How COVID-19 Is Remaking Citizen Engagement
Government Agencies Embrace Digital Tools, New Processes to Communicate With Stakeholders
No matter their motto, all government entities now essentially exist under a single banner: In Zoom we trust.
Once the online meeting tool of choice for the slickest of tech companies, this now-ubiquitous online meeting platform has gone mainstream among the municipalities and regulatory agencies whose traditional method of stakeholder engagement -- the in-person meeting -- has been sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of course, Zoom is just one of the dozens of online tools that have gone from “nice-to-haves” to necessary for the regulators and administrators overseeing America's response to the coronavirus crisis.
A Discussion with Hemmera
How a Canadian environmental consulting firm is using innovation to create efficiencies and find new opportunities
As a leading Canadian environmental consultancy, Hemmera can be found evaluating the ecological impact of some of the highest-profile projects in the country -- from wind farms in British Columbia to electricity projects in the Yukon.
5 Things to Know About The NEPA Rollback
What Trump's Attempt to Limit Environmental Review Really Means
Last week, President Trump took his deregulation campaign to the heart of America's environmental law, proposing to scale back the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act by potentially enabling some "major" infrastructure projects to skip the federal environmental review process altogether.
SmartComment Goes North
Comment Period on Alaska DEC's Oil Discharge Rules Marks Our 3rd Project in the 49th State
SmartComment has been hired by the state's lead environmental agency, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, to provide it with a better way to gather and respond to public input for a set of important environmental proposals.
The Infrastructure Impasse
President Trump's Meeting Walk-Out Is Only The Latest Setback In Fixing America's Roads and Bridges. Here's What Else Stands In The Way.
Three minutes into a scheduled infrastructure meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders on Wednesday, President Trump abruptly left the meeting, angry about continuing investigations into his administration by Congress.
For those following the fate of a potential infrastructure bill, it's only the latest in a series of disappointing setbacks that have thus far stalled any kind of momentum on a bipartisan pledge to fix the nation's crumbling transportation routes.