Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed It features the Editor's Viewpoints and contributed commentaries. en Humanity amid the opioid crisis http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/humanity-amid-opioid-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body">American City & County Staff Writer Jason Axelrod opines on how local governments are handling the opioid crisis </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/humanity-amid-opioid-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/humanity-amid-opioid-crisis#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:30:00 +0000 79641 at http://americancityandcounty.com Smarter networks make smarter airports http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/smarter-networks-make-smarter-airports <div class="node-body blog-body">Nokia Aviation Program Practice Lead Richard van Wijk explains why modern communication networks are essential to airports.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/smarter-networks-make-smarter-airports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/smarter-networks-make-smarter-airports#comments Facilities Viewpoints Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:27:00 +0000 79621 at http://americancityandcounty.com Inclusionary zoning for affordable housing: Are you asking the right questions? http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/inclusionary-zoning-affordable-housing-are-you-asking-right-questions <div class="node-body blog-body">Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, explains how inclusionary zoning could help developers incorporate affordable housing into new projects in exchange for incentives.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/inclusionary-zoning-affordable-housing-are-you-asking-right-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/inclusionary-zoning-affordable-housing-are-you-asking-right-questions#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:28:00 +0000 79581 at http://americancityandcounty.com How automated workflows can alleviate public sector inefficiencies http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-automated-workflows-can-alleviate-public-sector-inefficiencies <div class="node-body blog-body">Erik Severinghaus, chief strategy & alliances officer for business process automation company SpringCM, explains why cities should follow businesses' lead in pursuing workflow automation. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-automated-workflows-can-alleviate-public-sector-inefficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-automated-workflows-can-alleviate-public-sector-inefficiencies#comments CRM Systems Viewpoints Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:23:00 +0000 79511 at http://americancityandcounty.com 3 ways to make your city’s waste less wasteful http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/3-ways-make-your-city-s-waste-less-wasteful <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains methods cities can use to mitigate waste generation. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/3-ways-make-your-city-s-waste-less-wasteful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/3-ways-make-your-city-s-waste-less-wasteful#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:03:00 +0000 78031 at http://americancityandcounty.com Municipal adoption of the cloud http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/municipal-adoption-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body">Pete Eichorn, Director of Technology at NIC Inc., explains why municipal governments should learn more about the cloud and adopt cloud technology </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/municipal-adoption-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/municipal-adoption-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Viewpoints Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:29:00 +0000 79341 at http://americancityandcounty.com Three steps to implementing smart analytics in your city http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-steps-implementing-smart-analytics-your-city <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, global managing editor of the Smart Cities Council, gives strategies on how cities can leverage smart analytics in administrating their city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-steps-implementing-smart-analytics-your-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-steps-implementing-smart-analytics-your-city#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:56:00 +0000 78421 at http://americancityandcounty.com One car family: the next frontier in transportation http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/one-car-family-next-frontier-transportation <div class="node-body blog-body">Nick Helmholdt, acting director of comprehensive Planning at the Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, explains why supporting one car families is important for local governments.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/one-car-family-next-frontier-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/one-car-family-next-frontier-transportation#comments Roadways Viewpoints Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:24:00 +0000 79251 at http://americancityandcounty.com Honolulu calls its new 'homeless court' a success story http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/honolulu-calls-its-new-homeless-court-success-story <div class="node-body blog-body">Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, describes Honolulu's and other cities' initiatives to connect homeless populations with services.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/honolulu-calls-its-new-homeless-court-success-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/honolulu-calls-its-new-homeless-court-success-story#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:05:00 +0000 79201 at http://americancityandcounty.com How to detect and mitigate fraud http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-detect-and-mitigate-fraud <div class="node-body blog-body">ACL Chief Product Officer Dan Zitting explains how governments can improve fraud detection and lessen its prevalence.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-detect-and-mitigate-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-detect-and-mitigate-fraud#comments Government Security Viewpoints Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:59:00 +0000 79181 at http://americancityandcounty.com