the public interest on a daily basis, often…