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Innovative Report Series to Help Inform Decisions by Utility Regulators, Policymakers and Electric Industry

December 7, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

The electric industry in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes for a number of reasons, including new and improved technologies, changing customer desires, low load growth in many regions, and changes in federal and state policies and regulations. A new…

Municipal Utilities Drive Sustainability in Smaller Cities

August 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

BINGHAMTON, NY – Small cities and rural areas lag behind in environmental protection policymaking because they often lack the financial or technical…

Western Governors Approve Policy Resolutions on Transportation, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Agriculture, Water Resource Management, Minerals

July 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

Western Governors formally approved five new policy resolutions at the Western Governors' Association 2015 Annual Meeting in Incline Village, Nev., on…

The UK Infrastructure Act Becomes Law

February 16, 2015 - in Financial, Planning, Roads

The Infrastructure Act passed Parliament and received Royal Assent at the end of last week. The Act creates Highways England, a government-owned company to operate the UK's major roads with access to long term stable funding to ensure improvements are streamlined,…

Tackling Systematic Cost Overruns in Infrastructure Projects

February 4, 2015 - in Analysis, Financial, Planning, Transportation

PARIS, Feb. 4, 2015—Systematic cost-overruns in major capital infrastructure projects have significant implications for public policy decision makers: Projects that cost more than planned create budget pressures and this can translate into political difficulties.…

Cultivating Community Potential through Economic Gardening

August 21, 2014 - in Analysis, Column, Financial, Planning

With the global financial crisis, many local communities struggle to stay afloat. Despite the many ongoing conversations about the nation’s economy and what needs to be done to fix it. Detroit is the latest casualty of this unsustainable economic climate,…

UK Government Makes Radical Reforms of the Planning System Part of Long-term Economic Plan

August 3, 2014 - in Land Development, Planning, Projects

Local residents will have a greater say over the future development of their area, under plans announced by Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis today (31 July 2014). Radical reforms of the planning system have been made as part of the government’s…

Caltrans Director Named President of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO)

July 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty on Wednesday stepped into the role of president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) at the organization's annual meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. He previously served as vice president.…

The U.S. Conference of Mayors: The Nation’s Mayors to Gather in Dallas This Summer

June 9, 2014 - in Projects

Under the leadership of USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and host Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, more than 200 of the nation's mayors from cities large and small will convene in Dallas at the OMNI Dallas Hotel to urge Congress to work in a bipartisan…

The President of the World Water Council Addresses Water Leaders at the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

May 20, 2014 - in Announcement, Water

The Water Leaders Summit is a pillar event of SIWW and consolidates the insights, perspectives, and expertise of top international water leaders in a single global arena. The Summit brings government, international organizations, and industry players together…