Town and City
How secure are you? Local governments confront cybersecurity and ransomeware threats
Inside: Airports, localities and economic growth
About the cover: Local governments have learned the hard way about the potential for cyberware threats and ransomware attacks. Find out the results of a survey on the top concerns of information technology professionals and learn what local governments can do to combat cybercriminals. The article by Dr. Alan R. Shark with the Public Technology Institute begins on page 12.
‘If I were mayor’ – Jalia Hardy of Richmond is statewide winner of essay contest
Inside: Winning essays from all 8 regions
On the cover: Jalia Hardy of Winford Middle School in Richmond was the statewide winner of the 2017-2018 “If I were Mayor” essay contest. Read about the contest, the statewide winning essay and the essays of the seven other regional winners inside. The story starts on page 13.
Feeling the squeeze: Local Governments struggle to keep pace with service and infrastructure needs
About the cover: Local governments are between a rock and a hard place, as they face service and infrastructure demands that outstrip revenue growth. Learn more about the results of a survey of local fiscal conditions conducted this past November and December. Story begins on page 12.
Vol. 47 No. 5 – June 2012
The distinctive city: Community appeal drives economic prosperity About the cover: The Urban Land Institute’s Edward T. McMahon, a keynote speaker at two VML annual conferences, offers suggestions for developing and maintaining vibrant cities in two stories this month. The articles begin on page 8 and page 10. Files: Download VTCJun12_web.pdf (2.47 MB)
Vol. 47 No. 4 – May 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012 – 2:00pm Be a part of history: VML Annual Conference headed to Williamsburg About the cover: VML’s 2012 Annual Conference will take place in Williamsburg Sept. 23-25. Plan to attend this important, informative event that will unfold in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg. Photo illustration by Manuel Timbreza. Files: Download…
Vol. 47 No. 3 – April 2012
Technology: Supercomputer could transform Danville’s economy About the cover: Will Mitchell, a software architect, serves as the site manager in Danville for the nonprofit science and technology company Noblis, which oversees use of a Cray XMT2 supercomputer there. The Danville supercomputer is the only one of its kind in the nation not housed at the federal…
Vol. 47 No. 2 – March 2012
Wytheville trail system makes new use of green space Also inside: VMl Achievement Awards call for entries About the cover: Using nets from an aquatic discovery station, children discover some of the numerous aquatic creatures that call Crystal Springs in Wytheville home. Photo by Wytheville Director of Parks & Recreation Rick Showalter. Files: Download VTCMar12_web.pdf (4.28 MB)
Vole. 47 No. 1 – Jan. / Feb, 2012
Art, development go hand-in-hand in Newport News About the cover: The spirit of Emanuele De Reggi’s Carambola is well-suited to the community in Newport News whose library it graces; the neighborhood raised the money for the sculpture. Photography by Alexander kravets. Files: Download VTCJanFeb12_web.pdf (2.32 MB)