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  • Students learn GIS

    Geographic information system provider gives GIS users a chance to give back to their communities by mentoring students throughout the nation.

  • Public works department maintains airport

    With a no-fail objective, Paine Field holds its department and employees to the highest standards.

  • Public art lights West Hollywood's streets

    A California city is illuminating one of its boulevards with an art installation that uses energy-efficient LED technology to add eye-popping color.

  • Landfill safety training

    The Solid Waste Association of North America provides comprehensive video safety training for landfill workers and operators. Know the safety hazards and how to protect against injury and damage.

  • Infrastructure rock stars to stop bridge collapses

    Missouri scientists have developed “smart” rocks to monitor the stability of a bridge from the inside out.

  • Pothole art

    A Chicago artist repairs potholes with mosaic masterpieces.

  • A little $ help from your friends

    Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can help get projects funded.

  • Volvo and LEGO create powerhouse toy

    The miniature Volvo L350F wheel loader drives and loads like the real thing—and could lift little ones into future public works careers.

  • Icelandic road protestors acting a little elfish

    The Icelandic government has put a road project on hold, in part because of protesters’ concerns that the project will endanger the lives of a certain breed of wee folk.

  • Manhole masterpieces

    Manhole covers serve a very important function in protecting and allowing access to underground infrastructure. Cities and agencies around the globe often elevate these humble hunks of metal into works of art.