Posts Tagged: snow

When Snow Hits, How Can We Help Those Most Vulnerable?

For the elderly and people with disabilities, snowstorms can mean being trapped at home unable to get to work, to the food store, to the pharmacy, or have the mail delivered. It can mean that for days, you’re stuck alone in your home fearful of what might happen and that the stability of your health… Read more »

Do government workers need “resilience training” to be able to do their jobs? – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: By now we have all seen the advertisements for Google Glass, Fitbitand the Galaxy Gear. These futuristic technologies are making a name for themselves in the marketplace. You can track your calories, make calls and search google all from tech attached to your wrist or glasses. But can these techs make… Read more »

It’s a Federal Snow Day! What You Need to Know

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Due to snow, federal agencies in, D.C. are closed Tuesday. OPM said emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements. (The information below is copied directly from OPM) Non-Emergency Employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be… Read more »

How to Get Citizens to Dig Each Other Out After a Snow Storm

On December 26, 2010 a #snowpocalypse dumped a ton of snow in the NY, NJ, CY tri-state area. In Newark NJ, as a result of the storm, something very cool happened. Mayor Booker’s (@CoryBooker) constituents began tweeting request for shoveling at him AND he responded and began digging people out. Cooler than that others started… Read more »

Snow? Be prepared

Yes folks its that time again. Time to be ready. The national weather service in Wakefield Virginia says snow (source: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/akq/). For those, like me, believing the white powder stuff will come later, now *is* a good time to check winter storm preparations from last year. A dry run of sorts. Why? because we the… Read more »

“Goodnight Sweet Possum.” Participatory Urbanism the Boston Way

As we become an increasingly urban species the challenges related to growing numbers of people occupying finite spaces becomes an acute concern. The friction generated as we rub elbows can make us all uncomfortable. I found out at an event last week that when it comes to moderating these challenges while running the sixth most… Read more »

How is best to communicate with residents through snowy conditions?

Hello from across the pond, It’s now December and icy roads, closed schools and uncollected bins tend to dominate local government over the coming months. Residents rush to council websites seeking to report problems and find information. Increasingly, there is an expectation for this data to be real time. So what should councils be doing?… Read more »