Feb 04, 2015 11:19am

Rural EMS faces its own emergency

Most Recent Blog Posts

Going paperless in procurement

Palo Alto, Calif. Chief Procurement Officer John Montenero explains how he took his department paperless, and how the move has improved the....More
Dec 20, 2016

The three things you must do to be a procurement superstar

Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi describes how cities can excel in procurement strategy....More
Dec 19, 2016

How to fight climate change and save money (California saved $200 million)

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains how a city or county can save money through sustainable initiatives....More

Affordable housing provides a strong foundation for a community's health, well-being and especially its children

Buena Park, Calif. Councilwoman Virginia Vaughn advocates housing's importance in strengthening communities, especially through its children....More

Sidestepping stormwater: The newest approach to managing urban stormwater is mitigating it2

Natural resource consultant John Buck describes ways of using soil science technology to mitigate stormwater in urban areas....More
Apr 13, 2016

How the Midwest could become be the epicenter for IoT

Illinois Technology Association CEO Fred Hoch explains the ITA's roadmap for driving the advancement of IoT technology, policy and industry in the....More

How local governments can use data centers to better protect critical data

With budgets constrained, government officials are continually on the lookout for innovative and cost-effective ways to protect critical data while....More

Getting the most from data analytics projects: How cities can handle the data challenge

Oftentimes CIOs of municipal and county governments are overwhelmed by the groundbreaking potential of big data within their cities. They are....More

Bridging the mobility gap

Joseph Kopser, co-founder and CEO of RideScout, discusses the mobility limitations that affect healthcare, after-school programs and economic....More

Five keys to protecting government facilities

Stephen Plotner, principal cost engineer at RSMeans, shares five best practices for facility safety....More

Digital strategies allow government traffic sign shops to do more with less

Local and state department of transportation (DOT) sign departments have an array of options, including electronic recordkeeping (ERK), electronic....More

Broadband funding: If you build a vision, it will come

With a creative orientation to broadband planning, government agencies create an incredible vision that a lot of people and organizations will....More

SaaS technology: Put the 'intelligence' back in business intelligence

By 2018, the cloud-based BI market is projected to increase by 31 percent, partly because organizations everywhere need affordable solutions — not....More

Reflecting forward in New Orleans with resiliency thinking

Janice Barnes, principal and global discipline leader for Planning and Strategies, reflects on the impact of Hurricane Katrina and how the New....More

Derek Prall

Derek Prall is a professional journalist who has held numerous positions with a variety of print and online publications including The Public Manager magazine and the New Jersey Herald. He is a 2008...

Jason Axelrod

Jason Axelrod has written and reported for The Seattle Times, The Arizona Republic, the Phoenix Business Journal and Mother Nature Network, among other news outlets. He holds a Master of Mass...
What's Viewpoints?

It features the Editor's Viewpoints and contributed commentaries.

Blog Archive

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×