A major construction project is scheduled to begin this fall in San Francisco that will overhaul a two-mile stretch of urban state highway from sidewalk to sidewalk, from 15 feet below the ground to 30 feet above, and all the utilities and roadway in between. The Van Ness Improvement Project will fully transform one of… Read more »
Government agencies are constantly striving to better connect and serve citizens. Often, this has meant adopting new technologies as information consumption becomes increasingly computerized and mobile. To meet these changing trends, some government agencies are turning to text messaging services as an opportunity to engage easily and effectively. This switch is a smart one. As… Read more »
For local councils with a remit to recruit foster carers, two-way text messaging could be a valuable addition to their communications toolkit. Where ad campaigns, websites and social media fall short, text messaging comes into its own as a powerful engagement tool. Given the growing need to recruit more foster carers in-house and reduce the need to outsource… Read more »
Each year, more than 30,000 citizens return to Philadelphia from federal, state and county prisons. Most return jobless, without stable housing, and lacking the basic skills they need to succeed. For too long, the challenges facing this vulnerable population were largely ignored. However, in recent years the issue has gained a new sense of urgency, thanks to a growing dialogue around excessive incarceration, a need for greater public safety, and the desire to reduce costs for taxpayers.