Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed en 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 Viewpoints Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0000 76761 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 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 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 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 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 Philadelphia offers tips for bringing your city together http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/philadelphia-offers-tips-bringing-your-city-together <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi and Ellen Hwang, the Philadelphia program manager for innovation management, offer tips for bringing the departments within your city together.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/philadelphia-offers-tips-bringing-your-city-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/philadelphia-offers-tips-bringing-your-city-together#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 06 Mar 2017 02:52:00 +0000 76451 at http://americancityandcounty.com Open data must "lean in" for smart city growth http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/open-data-must-lean-smart-city-growth <div class="node-body blog-body">PlanIT Impact Founder Dominique Davison explains the roles open data can play in sustainable design and smart city improvement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/open-data-must-lean-smart-city-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/open-data-must-lean-smart-city-growth#comments Records Management Viewpoints Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:19:00 +0000 76331 at http://americancityandcounty.com Steal these ideas: 9 innovative approaches to reducing youth unemployment http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/steal-these-ideas-9-innovative-approaches-reducing-youth-unemployment <div class="node-body blog-body">Liz Enbysk, editor of Compassionate Cities for the Smart Cities Council, explains strategies that cities across the world have undertaken to reduce youth unemployment. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/steal-these-ideas-9-innovative-approaches-reducing-youth-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/steal-these-ideas-9-innovative-approaches-reducing-youth-unemployment#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Viewpoints Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:42:00 +0000 76321 at http://americancityandcounty.com Property assessed clean energy http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/property-assessed-clean-energy <div class="node-body blog-body">San Diego Chief Sustainability Officer Cody Hooven explains how local governments can reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions, create utility bill savings for homeowners and boost the local economy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/property-assessed-clean-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/property-assessed-clean-energy#comments Energy Efficiency Viewpoints Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:38:00 +0000 76171 at http://americancityandcounty.com Getting smart about affordable housing: trending concepts worth a look http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/getting-smart-about-affordable-housing-trending-concepts-worth-look <div class="node-body blog-body">Liz Enbysk, editor of the Compassionate Cities initiative for the Smart Cities Council describes the smart and creative approaches to affordable housing that governments around the world are implementing.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/getting-smart-about-affordable-housing-trending-concepts-worth-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/getting-smart-about-affordable-housing-trending-concepts-worth-look#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Viewpoints Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:32:00 +0000 76161 at http://americancityandcounty.com How the Uber effect will reinvent public transit http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-uber-effect-will-reinvent-public-transit <div class="node-body blog-body">Rahul Kumar, VP of revenue for transportation technology company TransLoc, explains how companies like Uber and Lyft can work with transit agencies to improve public transit. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-uber-effect-will-reinvent-public-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-uber-effect-will-reinvent-public-transit#comments Public Transit Viewpoints Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:46:00 +0000 76121 at http://americancityandcounty.com Meet the first Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant recipients http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-first-smart-cities-council-readiness-challenge-grant-recipients <div class="node-body blog-body">Learn more about the five cities and their initiatives that have won the Smart Cities Council's first-ever Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-first-smart-cities-council-readiness-challenge-grant-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/meet-first-smart-cities-council-readiness-challenge-grant-recipients#comments Smart Cities Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:38:00 +0000 76071 at http://americancityandcounty.com What the new political landscape means for local government and the tech industry http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/what-new-political-landscape-means-local-government-and-tech-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">CompTIA Director of the State, Local Government & Education Council Jennifer Saha explains what trends in the technology sector mean for local governments.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/what-new-political-landscape-means-local-government-and-tech-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/what-new-political-landscape-means-local-government-and-tech-industry#comments Administration Technology Viewpoints Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:10:00 +0000 75991 at http://americancityandcounty.com