Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed It features the Editor's Viewpoints and contributed commentaries. en Creating smart communities in southern Nevada http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/creating-smart-communities-southern-nevada <div class="node-body blog-body">Clark County, Nev. Commissioner and Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Chairman Larry Brown explains several smart cities initiatives being implemented in the Las Vegas Valley region.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/creating-smart-communities-southern-nevada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/creating-smart-communities-southern-nevada#comments Smart Cities Technology Viewpoints Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:30:00 +0000 82861 at http://americancityandcounty.com Readiness Challenge: How Las Vegas’s spirit of innovation will benefit all http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/readiness-challenge-how-las-vegas-s-spirit-innovation-will-benefit-all <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, global managing editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how Las Vegas took advantage of its Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge to focus on mobility, civic engagement and public safety.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/readiness-challenge-how-las-vegas-s-spirit-innovation-will-benefit-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/readiness-challenge-how-las-vegas-s-spirit-innovation-will-benefit-all#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:26:00 +0000 82801 at http://americancityandcounty.com Selling sales tax http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/selling-sales-tax <div class="node-body blog-body">Doug Jensen, senior vice president of Avenu Insights & Analytics, explains how sales tax models can be updated to accommodate for new trends and thus bring more funds to local government.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/selling-sales-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/selling-sales-tax#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82781 at http://americancityandcounty.com The evolution of connectivity: Cities focus on increasing need for 5G infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/evolution-connectivity-cities-focus-increasing-need-5g-infrastructure <div class="node-body blog-body">Phil Kelley, senior vice president of corporate development and strategy at shared communications infrastructure provider Crown Castle, explains the many benefits of implementing 5G-enabling small cells, beyond connecting with others. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/evolution-connectivity-cities-focus-increasing-need-5g-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/evolution-connectivity-cities-focus-increasing-need-5g-infrastructure#comments Broadband Viewpoints Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:32:00 +0000 82721 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why and how to partner with your electric company http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-and-how-partner-your-electric-company <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains why the local power utility is the best collaborator and supporter in the progression towards becoming a smarter city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-and-how-partner-your-electric-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-and-how-partner-your-electric-company#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 30 Jul 2018 19:56:00 +0000 81541 at http://americancityandcounty.com Turning conflicts into solutions http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/turning-conflicts-solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">Raquelle Solon, business solutions engineer for organizational resiliency firm FEI Behavioral Health, explains how co-workers can work through issues and eliminate future disagreements to improve relationships and enhance job performance. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/turning-conflicts-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/turning-conflicts-solutions#comments Human Resources Viewpoints Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:54:00 +0000 82651 at http://americancityandcounty.com How Cary, N.C., is tearing down silos http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cary-nc-tearing-down-silos <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, global managing editor at the Smart Cities Council, explains how Cary, N.C. is building a "360-degree view of the city" to remove silos in the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cary-nc-tearing-down-silos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cary-nc-tearing-down-silos#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:10:00 +0000 82621 at http://americancityandcounty.com Five ways to automate government workflow http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/five-ways-automate-government-workflow <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris Byers, CEO of data management company Formstack, explains how digital forms can improve governments' efficiency and customer experiences.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/five-ways-automate-government-workflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/five-ways-automate-government-workflow#comments Records Management Viewpoints Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:56:00 +0000 82591 at http://americancityandcounty.com How cities are satisfying the public's new appetite for mobility options http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cities-are-satisfying-publics-new-appetite-mobility-options <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi, explains how cities are trying to satisfy the public's new desires for mobility options.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cities-are-satisfying-publics-new-appetite-mobility-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cities-are-satisfying-publics-new-appetite-mobility-options#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:25:00 +0000 82561 at http://americancityandcounty.com How smart city technology can improve quality of life http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-smart-city-technology-can-improve-quality-life <div class="node-body blog-body">Doug Peeples, readiness editor at the Smart Cities Council, explains how local governments can use smart city initiatives to improve quality of life in their communities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-smart-city-technology-can-improve-quality-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-smart-city-technology-can-improve-quality-life#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:04:00 +0000 82511 at http://americancityandcounty.com