American City & County http://americancityandcounty.com/rss.xml en San Francisco debuts “poop patrol” to clean up its feces problem http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-debuts-poop-patrol-clean-its-feces-problem <div class="node-body article-body">A six-person public works team is about to tackle one of San Francisco’s more notorious problems — the abundance of human waste present on its sidewalks. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-debuts-poop-patrol-clean-its-feces-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-debuts-poop-patrol-clean-its-feces-problem#comments Roadways Waste Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:12:00 +0000 82901 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A worker pressure washes the front of a house on in San Francisco, Calif.&nbsp;Photo by Justin Sullivan/<a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/license/465779161" target="_blank">Getty Images</a>.</p> Oakland government hosts block parties to discourage illegal junk disposal http://americancityandcounty.com/waste/oakland-government-hosts-block-parties-discourage-illegal-junk-disposal <div class="node-body article-body">Oakland, Calif., is throwing multiple parties for its residents. The cause for celebration: properly disposing of large, unwanted junk.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/waste/oakland-government-hosts-block-parties-discourage-illegal-junk-disposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/waste/oakland-government-hosts-block-parties-discourage-illegal-junk-disposal#comments Waste Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:02:00 +0000 82891 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Oakland, Calif. Department of Public Works street cleaning team worker dumps trash into a pickup truck. Photo by Justin Sullivan/<a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/license/56758313" target="_blank">Getty Images</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Multiple cities clip Bird's wings http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/multiple-cities-clip-birds-wings <div class="node-body article-body">Several cities are pushing back against Bird, an on-demand electric scooter app. The company thinks its vehicles will solve first- and last-mile transportation issues, but many municipalities want regulatory framework in place before adopting the service.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/multiple-cities-clip-birds-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/multiple-cities-clip-birds-wings#comments Roadways Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:35:00 +0000 82871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via Bird.</p> 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 Counties face hurdles in working with states to fund bridge repairs http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/counties-face-hurdles-working-states-fund-bridge-repairs <div class="node-body article-body">Counties are struggling to repair deteriorating bridges on their own, and obtaining state funds requires overcoming major obstacles. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/counties-face-hurdles-working-states-fund-bridge-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/counties-face-hurdles-working-states-fund-bridge-repairs#comments Roadways Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:12:00 +0000 82851 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Kemp Avenue Bridge in Watertown, S.D. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kemp_Avenue_Bridge,_Watertown_South_Dakota,_May_2017.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 5 Ways a Mobile Platform Can Change How You Work http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/5-ways-mobile-platform-can-change-how-you-work <div class="field-byline"> American City and County </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mobile systems can save government organizations time, money and headache while drastically increasing efficiency and ease. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/5-ways-mobile-platform-can-change-how-you-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/5-ways-mobile-platform-can-change-how-you-work#comments White Papers Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:14:00 +0000 82831 at http://americancityandcounty.com How to stay productive with smaller procurement staffs http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-stay-productive-smaller-procurement-staffs <div class="field-deck"> Automation, increased use of cooperative purchasing may help ease labor shortages </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automation, increased use of cooperative purchasing may help ease labor shortages among smaller procurement staffs.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-stay-productive-smaller-procurement-staffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-stay-productive-smaller-procurement-staffs#comments Coop Solutions Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:37:00 +0000 82841 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Lourdes Coss</p> New York City caps ridesharing licenses for one year, passes other rideshare-related bills http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-caps-ridesharing-licenses-one-year-passes-other-rideshare-related <div class="node-body article-body">New York has become the first major U.S. city to cap the number of ridesharing vehicles that can operate within its limits.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-caps-ridesharing-licenses-one-year-passes-other-rideshare-related" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-caps-ridesharing-licenses-one-year-passes-other-rideshare-related#comments Economic Development Roadways Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:45:00 +0000 82821 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Uber and Lyft-marked&nbsp;car. Image via <a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/license/1007905058">Getty Images</a>.</p> Denver Police Department rolls out new use-of-force policy http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/denver-police-department-rolls-out-new-use-force-policy <div class="node-body article-body">The Denver Police Department's new use-of-force policy, which took over a year to draft, was designed with the hopes of increasing public trust and fostering better relations between police and the community.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/denver-police-department-rolls-out-new-use-force-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/denver-police-department-rolls-out-new-use-force-policy#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:11:00 +0000 82811 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A police officer reaches for his sidearm. Image via <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_of_force">Wikipedia.</a></p> 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 West Hollywood city council urges removal of President Trump’s Walk of Fame star http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/west-hollywood-city-council-urges-removal-president-trump-s-walk-fame-star <div class="node-body article-body">The West Hollywood, Calif., City Council has called for the removal of President Donald Trump’s star from the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The only issue is, council doesn’t have the authority to remove the star. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/west-hollywood-city-council-urges-removal-president-trump-s-walk-fame-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/west-hollywood-city-council-urges-removal-president-trump-s-walk-fame-star#comments Roadways Administration Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82791 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Buskers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Image via <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame.jpg/800px-Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 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 U.S. Communities announces new energy savings contract http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-energy-savings-contract <div class="node-body article-body">The new U.S. Communities contract for energy consulting and management services has been awarded to Tradition Energy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-energy-savings-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-energy-savings-contract#comments Coop Solutions Tue, 07 Aug 2018 22:18:00 +0000 82771 at http://americancityandcounty.com Anchorage fortifies its computer systems as hackers attack neighboring municipalities http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/anchorage-fortifies-its-computer-systems-hackers-attack-neighboring-municipaliti <div class="node-body article-body">A potent cyber attack is spreading through local Alaskan governments, but the state’s biggest municipality is determined not to fall victim to it.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/anchorage-fortifies-its-computer-systems-hackers-attack-neighboring-municipaliti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/government-security/anchorage-fortifies-its-computer-systems-hackers-attack-neighboring-municipaliti#comments Government Security Records Management Mon, 06 Aug 2018 19:34:00 +0000 82761 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Anchorage, Alaska skyline. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anchorage_from_Earthquake_Park.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Local governments create ‘safe exchange zones’ for online transactions, child custody exchanges http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-governments-create-safe-exchange-zones-online-transactions-child-custody-excha <div class="node-body article-body">Police and sheriff’s departments across the country are setting up safe exchange zones, where online transactions and child custody exchanges can occur under video surveillance to ensure the safety of all parties involved.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-governments-create-safe-exchange-zones-online-transactions-child-custody-excha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/local-governments-create-safe-exchange-zones-online-transactions-child-custody-excha#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 06 Aug 2018 04:20:00 +0000 82751 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Rutherford County, Tenn.&#39;s Sheriff&#39;s Office. Image via Rutherford County.</p> Thinking Beyond Asset Management: A Guide for Public Works http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/thinking-beyond-asset-management-guide-public-works <div class="node-body article-body">As a public works professional, you’re all too familiar with the state of your infrastructure and the importance of asset management. But, thriving communities know the difference between simply tracking maintenance and using asset, work, and resource data to improve performance. </div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/thinking-beyond-asset-management-guide-public-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/thinking-beyond-asset-management-guide-public-works#comments White Papers Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82741 at http://americancityandcounty.com Procuring Telematics? Best Practices to Successfully Purchasing http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/procuring-telematics-best-practices-successfully-purchasing <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to managing a public fleet of vehicles and mobile assets, implementing telematics has become an increasingly important initiative for many organizations.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/procuring-telematics-best-practices-successfully-purchasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/procuring-telematics-best-practices-successfully-purchasing#comments White Papers Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82731 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 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, 30 Jul 2018 19:56:00 +0000 81541 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why cities in the Rust Belt should invest in IoT http://americancityandcounty.com/cloud-computing/why-cities-rust-belt-should-invest-iot <div class="field-byline"> Scott Fadness </div> <div class="field-deck"> For Rust belt cities, IoT is an opportunity, says Fishers, Ind. Mayor Scott Fadness </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For Rust belt cities, IoT is an opportunity, writes Fishers, Ind. Mayor Scott Fadness.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/cloud-computing/why-cities-rust-belt-should-invest-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/cloud-computing/why-cities-rust-belt-should-invest-iot#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:21:00 +0000 82711 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Indiana IoT Lab - the first city-funded IoT incubator of its kind - recently opened it&rsquo;s doors in Fishers, Ind. The lab will lay a foundation for grassroots IoT innovation in the city.</p> Managing transportation http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/managing-transportation <div class="field-deck"> As more on-demand travel options become available, cities’ transportation networks are evolving </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As more on-demand travel options become available, cities’ transportation networks are evolving. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/managing-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/managing-transportation#comments Public Transit Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:20:00 +0000 82701 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Autonomous shuttles like the one pictured above will help make urban transportation systems seamless in the coming years.</p> Industry Insights: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) http://americancityandcounty.com/gis-gps/industry-insights-geographic-information-systems-gis <div class="field-deck"> Q&A with Robert Locke, vice president of government solutions at EagleView. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Robert Locke, vice president of government solutions at EagleView, provides some insights into how governments can best do business with the GIS industry.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gis-gps/industry-insights-geographic-information-systems-gis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gis-gps/industry-insights-geographic-information-systems-gis#comments GIS & GPS Products at Work GIS & GPS Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:36:00 +0000 82691 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Robert Locke, vice president of government solutions at EagleView.</p> Industry Insights: Masonry http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/industry-insights-masonry <div class="field-deck"> Q&A with John Cicciarelli, director of structural masonry sales for Echelon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Cicciarelli, director of structural masonry sales for Echelon, provides some insights into how governments can best do business with the masonry industry.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/industry-insights-masonry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/industry-insights-masonry#comments Construction Facilities Products at Work Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:36:00 +0000 82681 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>John Cicciarelli,&nbsp;director of structural masonry sales for Echelon.</p> Smart Cities Summit 2018 http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities-summit-2018 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Technology is continuing to move at an immensely fast pace, and cities must keep up with this change by progressing their IoT initiatives. Taking place Oct. 29-30, 2018 in Atlanta, the Smart Cities Summit will be co-located for the first time ever with Industrial IoT World and IoT Blockchain Summit.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency Atlanta</span> <div class="street-address"> 265 Peachtree Street Northeast </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <span class="postal-code">30303</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.761682">33° 45' 42.0552" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.387091">84° 23' 13.5276" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.761682+-84.387091+%28265+Peachtree+Street+Northeast%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30303%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><img alt="" height="167" src="/site-files/americancityandcounty.com/files/uploads/2018/07/26/Smart-Cities-Summit-logo-RGB.JPG" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" width="583" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Technology is continuing to move at an immensely fast pace, and cities must keep up with this change by progressing their IoT initiatives.</p> <p>Taking place Oct. 29-30, 2018 in Atlanta, the Smart Cities Summit will be co-located for the first time ever with Industrial IoT World and IoT Blockchain Summit.</p> <p>The event will explore topics such as new disruptive technologies, data &amp; connectivity, innovation procurement, seamless transportation and 5G/Cybersecurity. Hear thought-provoking case studies from speakers across the ecosystem, including AVIS Budget Group, City of Miami, FedEx and more.</p> <p>Backed by over 600 key players from global enterprises, city leaders and technology professionals, Smart Cities Summit is where resilient and responsive cities are made.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities-summit-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities-summit-2018#comments 33.761682 -84.387091 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 19:24:00 +0000 82671 at http://americancityandcounty.com Who are you? http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/who-are-you <div class="field-deck"> When done right, branding a city will net it far more than just a flashy new logo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When done right, branding a city will net it far more than just a flashy new logo.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/who-are-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/who-are-you#comments Economic Development Privatization & Outsourcing Administration Thu, 26 Jul 2018 19:09:00 +0000 82661 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Gallatin, Tenn.&#39;s new brand logo superimposed over its&nbsp;city hall.&nbsp;Images courtesy of City of Gallatin.&nbsp;</span></p> Turning conflicts into solutions http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/turning-conflicts-solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">Raquelle Solon, business solutions engineer for organizational resiliency firm FEI Behavioral Health, explains how co-workers can work through issues and eliminate future disagreements to improve relationships and enhance job performance. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/turning-conflicts-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/turning-conflicts-solutions#comments Human Resources Viewpoints Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:54:00 +0000 82651 at http://americancityandcounty.com Seattle becomes first major U.S. city to pass domestic workers’ bill of rights http://americancityandcounty.com/job-creation/seattle-becomes-first-major-us-city-pass-domestic-workers-bill-rights <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic workers — nannies, gardeners, house cleaners, cooks, housekeepers, etc. — will now enjoy more rights and protections in Seattle. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/job-creation/seattle-becomes-first-major-us-city-pass-domestic-workers-bill-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/job-creation/seattle-becomes-first-major-us-city-pass-domestic-workers-bill-rights#comments Job Creation Unemployment Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:41:00 +0000 82641 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>&quot;Laying the Table&quot; by French painter Victor Gabriel Gilbert. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Victor_Gabriel_Gilbert_Laying_the_table.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Communicating in Crisis – How Preparedness Leads to Successful Crisis Management http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/communicating-crisis-how-preparedness-leads-successful-crisis-management <div class="node-body article-body">Every organization, whether it is in the public or private sector, needs to evaluate the risks that threaten the lives and property of stakeholders.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/communicating-crisis-how-preparedness-leads-successful-crisis-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/communicating-crisis-how-preparedness-leads-successful-crisis-management#comments White Papers Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82631 at http://americancityandcounty.com How Cary, N.C., is tearing down silos http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cary-nc-tearing-down-silos <div class="node-body blog-body">Kevin Ebi, global managing editor at the Smart Cities Council, explains how Cary, N.C. is building a "360-degree view of the city" to remove silos in the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cary-nc-tearing-down-silos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-cary-nc-tearing-down-silos#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:10:00 +0000 82621 at http://americancityandcounty.com Philadelphia updates sexual harassment policies following searing audit http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/philadelphia-updates-sexual-harassment-policies-following-searing-audit <div class="node-body article-body">Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order that drastically alters his city’s sexual harassment policies on the same day an explosive audit on the city’s sexual misconduct was released.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/philadelphia-updates-sexual-harassment-policies-following-searing-audit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/philadelphia-updates-sexual-harassment-policies-following-searing-audit#comments Human Resources Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +0000 82611 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Philadelphia_Mayor_Jim_Kenney_(25550370434).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>