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Technology ushers governments into the age of the digital office

Technical writer Tim Wacker explains how document management software can help governments handle continuously expanding workloads....More

Stop the $57,000 surprise: get your utilities connected

Smart Cities Council Editor Kevin Ebi describes how modernized and connected utilities are helping residents....More

Three traffic relief ideas from cities with the shortest commutes

Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi discusses lessons cities can learn from cities like San Diego, Cincinnati, Buffalo, N.Y. and....More

Internal Revenue Service to begin new procedure for initiating tax-exempt bond audits

Victoria Ozimek and Brian Teaff, public finance attorneys at Bracewell LLP, detail new IRS rules for initiating tax-exempt bond audits and how to....More

Easy worker health initiatives you can implement in your workplace

John Tucker, director of claims management for Kaplan Lawyers, details actions governments can take to ensure their employees remain healthy....More

Meet San Diego's new IoT platform — and build your own

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains how San Diego's new streetlight system is making its data network more efficient....More

Need smart cities funding? There’s a new source of help

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses the Smart City Corporate Partners Program, which gets cities federal funding to advance their....More

Getting the most out of Trump’s – or anyone else’s – infrastructure plan

HNTB Senior Vice President Ananth Prasad discusses how local government professionals can benefit as much as possible from President Trump's proposed....More

Will legislative efforts help or hurt the homeless? Varied approaches emerge

Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities Campaign Editor Liz Enbysk discusses approaches several states are taking to combat homelessness....More

Three cities building smart solutions with data they already have

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses how three cities have realized the value of data when it's shared with their citizens....More

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