Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed It features the Editor's Viewpoints and contributed commentaries. en Making public services smarter http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/making-public-services-smarter <div class="node-body blog-body">Alex Bäcker, founder and CEO of queue management technology company QLess, explains how governments can improve personal interactions between officials and citizens.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/making-public-services-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/making-public-services-smarter#comments Citizen Engagement Viewpoints Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:09:00 +0000 81721 at http://americancityandcounty.com West Sacramento: Citizens don’t need to see the technology; just the results http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/west-sacramento-citizens-don-t-need-see-technology-just-results <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains how West Sacramento, Calif., recently used a Smart Cities Council Readiness Workshop to find opportunities for improving mobility, public safety, the built environment and communications through a more holistic, systematic approach.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/west-sacramento-citizens-don-t-need-see-technology-just-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/west-sacramento-citizens-don-t-need-see-technology-just-results#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:13:00 +0000 81661 at http://americancityandcounty.com How U.S. cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure <div class="node-body blog-body">Infrastructure finance expert Jen Mayer explains how cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure, even if the federal infrastructure program doesn't bring in much cash. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure#comments Housing Roadways Viewpoints Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:52:00 +0000 81561 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, 09 Apr 2018 19:56:00 +0000 81541 at http://americancityandcounty.com Email phishing attacks: A significant threat to America’s cities and counties http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/email-phishing-attacks-significant-threat-america-s-cities-and-counties <div class="node-body blog-body">Eyal Benishti, founder and CEO of phishing mitigation technologies provider IRONSCALES, explains how email phishing attacks threaten cities and counties </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/email-phishing-attacks-significant-threat-america-s-cities-and-counties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/email-phishing-attacks-significant-threat-america-s-cities-and-counties#comments Broadband Viewpoints Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:21:00 +0000 81481 at http://americancityandcounty.com How Newport News plans to become an innovation and technology hub http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-newport-news-plans-become-innovation-and-technology-hub <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, Global Managing Editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how Newport News, Va., plans to use solving traffic issues as a springboard into becoming a smarter city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-newport-news-plans-become-innovation-and-technology-hub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-newport-news-plans-become-innovation-and-technology-hub#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:57:00 +0000 81471 at http://americancityandcounty.com 5 keys to making your next street light project a success http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-keys-making-your-next-street-light-project-success <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains how to best implement smart street lighting projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-keys-making-your-next-street-light-project-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-keys-making-your-next-street-light-project-success#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 26 Mar 2018 19:28:00 +0000 80761 at http://americancityandcounty.com Wildfires offer gut check on your emergency communications strategy http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/wildfires-offer-gut-check-your-emergency-communications-strategy <div class="node-body blog-body">Daniel Graff-Radford, chief product officer of critical communications company OnSolve, explains how officials and agencies can use emergency mass notification systems to prepare and manage communications during wildfires and other emergencies.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/wildfires-offer-gut-check-your-emergency-communications-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/wildfires-offer-gut-check-your-emergency-communications-strategy#comments Communications Viewpoints Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:13:00 +0000 81321 at http://americancityandcounty.com Three tech tools that can keep our citizens and first responders safe http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-tech-tools-can-keep-our-citizens-and-first-responders-safe <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains technologies that public safety departments can use to better serve citizens.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-tech-tools-can-keep-our-citizens-and-first-responders-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-tech-tools-can-keep-our-citizens-and-first-responders-safe#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:30:00 +0000 80641 at http://americancityandcounty.com How tech can help the opioid crisis http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-tech-can-help-opioid-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body">Oracle Director of Health and Human Services Strategy Bob Nevins explains technological tools that can aid in mitigating the opioid crisis.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-tech-can-help-opioid-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-tech-can-help-opioid-crisis#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:09:00 +0000 81261 at http://americancityandcounty.com