Stephanie Johnston's Blog

  • Not-so-Happy Drinking Water Week?

    President Reagan signed the first National Drinking Water Week proclamation in 1988. Only one president since then has signed a similar...

     
  • This is America’s Oldest Concrete Street

    The public works department in a small Ohio town is having a very busy week. The caretakers of the nation’s first “artificial stone” street...

     
  • Tennessee and other southern states attracting retirees

    Nashville is growing so fast, it's in serious danger of a real estate bubble.

     
 

Editor's Note

As Editor in Chief of Public Works, Stephanie Johnston directs the brand’s magazine, website, e-newsletters, and contributes to webcasts...


 
 

ADA Corner

  • Sign language for children

    Efforts assure disabled children that they have value and are not forgotten. And people from all walks of life work toward a common goal...

     
  • Shared use paths

    The phrase “shared use path” can be confusing. Language straight from the guidelines may help.

     
  • Avoid ADA non-compliance

    The most discouraging thing the author sees is that government entities don't take the basic steps to comply with the law.

     
 

ADA Corner

Michele S. Ohmes is an Americans with Disabilities Act specialist and wheelchair user who works with public works departments, facility...


 
 

The Works

  • Social Media Campaigns

    How to leverage free resources for your agency's online public outreach efforts.

     
  • Hosting online surveys and polls

    By leveraging online survey tools, public works departments can quickly and efficiently collect feedback from both citizens and employees.

     
  • Protecting your domain

    No agency wants citizens to visit their project website and find objectionable content. It's even worse if the agency is forced to allow it...

     
 

The Works

A former senior editor of PUBLIC WORKS, Pam Broviak publishes the Public Works Group Blog.


 
 

Municipal Engineering Nuts & Bolts

 

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