Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed en Key considerations for adopting facial recognition technology http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Arvada (Colo.) Police Chief and current Numerica Corporation Director of Operations Don Wick explains how government leaders can best go about introducing facial recognition software into their operations.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology#comments Law Enforcement Technology Viewpoints Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:59:00 +0000 82281 at http://americancityandcounty.com 5 ideas from Silicon Valley on making your city more innovative http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ideas-silicon-valley-making-your-city-more-innovative <div class="node-body blog-body">Officials in cities across the Silicon Valley region share insights with Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi about how to make cities more innovative.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ideas-silicon-valley-making-your-city-more-innovative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ideas-silicon-valley-making-your-city-more-innovative#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:02:00 +0000 82241 at http://americancityandcounty.com Enhancing urban growth with smart-city technology http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/enhancing-urban-growth-smart-city-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">David Blankenhorn, chief technology officer at public IT solutions firm DLT Solutions, explains how government leaders can leverage the Internet of Things and cloud computing to make city planning and design more efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/enhancing-urban-growth-smart-city-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/enhancing-urban-growth-smart-city-technology#comments Cloud Computing Viewpoints Tue, 05 Jun 2018 23:39:00 +0000 82201 at http://americancityandcounty.com Infrastructure, connectivity, and the two-tier American economy http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/infrastructure-connectivity-and-two-tier-american-economy <div class="node-body blog-body">Strategic technology consultant Dale Neef describes several strategies for bringing high-speed broadband to rural communities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/infrastructure-connectivity-and-two-tier-american-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/infrastructure-connectivity-and-two-tier-american-economy#comments Broadband Viewpoints Wed, 23 May 2018 19:45:00 +0000 82101 at http://americancityandcounty.com All-star safety considerations for the big game http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game <div class="node-body blog-body">Scott Dunn, senior director of business development solutions and services for network security camera manufacturer Axis Communications, explains key considerations for planning safety and operations plans for large sporting events.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game#comments Law Enforcement Viewpoints Tue, 15 May 2018 21:23:00 +0000 82041 at http://americancityandcounty.com The state of smart cities' progress http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/state-smart-cities-progress <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi describes the general status of smart city project implementation worldwide, based on a global survey.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/state-smart-cities-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/state-smart-cities-progress#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 14 May 2018 18:13:00 +0000 82001 at http://americancityandcounty.com More filming on public transportation could boost bottom lines for local governments http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/more-filming-public-transportation-could-boost-bottom-lines-local-governments <div class="node-body blog-body">Jenna Fortunati, a research communications intern at transportation demand management firm Mobility Lab, explains the benefits that filming public transit can bring. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/more-filming-public-transportation-could-boost-bottom-lines-local-governments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/more-filming-public-transportation-could-boost-bottom-lines-local-governments#comments Public Transit Viewpoints Wed, 09 May 2018 19:20:00 +0000 81951 at http://americancityandcounty.com How to build trust to get data http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-build-trust-get-data <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi is the Global Managing Editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how to convince citizens to trust you with data.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-build-trust-get-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-build-trust-get-data#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 07 May 2018 05:57:00 +0000 81941 at http://americancityandcounty.com When budget surveys fall short http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/when-budget-surveys-fall-short <div class="node-body blog-body">Public policy and facilitation veteran Chris Adams explains why online, interactive budget simulations are superior tools to budget surveys.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/when-budget-surveys-fall-short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/when-budget-surveys-fall-short#comments Citizen Engagement Viewpoints Wed, 02 May 2018 16:15:00 +0000 81891 at http://americancityandcounty.com Intervening early is the best way to reduce chronic homelessness http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/intervening-early-best-way-reduce-chronic-homelessness <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, Global Managing Editor of the Smart Cities Council, reveals why prompt responses are the key to reducing homelessness.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/intervening-early-best-way-reduce-chronic-homelessness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/intervening-early-best-way-reduce-chronic-homelessness#comments Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:15:00 +0000 81821 at http://americancityandcounty.com A forgotten consequence of transition to single-stream recycling in states with container deposit laws http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/forgotten-consequence-transition-single-stream-recycling-states-container-deposit-laws <div class="node-body blog-body">Aman Luthra, an assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at Kalamazoo College, explains how single-stream recycling systems impact those who survive by redeeming empty containers for money.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/forgotten-consequence-transition-single-stream-recycling-states-container-deposit-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/forgotten-consequence-transition-single-stream-recycling-states-container-deposit-laws#comments Waste Viewpoints Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:47:00 +0000 81791 at http://americancityandcounty.com Fairfax County draws an innovative future that will deliver for generations to come http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/fairfax-county-draws-innovative-future-will-deliver-generations-come <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, global managing editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how Fairfax County, Va., used a Smart Cities Council readiness workshop to identify steps towards improving mobility, optimizing its street infrastructure and reducing obesity. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/fairfax-county-draws-innovative-future-will-deliver-generations-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/fairfax-county-draws-innovative-future-will-deliver-generations-come#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:22:00 +0000 81751 at http://americancityandcounty.com Making public services smarter http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/making-public-services-smarter <div class="node-body blog-body">Alex Bäcker, founder and CEO of queue management technology company QLess, explains how governments can improve personal interactions between officials and citizens.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/making-public-services-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/making-public-services-smarter#comments Citizen Engagement Viewpoints Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:09:00 +0000 81721 at http://americancityandcounty.com West Sacramento: Citizens don’t need to see the technology; just the results http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/west-sacramento-citizens-don-t-need-see-technology-just-results <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains how West Sacramento, Calif., recently used a Smart Cities Council Readiness Workshop to find opportunities for improving mobility, public safety, the built environment and communications through a more holistic, systematic approach.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/west-sacramento-citizens-don-t-need-see-technology-just-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/west-sacramento-citizens-don-t-need-see-technology-just-results#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:13:00 +0000 81661 at http://americancityandcounty.com How U.S. cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure <div class="node-body blog-body">Infrastructure finance expert Jen Mayer explains how cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure, even if the federal infrastructure program doesn't bring in much cash. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure#comments Housing Roadways Viewpoints Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:52:00 +0000 81561 at http://americancityandcounty.com