Solar energy continues to be a burgeoning energy source that cities are increasingly tapping into. However, the exact ways such cities acquire and use the solar energy differs across municipalities....More
President Trump is expected to unveil a budget outline by mid-March, and transit leaders across the country are advocating for transit investments as part of the president’s previously proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package....More
Historic flooding in San Jose, Calif., has city officials scrambling to organize and carry out recovery efforts while struggling to answer questions on public safety and preparedness in the city....More
Miami-Dade County has approved a partnership-based project with a technology company that will lead to free Wi-Fi being available on all of its public transit vehicles as well as throughout the county....More
Nearly 77 years ago, a brutal hate crime occurred in LaGrange, Ga. Now, the local police chief and other LaGrange officials are publicly apologizing for it, with promises to do better moving forward....More
Denver has created a new homeless outreach court that aims to give homeless people in Denver better access to legal services to ultimately keep them out of the criminal justice system....More
Where should public sector budget dollars go in 2017?
Total government purchases in the U.S. could reach $3.36 trillion in 2017. That's 3 percent higher than 2016 levels, say forecasters at IHS Global Insight. As we head into 2017, which areas need more public sector budget dollars? Please choose your answer(s). We'll report poll results in the next Keating Report forecast on government budgets and spending
But as those who manage, maintain and operate facilities know, connecting the technical and programmatic demands of the facilities with the investments required to address them is a more difficult job than ever before...More
For several decades High Pressure Sodium (HPS) technology has dominated municipal street lighting applications. Today, this dominance has given way to LED solutions, which offer economic, environmental, and illumination quality benefits over HPS and other similar technologies....More
The Smart Cities Council's site on americancityandcounty.com provides case studies, commentaries and resources to help guide communities to better outcomes for their residents. This section is exclusively sponsored by the Smart Cities Council.