Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed It features the Editor's Viewpoints and contributed commentaries. en Propane vehicles make a difference on bottom line, environment http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/propane-vehicles-make-difference-bottom-line-environment <div class="node-body blog-body">ROUSH CleanTech President Todd Mouw explains how propane autogas vehicles can mitigate spending and environmental impact.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/propane-vehicles-make-difference-bottom-line-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/propane-vehicles-make-difference-bottom-line-environment#comments Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Fleets Viewpoints Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:12:00 +0000 83161 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cyber attacks are coming. Are you prepared? http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/cyber-attacks-are-coming-are-you-prepared <div class="node-body blog-body">Attorney Roy Hadley, Jr., explains how governments can become vigilant about being ready to deal with cyber attacks.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/cyber-attacks-are-coming-are-you-prepared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/cyber-attacks-are-coming-are-you-prepared#comments Government Security Technology Viewpoints Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:37:00 +0000 83111 at http://americancityandcounty.com Three ideas to close the digital divide in your city http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-ideas-close-digital-divide-your-city <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, global managing editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how cities can bridge the digital divides in their jurisdictions and get more constituents fluent in technology.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-ideas-close-digital-divide-your-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-ideas-close-digital-divide-your-city#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:03:00 +0000 83081 at http://americancityandcounty.com Tapping technology to create smarter urban development http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/tapping-technology-create-smarter-urban-development <div class="node-body blog-body">Bryant Hughes, a partner at web design and technology firm Authentic Form & Function, explains why technology is a key driver in engaging interest and amplifying awareness for urban development projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/tapping-technology-create-smarter-urban-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/tapping-technology-create-smarter-urban-development#comments Broadband Viewpoints Tue, 04 Sep 2018 23:39:00 +0000 83051 at http://americancityandcounty.com Do something incredible with your city’s obsolete sports facility—the why and how http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/do-something-incredible-your-city-s-obsolete-sports-facility-why-and-how <div class="node-body blog-body">William Mykins, vice president of program management firm Brailsford & Dunlavey, explains how cities can turn obsolete sports facilities into opportunities through redevelopment.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/do-something-incredible-your-city-s-obsolete-sports-facility-why-and-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/do-something-incredible-your-city-s-obsolete-sports-facility-why-and-how#comments Facilities Viewpoints Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:57:00 +0000 83001 at http://americancityandcounty.com How outcome budgeting can innovate the budget planning process http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-outcome-budgeting-can-innovate-budget-planning-process <div class="node-body blog-body">Andrew Kleine, who served as Baltimore's budget director from 2008 to 2018, explains how outcome budgeting can give local leaders more value in the budget planning process. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-outcome-budgeting-can-innovate-budget-planning-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-outcome-budgeting-can-innovate-budget-planning-process#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:11:00 +0000 82931 at http://americancityandcounty.com 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