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  • Build Reliability Centered Maintenance Program

    Central Valley, California 96080, USA

    This client wanted to build a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Program, but didn't have adequate budget to perform analysis and implementation at one time. Because there was repair, replace, and rehab work coming up, the cli...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    City Engineers
  • Sustainable Building Practices Transformed a Brownfield into Green Housing in Oakland, CA

    Oakland, CA, USA

    With a former industrial neighborhood becoming a residential hub, a former paint factory brownfield was safely redeveloped into sustainably designed housing that brought 62 housing units to the area.

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Revolving loan funds
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    Duluth, MN turned brownfield with 4,000 tons of contaminated soil into a new craft brewery

    Duluth, MN, USA

    To properly develop its Canal Park commercial business district, the city of Duluth needed to address the brownfield that had been left untouched for several years. With the help of local non-profit and entrepreneurs, the city was...

    State and local grants
    Pollution Control Agency
  • 98% Resident Satisfaction Amidst Rapid Population Growth in Gilbert, AZ

    Gilbert, AZ, USA

    In a time of rapid population growth, the leaders of Gilbert, Arizona used survey research to partner with residents to thoughtfully plan for the future. This strategy has contributed to 98% of residents rating the town as an exce...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Town Managers Office
  • Investment Crowdfunding Used To Finance Green Infrastructure Pilot Project in Fairfax, VA

    Fairfax, VA, USA

    A green infrastructure pilot project in Fairfax, VA was struggling to find suitable financing. By utilizing investor crowdfunding, the project was able to proceed prior to public funding availability.

    Bonds & Loans
    Public Private Partnership
    Innovative Finance
    + 1
    Deputy County Executive
  • Billings Police Department Strengthens Community Trust Through Enhanced Outreach

    Billings, MT, USA

    With police-resident relationships at the forefront of the national dialogue, the City of Billings surveyed residents on their satisfaction with the police. The data informed community-centered policing goals in order to build pub...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    The City of Billings, Montana
  • Rockford IT Department outsources data cleaning & mapping to tackle blight

    Rockford, IL, USA

    As Rockford’s population grew, so did the need to address the city’s urban decay. As a first step, the city set out to define and better understand properties causing harm to the Rockford community, presenting the need for better ...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Community and Economic Development Department
  • Lake Lure, NC Citizens & Officials Form Consensus to Re-energize 20-Year Strategic Priorities

    Lake Lure, NC, USA

    With 40% of targeted initiatives assessed as incomplete or not started in its 20-year Comprehensive Plan, the Town of Lake Lure committed to a full plan update. The process engaged over 60 citizens and resulted in a matrix to impl...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Town Manager
  • Cyberattack accelerates New Orleans IT modernization plans

    New Orleans, LA, USA

    In December 2019, the City of New Orleans fell victim to a cyberattack. Recovery lasted for months and was further delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city not only implemented their disaster preparedness plan, but also used the...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Chief Innovation Officer
  • Virginia Beach Harnesses Data to Improve Flood Forecasting and Educate Residents

    Virginia Beach, VA, USA

    As a high-risk flood area, Virginia Beach needed to plan for sea-level rise and address pervasive long-term flood threats. Joining together with other local municipalities, the city implemented a water level sensor system that col...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Virginia Beach Public Works