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Municipal Equation is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times.

Brought to you by the N.C. League of Municipalities.

Host, producer, music: Ben Brown. 

Dec 6, 2016

What do drones mean for local government? How can city hall regulate these unmanned aerial systems? What are the rules to fly one? And -- perhaps most interestingly -- how might local governments adopt drones for better service delivery? Or even to save lives? On this episode, we hear from national and state experts in the public and private sectors, and from one town already flying its own drone. And yes, as drones are commonly outfitted with high-resolution cameras, the discussion didn't get away without a discussion of privacy issues. Don't miss. Show notes: National League of Cities report, "Cities and Drones" - N.C. League of Municipalities video, "Educational Forum on Unmanned Aerial Systems, Drones" - FAA drone info - NCDOT drone info - YouTube rabbit hole, "Drones" - Town of Manteo -