Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed It features the Editor's Viewpoints and contributed commentaries. en What agencies need to know about the Internet of Things http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/what-agencies-need-know-about-internet-things <div class="node-body blog-body">Dave Shuman, industry leader of Internet of Things and manufacturing at Cloudera, explains the risk factors for the public sector in leveraging the Internet of Things.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/what-agencies-need-know-about-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/what-agencies-need-know-about-internet-things#comments Broadband Viewpoints Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:43:00 +0000 80311 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why Philadelphia says it doesn’t have a housing problem http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-philadelphia-says-it-doesn-t-have-housing-problem <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains why focusing on jobs can help fix a city's housing issues.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-philadelphia-says-it-doesn-t-have-housing-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-philadelphia-says-it-doesn-t-have-housing-problem#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:30:00 +0000 80281 at http://americancityandcounty.com How state and local government can transform spend management http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-state-and-local-government-can-transform-spend-management <div class="node-body blog-body">Matt Gibbons, senior director of government and government contractor sales for Concur, explains the benefits of software-as-a-service spend management solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-state-and-local-government-can-transform-spend-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-state-and-local-government-can-transform-spend-management#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:32:00 +0000 80241 at http://americancityandcounty.com 5 ways to address election system weaknesses for cities and counties http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties <div class="node-body blog-body">Eric Hodge, director of consulting for identity and data defense company CyberScout, explains how local governments can beef up their election systems.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ways-address-election-system-weaknesses-cities-and-counties#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:28:00 +0000 80151 at http://americancityandcounty.com Five smart cities leaders share their top tips for success http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/five-smart-cities-leaders-share-their-top-tips-success <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi showcases the opinions of five city leaders on how to succeed with smart city initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/five-smart-cities-leaders-share-their-top-tips-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/five-smart-cities-leaders-share-their-top-tips-success#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:56:00 +0000 80131 at http://americancityandcounty.com Maximizing public sector ROI on technology investment http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/maximizing-public-sector-roi-technology-investment <div class="node-body blog-body">Promapp CEO Ivan Seselj explains how reviewing business processes is central to maximizing ROI on technology investment.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/maximizing-public-sector-roi-technology-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/maximizing-public-sector-roi-technology-investment#comments Cloud Computing Viewpoints Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:32:00 +0000 80101 at http://americancityandcounty.com Philadelphia’s smart cities vision: No more money on misery http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/philadelphia-s-smart-cities-vision-no-more-money-misery <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains how Philadelphia's SmartCityPHL initiative is trying to close the city's inequity gap.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/philadelphia-s-smart-cities-vision-no-more-money-misery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/philadelphia-s-smart-cities-vision-no-more-money-misery#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:46:00 +0000 80071 at http://americancityandcounty.com A regional solution to address homelessness http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/regional-solution-address-homelessness <div class="node-body blog-body">Heather Stratman, CEO of the Association of California Cities - Orange County, details how her organization helped create a solution for homelessness that could be applied across a large area.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/regional-solution-address-homelessness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/regional-solution-address-homelessness#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:51:00 +0000 80011 at http://americancityandcounty.com Reinventing for future infrastructure needs http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reinventing-future-infrastructure-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">George Wang, a professor of construction management at East Carolina University explains where local leaders should focus in addressing infrastructure needs.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reinventing-future-infrastructure-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reinventing-future-infrastructure-needs#comments Public Transit Viewpoints Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:22:00 +0000 79941 at http://americancityandcounty.com 17 better, cheaper ways to deliver city services http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/17-better-cheaper-ways-deliver-city-services <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains several ways cities can use digital applications to better serve the public.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/17-better-cheaper-ways-deliver-city-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/17-better-cheaper-ways-deliver-city-services#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:59:00 +0000 79831 at http://americancityandcounty.com