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Housing and care costs leave aging Americans with limited options

GCN

With adults over 65 already 17% of the U.S. population, communities need to prepare for the growing number of older adults who need both affordable housing and care, experts say.

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Preview: What would it take to scale critical climate technologies?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Many of the climate technologies needed to achieve deep decarbonization already exist. The challenge now is accelerating innovation and scale-up to achieve technical and commercial breakthroughs.

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Top highlights from AWS worldwide public sector partners at re:Invent 2023

AWS Public Sector Blog

Jeff Kratz, right, and Thomas Siebel, center, listen as Jason Bonci talks during their fireside chat at the AWS Partner Keynote at re:Invent 2023. This week, the city of Las Vegas served as a vibrant hub of energy and creativity during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2023 conference. This is my 11th year participating in re:Invent and I continue to be awestruck by the innovative ideas and value that AWS Partners bring to our customers.

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New-business building: A winning strategy in uncertain times

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

History has shown that building new businesses amid economic volatility is an offensive play that tends to reward companies with higher revenue growth and earnings compared with peers that retrench.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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EPA proposes all lead pipes be replaced within 10 years

GCN

The requirement would be a “massive unfunded mandate,” said a group representing local water utilities. But it does give cities, particularly those with lots of lead pipes, some leeway.

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When a transaction forges a transformation

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

An approach to M&A integrations that looks beyond combinatorial synergies can be the starting point for broader transformation.

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Smart Cities Connect 2023: How Environmental Factors Drive Municipal Investments

State Tech Magazine

Municipal officials gathered this week in National Harbor, Md., to share lessons learned from smart cities projects, and a panel on Thursday reflected on how the environment affected infrastructure planning. In Mesa, Ariz., city officials recently took a hard look at engineering standards for building fiber networks, Harry Meier, Mesa’s deputy CIO for innovation, said at Smart Cities Connect 2023.

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Management Practices and Resources to Combat the Effects of Climate Change on Healthy Housing

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Green & Healthy Homes Initiatives Climate Change Impacts Extreme heat and the combination of high heat and humidity pose serious risks to human health.

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Child care programs see closures, resignations and tuition hikes after federal funding expires

GCN

In West Virginia, providers and parents are feeling the impact on the other side of the "child care cliff.

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Cusp of new era in Asia

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

New strategies will be needed as it is going to be very different from the past 30 years when the continent, with China at the vanguard, surged to global prominence, write Jeongmin Seong and Nick Leung in China Daily.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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Other cities take note as New York City tells Airbnb: Fuhgeddaboudit

GCN

If NYC’s crackdown on short-term rentals succeeds, other places might follow suit.

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Getting warehouse automation right

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A warehouse automation revolution is underway, but too many projects are not delivering the results.

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Improve Contact Center Efficiency with Cloud and Digital-First Services

FedTech Magazine

Despite digital-first customer service taking off in the private sector, citizens still strongly prefer phone calls and in-person visits for engaging with government agencies. It could be that they enjoy interactions with dedicated and knowledgeable staff members. It could also be that the presence of legacy technology infrastructure makes digital interactions difficult.

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Decarbonizing P&C claims

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Property and casualty claims can drive significant progress toward decarbonization goals—and in doing so, deliver better business outcomes.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization. It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable opera

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Securing the Software Supply Chain Takes on New Urgency

GovLoop

Developers don’t write software these days, so much as they compile it. “A modern application typically consists of 80 to 90% of software components that your developers didn’t write,” said Brian Fox, chief technology officer and co-founder of Sonatype , whose products help control open source risk. The software supply chain includes frameworks, user-interface components, logging tools, and a range of other nuts-and-bolts elements, all shared via repositories.

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Discover Opportunities: Government Jobs in Palm Beach County

Careers in Government

Discover government career opportunities in Palm Beach County with Careers in Government. Embrace the sun, sand, and endless possibilities. The post Discover Opportunities: Government Jobs in Palm Beach County appeared first on Careers in Government.

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Would a liberal arts degree benefit you?

The Lowe Down

In a Georgetown study, researchers collected the 10-year net present value (NPV) of a degree from each of 210 liberal arts colleges. While the median 10-year NPV of a liberal arts degree ($54,400) is significantly lower than that of an engineering degree ($72,200), there are many liberal arts colleges with high NPV, such as Claremont McKenna College ($87,000).

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Village of Southampton, NY Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The NY Village expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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CFP: 10th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'24 - Valencia, Spain - June 2024)

A Library Writer's Blog

HEAd'24: Call for Papers 10th International Conference on Higher Education Advances June 18 - 21, 2024. Valencia, Spain [link] twitter: @headconf We are delighted to announce the 10th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'24). Over the past decade, each edition has attracted more than 250 participants from more than 50 countries.

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Northampton Borough, PA Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The PA Borough expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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Swindon Borough Council makes vital public information more accessible using Amazon Bedrock

AWS Public Sector Blog

Emerging technologies such as generative artificial intelligence (AI ) streamline business processes and allow providers of public services to connect with citizens in new and intuitive ways. For example, local councils can draw on cloud-based AI tools to make content more understandable. This is something we’re focused on at Swindon Borough Council , a local authority in England.

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Mitchell County, NC Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The NC County expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored. Insights into outsourcing collaborations, digital twins, safety enhancements, and the broader industry evolution highlight the critical adaptation needed.

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What @sog_ced is reading online: November 2023

Community and Economic Development Program of UNC

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates. Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina: NY Times article on the tensions between growth and hurricanes in the Coastal Carolinas: for every home bought out in NC between 1996-2017, more than 10 new ones were built in the state’s floodplains.

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Union County, SC Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The SC County expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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Housing Affordability & Income Disparities: A Close Look at Palm Springs

Policy Chats

In this episode, Mayor of Palm Springs Grace Garner talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about housing afforability, income disparities, and gentrification in the context of Palm Springs. About Grace Garner : Grace Garner earned her Bachelor of Arts from the Pitzer College in Political Studies and Gender/Feminist Studies before receiving her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law.

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Trotwood, OH Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The OH City expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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Efficiency and Sustainability: Leveraging Digital Solutions in Facility Operations

Speaker: Alan Kavanaugh, BA, CRM, CCPI ​​​​​​​Director of Loss Control & Risk Management

This session is designed to unveil the transformative potential of digital solutions in reshaping conventional practices, offering a roadmap towards greener and more efficient facilities regardless of municipality size. Attendees will learn: Insights into cutting-edge trends and strategies in sustainable facility management. Practical knowledge to effectively incorporate digital solutions for operational efficiency.

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To Be AI-Ready, Agencies Must Break Free From the Chaos of Connectivity

GovLoop

An interview with Darryn Graham, Solutions Architect with Software AG Government Solutions, and Fabien Sanglier, Chief Solutions Architect at Software AG Government Solutions Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to transform nearly every aspect of agency operations. But to take advantage of generative AI and related solutions, agencies need to get their data under control.

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City of Wheeling, WV Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The WV City expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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Rutland, VT Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The VT City expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.