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Congestion pricing: If it can’t make it in New York, can it make it anywhere?

GCN

Other cities are considering it, but all eyes were on the city that never sleeps. By trying to quell controversy over the downtown toll plan, the New York governor sparked new questions about transit funding, environmental goals and political consequences.

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Singapore’s National Library Board aims to unlock country’s rich heritage with AR app built by AWS Partner NCS

AWS Public Sector Blog

The vision of Singapore’s National Library Board (NLB) goes beyond making information accessible; the NLB is focused on bringing the richness of the nation’s cultural heritage right to the palm of your hand. As part of its LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) Singapore Storytellers initiative, the NLB seeks to nurture a stronger appreciation and understanding of the Singapore experience.

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Gen AI: A cognitive industrial revolution

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Silicon Valley pioneer Reid Hoffman explains why we should view generative AI as a “steam engine of the mind” that promises to profoundly alter our professional and personal lives.

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The 'silver tsunami' is here. Is government ready?

GCN

About 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day. As the nation’s aging population continues to climb, states and the federal government are working to get plans in place to care for older adults.

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A Guide For Everyone: Accessibility & Inclusivity Inspection Handbook

Dive into this comprehensive guide to inclusivity and accessibility! This handbook equips you with indispensable insights and practical strategies to ensure every space welcomes all. Whether you're an inspector, designer, or municipal employee, streamline compliance with regulations while fostering genuine inclusivity. From detailed checklists to case studies, we cover every aspect, empowering you to create environments that prioritize accessibility without compromising service.

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What is the future of travel?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Travel is roaring back after the COVID-19 pandemic nearly decimated the industry. Here’s what you should know about the journey ahead.

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How Nature-Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure are Helping Cities Meet Their Climate Action Goals

NLC (National League of Cities)

Advancing local climate action is essential not only to withstand unavoidable climate impacts, such as flooding and extreme heat, but also to strengthen community health and resilience.

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Southwest Connecticut Tech Hub launches in Stamford

The Whistle Post

Coinciding with Stamford Tech Week, the Stamford Partnership and Bridgeport based workforce development company The WorkPlace announced the launch of the Southwest Connecticut Tech Hub. The Tech Hub is a community designed to help connect talented employees with the tech businesses that are increasingly calling the state and cities like Stamford their home.

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Federal Agencies Embrace Zero Trust

FedTech Magazine

There’s no lack of news about cybersecurity breaches, unfortunately. The challenge of protecting an increasing number of devices, data, networks and everything else federal agencies rely on as they modernize never diminishes. While many new devices offer improved protections thanks to embedded security on chips, the theories and frameworks that truly protect those devices — and all of our data and information — continue to evolve.

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Financiers plan to launch a Texas-based stock exchange

GCN

The group announced Wednesday it raised $120 million in capital to start a CEO-friendly stock exchange that aims to capitalize on discontent over new rules and rising compliance costs at Nasdaq and NYSE.

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Human capital for the age of generative AI

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Shared prosperity can flow from new technology only if its adoption is accompanied by upgraded skills and proactive worker redeployment. In the age of generative AI, employers should be candid about nascent skills gaps, and governments should focus on enabling all workers to upgrade their skills in a timely and appropriate fashion, write Eric Hazan and Simon Johnson in Project Syndicate.

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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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Utah Gov. Cox to homeless providers: Produce results, or you could lose funding

GCN

Policymakers need to focus more on accountability—while also not forgetting compassion, the governor said.

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As Water Shortages Plague Bogotá and Other Cities, Nature-Based Solutions Can Help

The City Fix

Bogotá, Colombia is in the throes of a water crisis. After several months of dry weather caused by El Niño, the Chingaza reservoir system, which provides 70% of Bogotá’s water, reached its lowest level in history. The city’s over 8 million residents are.

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Productivity growth matters more than ever in a changing geoeconomic era

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Investment in productivity growth will be critical to shared prosperity even in Asian countries that have made huge strides over the past 25 years, write Chris Bradley and Gautam Kumra in Project Syndicate.

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