Other stories by Jenni Spinner

  • Pulitzer Winner Shows Lighter Side of Public Works

    By inviting award-winning humor writer Dave Barry to give the keynote at the General Session on Sunday morning, APWA guaranteed that the 2007 Congress and Exposition would start out with a bang

  • Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

    Brevity--and clarity--are key when putting together a good sign, as these examples indicate.

  • Rising to the challenge

    Planning, funding, hiring, managing—this year's American Public Works Association Top Ten Leaders leverage their skills to keep their communities running.

  • Will Bridge Collapse Boost Funding?

  • No big deal

    When an event brings more people into a small town than the normal population, the public works department has to be ready. Water, wastewater, trash, roads, parks—all are impacted far beyond their originally intended capacity. Here's how two towns reacted.

  • PW at the Movies: The Simpsons

    The new Simpsons movie is worth the price of admission, whether you're a die-hard fan or not.

  • Wheel Genius

    In November 2000, the Greater Clark (Clark County, Wash.) Parks District started looking at turning its 56-acre Pacific Community Park into a first-class, multipurpose facility.

  • Background on the Underground

  • Good Neighbors

    Los Angeles chief forester George Gonzalez believes sidewalks and trees are just as much a part of a city's infrastructure as a road, a water main, or a sewage pipe--but most cities don't realize the true worth of either. He thinks it's high time they did.

  • Reservoir Daisies

    Rather than buy land for a new reservoir, the city opted to revamp the existing one. Unfortunately, the public works staff didn't have the time or expertise to perform the work themselves.