Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed en Three traffic relief ideas from cities with the shortest commutes http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-traffic-relief-ideas-cities-shortest-commutes <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi discusses lessons cities can learn from cities like San Diego, Cincinnati, Buffalo, N.Y. and Milwaukee, Wisc.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-traffic-relief-ideas-cities-shortest-commutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-traffic-relief-ideas-cities-shortest-commutes#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:00:00 +0000 74671 at http://americancityandcounty.com Internal Revenue Service to begin new procedure for initiating tax-exempt bond audits http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/internal-revenue-service-begin-new-procedure-initiating-tax-exempt-bond-audits <div class="node-body blog-body">Victoria Ozimek and Brian Teaff, public finance attorneys at Bracewell LLP, detail new IRS rules for initiating tax-exempt bond audits and how to navigate the changes.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/internal-revenue-service-begin-new-procedure-initiating-tax-exempt-bond-audits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/internal-revenue-service-begin-new-procedure-initiating-tax-exempt-bond-audits#comments Finance Viewpoints Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:16:00 +0000 77071 at http://americancityandcounty.com Easy worker health initiatives you can implement in your workplace http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/easy-worker-health-initiatives-you-can-implement-your-workplace <div class="node-body blog-body">John Tucker, director of claims management for Kaplan Lawyers, details actions governments can take to ensure their employees remain healthy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/easy-worker-health-initiatives-you-can-implement-your-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/easy-worker-health-initiatives-you-can-implement-your-workplace#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:57:00 +0000 77001 at http://americancityandcounty.com Meet San Diego's new IoT platform — and build your own http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-san-diegos-new-iot-platform-and-build-your-own <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains how San Diego's new streetlight system is making its data network more efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-san-diegos-new-iot-platform-and-build-your-own" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-san-diegos-new-iot-platform-and-build-your-own#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:31:00 +0000 76991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Need smart cities funding? There’s a new source of help http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-smart-cities-funding-there-s-new-source-help <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses the Smart City Corporate Partners Program, which gets cities federal funding to advance their projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-smart-cities-funding-there-s-new-source-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-smart-cities-funding-there-s-new-source-help#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:17:00 +0000 76931 at http://americancityandcounty.com Getting the most out of Trump’s – or anyone else’s – infrastructure plan http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/getting-most-out-trump-s-or-anyone-else-s-infrastructure-plan <div class="node-body blog-body">HNTB Senior Vice President Ananth Prasad discusses how local government professionals can benefit as much as possible from President Trump's proposed infrastructure investments.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/getting-most-out-trump-s-or-anyone-else-s-infrastructure-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/getting-most-out-trump-s-or-anyone-else-s-infrastructure-plan#comments Public Works Viewpoints Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:48:00 +0000 76881 at http://americancityandcounty.com Will legislative efforts help or hurt the homeless? Varied approaches emerge http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/will-legislative-efforts-help-or-hurt-homeless-varied-approaches-emerge <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities Campaign Editor Liz Enbysk discusses approaches several states are taking to combat homelessness. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/will-legislative-efforts-help-or-hurt-homeless-varied-approaches-emerge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/will-legislative-efforts-help-or-hurt-homeless-varied-approaches-emerge#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:56:00 +0000 76871 at http://americancityandcounty.com Three cities building smart solutions with data they already have http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-cities-building-smart-solutions-data-they-already-have <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses how three cities have realized the value of data when it's shared with their citizens. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-cities-building-smart-solutions-data-they-already-have" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-cities-building-smart-solutions-data-they-already-have#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:24:00 +0000 76831 at http://americancityandcounty.com Water infrastructure funding: Getting the right fit http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-infrastructure-funding-getting-right-fit <div class="node-body blog-body">John Mastracchio, leader of Arcadis' financial services practice, describes successful methods to fund water infrastructure.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-infrastructure-funding-getting-right-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-infrastructure-funding-getting-right-fit#comments Infrastructure Viewpoints Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0000 76771 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why Atlanta wants to test driverless cars http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-atlanta-wants-test-driverless-cars <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Editor Doug Peeples explains Atlanta's goal is to demonstrate how a self-driving vehicle would handle real-world traffic conditions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-atlanta-wants-test-driverless-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-atlanta-wants-test-driverless-cars#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0000 76761 at http://americancityandcounty.com Novel approaches take on food waste, hunger and GHGs http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/novel-approaches-take-food-waste-hunger-and-ghgs <div class="node-body blog-body">Liz Enbysk, editor of Compassionate Cities for the Smart Cities Council, explainsseveral approaches that cities around the world are taking to reduce food waste and hunger.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/novel-approaches-take-food-waste-hunger-and-ghgs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/novel-approaches-take-food-waste-hunger-and-ghgs#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:12:00 +0000 76271 at http://americancityandcounty.com How to make e-signatures work amid high-stakes government hoops http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-make-e-signatures-work-amid-high-stakes-government-hoops <div class="node-body blog-body">Signix Executive Vice President Pem Guerry explains the benefits and best practices for using e-signatures in governments.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-make-e-signatures-work-amid-high-stakes-government-hoops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-make-e-signatures-work-amid-high-stakes-government-hoops#comments Records Management Viewpoints Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:31:00 +0000 76641 at http://americancityandcounty.com Need help paying for smart city projects? More resources you can use http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-help-paying-smart-city-projects-more-resources-you-can-use <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst describes methods cities can use to fund their smart cities-related projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-help-paying-smart-city-projects-more-resources-you-can-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-help-paying-smart-city-projects-more-resources-you-can-use#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:35:00 +0000 76591 at http://americancityandcounty.com Need traffic data? Commuters are more connected than you think http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-traffic-data-commuters-are-more-connected-you-think <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains how AT&T has helped cities gather traffic data through call logs.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-traffic-data-commuters-are-more-connected-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/need-traffic-data-commuters-are-more-connected-you-think#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Council Viewpoints Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:05:00 +0000 76501 at http://americancityandcounty.com A case study in community engagement: Ensuring safety at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration <div class="node-body blog-body">Everbridge Senior Solutions Consultant Thomas Crane explains the strategies D.C. government agencies used in working with federal government agencies to ensure safety at President Trump's inauguration and the Women's March.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/case-study-community-engagement-ensuring-safety-2017-presidential-inauguration#comments Communications Viewpoints Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:05:00 +0000 76511 at http://americancityandcounty.com