American City & County http://americancityandcounty.com/rss.xml en Gallery: Recreation products galore on display at NRPA Congress http://americancityandcounty.com/playgrounds/gallery-recreation-products-galore-display-nrpa-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Explore the pool climbing walls, timber towers for playgrounds, bike racks, park shelters and other recreation gear in this photo gallery. All of the products were featured in the 2014 National Recreation & Park Assn. (NRPA) Congress and Exposition. The event took place in Charlotte, N.C., in mid-October. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/playgrounds/gallery-recreation-products-galore-display-nrpa-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/playgrounds/gallery-recreation-products-galore-display-nrpa-congress#comments Golf Courses Playgrounds Parks & Recreation Recreation Centers Sports Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Parks & Recreation Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:24:00 +0000 59041 at http://americancityandcounty.com Expert: Lean IT staffs drive the need for innovation in government (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-lean-it-staffs-drive-need-innovation-government-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Accellion's Patrick Conte discusses innovation in government IT products. He says that lean IT staffs drive the need for innovation in government.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-lean-it-staffs-drive-need-innovation-government-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-lean-it-staffs-drive-need-innovation-government-related-video#comments Computers & Monitors Cloud Computing Hardware & Software Security Human Resources Mobile Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:32:00 +0000 59021 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Patrick Conte</p> Transit agencies look to efficient asset management to meet mandates (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/management/transit-agencies-look-efficient-asset-management-meet-mandates-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Accenture offers asset management solutions to transit agencies. Efficient asset management can help reduce the large equipment repair backlog that some agencies face.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/management/transit-agencies-look-efficient-asset-management-meet-mandates-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/management/transit-agencies-look-efficient-asset-management-meet-mandates-related-video#comments Fleets Finance Management Vehicles Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:12:00 +0000 59011 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Government Product News&#39; Michael Keating sits down with Accenture&#39;s manager of public transportation in North America, Michael Wilson, to discuss enterprise asset management for public transit agencies.</p> Best cities for liberals, conservatives, centrists http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/best-cities-liberals-conservatives-centrists <div class="node-body article-body">Using numerous data sets, Livability.com reveals the cities that best match political leanings.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/best-cities-liberals-conservatives-centrists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/best-cities-liberals-conservatives-centrists#comments Administration Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:22:00 +0000 58961 at http://americancityandcounty.com Mother Monster http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mother-monster <div class="node-body blog-body">Lady Gaga lives for the applause, and, occasionally, don't we all? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mother-monster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mother-monster#comments Viewpoints Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0000 58941 at http://americancityandcounty.com 2014 Government Contractors Holiday Soiree http://americancityandcounty.com/2014-government-contractors-holiday-soiree <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates will host a 2014 soiree for government contractors the evening of Dec. 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">John F. Kennedy Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 2700 F STREET NW </div> <span class="locality">Washington, District Of Columbia</span> <span class="postal-code">20566</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=2700+F+STREET+NW%2C+Washington%2C+District+Of+Columbia%2C+%2C+20566%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 soiree for government contractors is slated for Dec. 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>The event, hosted by Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates, will take place at the terrace level from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants will be able to meet with government officials and network with government contractors, over 200 of whom are expected to attend. Admission is $25, but no sales will take place at the door. Commercial sponsorships are available.</p> <p>For more information and to sign up or sponsor the event, visit <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/government-contractors-2014-holiday-soiree-128-the-kennedy-center-tickets-13666780709" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/2014-government-contractors-holiday-soiree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/2014-government-contractors-holiday-soiree#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:45:00 +0000 58951 at http://americancityandcounty.com A minute with... Colonel E.M. Setting, winner of the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Expeditionary Medal http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-colonel-em-setting-winner-presidential-unit-citation-and-navy-expeditionary-medal <div class="node-body blog-body">A profile with the winner of the Presidential Unit Citation from President Reagan and the Navy Expeditionary Medal for Military Action in Libya. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/american-history">American History</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-colonel-em-setting-winner-presidential-unit-citation-and-navy-expeditionary-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/minute-colonel-em-setting-winner-presidential-unit-citation-and-navy-expeditionary-medal#comments Viewpoints American History Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:40:00 +0000 58931 at http://americancityandcounty.com Schaus & Pepper: Comply, Compete and Win – GSA Schedule Proposals http://americancityandcounty.com/schaus-pepper-comply-compete-and-win-gsa-schedule-proposals <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates and Pepper Hamliton LLP will host a Washington, D.C. workshop on how companies can use the General Services Administration Schedule.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Pepper Hamilton LLP Penthouse</span> <div class="street-address"> 600 14th St NW </div> <span class="locality">Washington, District Of Columbia</span> <span class="postal-code">20005</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=600+14th+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+District+Of+Columbia%2C+%2C+20005%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Jennifer Schaus &amp; Associates and Pepper Hamliton LLP will present a workshop on how companies can use <a href="http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/196585" target="_blank">General Services Administration (GSA) schedules</a>.</p> <p>Topics include:</p> <p>*How the GSA Schedule can be an asset or liability to your company</p> <p>*The advantages and disadvantages of using the GSA Schedule</p> <p>*How the schedule affects pricing and margins</p> <p>*Staying compliant with the terms and conditions</p> <p>*Passing GSA inspections</p> <p>*Meeting GSA sales quotas</p> <p>The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the penthouse at Pepper Hamilton&#39;s 14th Street office in Washington, D.C. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided. Admission is $25. No ticket sales will be made at the door. For more information and to sign up, visit <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/schaus-pepper-gsa-schedules-comply-compete-win-government-contracting-event-tickets-13668136765" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/schaus-pepper-comply-compete-and-win-gsa-schedule-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/schaus-pepper-comply-compete-and-win-gsa-schedule-proposals#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:00 +0000 58921 at http://americancityandcounty.com The social soapbox http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/social-soapbox <div class="field-deck"> How social media and data analytics are helping grassroots candidates gain legitimacy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How social media and data analytics are helping grassroots candidates gain legitimacy </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/social-soapbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/social-soapbox#comments Administration Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:05:00 +0000 58911 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Victoria Provenza, an independent mayoral candidate in Shreveport, La., has leveraged social media to move from obscurity to contender.</p> Making the case for historic theaters http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/making-case-historic-theaters <div class="field-byline"> Michael R. Schnoering </div> <div class="field-deck"> Preserving the past is a key to the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael R. Schnoering, AIA, shows how historic preservation revitalizes cities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/making-case-historic-theaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/making-case-historic-theaters#comments Administration Resources Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:52:00 +0000 58901 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Historic theaters like Count Biase Theatre in Red Bank, N.J., bring beauty and revenue to local communities.</p> Deadline approaches for Climate Action Champions competition http://americancityandcounty.com/deadline-approaches-climate-action-champions-competition <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Local and tribal governments across the U.S. have until 5 p.m. Oct. 27 to apply for federal recognition for their efforts to mitigate and withstand the effects of climate change.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nationwide</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Up to 15 communities across the U.S. will be recognized for their local efforts to cut carbon pollution and prepare for the impact of climate change as part of the Obama Administration&#39;s Climate Action Champions competition.</p> <p>The competition, administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, will recognize local and tribal governments who are both mitigating the effects of greenhouse-gas pollution and building resilence to these impacts. Projects communities might want to highlight include implementing renewable energy for buildings to provide reliable power for emergency responders, installing storm-resistant energy-efficient windows, deploying micro-grid technology to bolster the resilience of critical infrastructure or leveraging green infratructure for carbon sequestration. Winners of the competition will receive facilitated peer-to-peer learning and mentorship as well as targeted implementation support from a broad range of federal agencies.</p> <p>The first round of the competition is geared toward communities that are already leaders in addressing and preparing for climate change. The next round will target communities that have demonstrated committment but lack resources.</p> <p>The application process is short -- it asks applicants to detail their accomplishments to date and lay out their plans for future actions. The application is due by 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 27. Interested communities may apply <a href="https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId7078c60d-e5e7-46f3-9615-8294b14caa6a" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/deadline-approaches-climate-action-champions-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/deadline-approaches-climate-action-champions-competition#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:38:00 +0000 58891 at http://americancityandcounty.com Ohio’s Third Frontier program aims to drive product innovation and economic development (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/ohio-s-third-frontier-program-aims-drive-product-innovation-and-economic-development-rela <div class="node-body article-body">Ohio’s Third Frontier program aims to drive product innovation and economic development. Consulting firm NineSigma is playing a role in the Third Frontier effort through its Open Innovation Incentive grant program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/ohio-s-third-frontier-program-aims-drive-product-innovation-and-economic-development-rela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/ohio-s-third-frontier-program-aims-drive-product-innovation-and-economic-development-rela#comments Technology Technology Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:29:00 +0000 58881 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Nick Kacsandi</p> MPA offering serves Southern California for 40 years http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/mpa-offering-serves-southern-california-40-years <div class="node-body article-body">Shelly Arsneault tells how the MPA offering at California State Fullerton (CSUF) serves Southern California. Arsneault is public administration programs coordinator and professor of political science at CSUF.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/mpa-offering-serves-southern-california-40-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/mpa-offering-serves-southern-california-40-years#comments GPN Administration Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0000 58871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Shelly Arsneault</p> Government in the digital age http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/government-digital-age <div class="field-deck"> How high-tech solutions and open data are improving municipal efficiency and effectiveness </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During a recent Emerging Local Government Leaders webinar, Garrett Jacobs, a program coordinator at Code For America, discussed how technological advancements are impacting governance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/government-digital-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/government-digital-age#comments Technology Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:02:00 +0000 58851 at http://americancityandcounty.com Expert: Federal IT teams are developing innovative solutions (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-federal-it-teams-are-developing-innovative-solutions-related-video <div class="field-byline"> Parham Eftekhari </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parham Eftekhari of the Government Technology Research Alliance discusses ways that federal agencies are sharing best practices to save money and enhance security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-federal-it-teams-are-developing-innovative-solutions-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/security/expert-federal-it-teams-are-developing-innovative-solutions-related-video#comments Computers & Monitors Federal Hardware & Software Security Mobile Technology Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:53:00 +0000 58861 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Parham Eftekhari</p> Iowa prepares for floods http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/iowa-prepares-floods <div class="node-body article-body">By creating toolkits and installing high-tech sensors, Iowa is helping local leaders prepare for rising waters.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/iowa-prepares-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/iowa-prepares-floods#comments Emergency Management Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:51:00 +0000 58841 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A new Iowa stream stage sensor.</p> Solidifying sludge http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/solidifying-sludge <div class="field-deck"> Kenosha, Wis., Water Utility saves with a new centrifuge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kenosha, Wis., Water Utility saves with a new centrifuge </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/solidifying-sludge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/solidifying-sludge#comments Public Works Sustainability Water Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:40:00 +0000 58831 at http://americancityandcounty.com Texas Tunnel http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/texas-tunnel <div class="field-deck"> Austin’s wastewater tunnel alleviates sewer stress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Austin’s wastewater tunnel alleviates sewer stress</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/texas-tunnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/texas-tunnel#comments Public Works Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:35:00 +0000 58821 at http://americancityandcounty.com Roadway and rowers http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/roadway-and-rowers <div class="field-deck"> North Cattlemen Road and regatta upgrades transform Sarasota County </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Cattlemen Road and regatta upgrades transform Sarasota County</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/roadway-and-rowers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/roadway-and-rowers#comments Parks & Recreation Waste Public Works Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:28:00 +0000 58811 at http://americancityandcounty.com City of Brotherly Love http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/city-brotherly-love <div class="field-byline"> Donna Frisby-Greenwood </div> <div class="field-deck"> Immigrants build a better future for Philadelphia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Immigrants build a better future for Philadelphia </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/city-brotherly-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/city-brotherly-love#comments Administration Sustainability Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:17:00 +0000 58801 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Welcoming Center employer partners include Vision Furniture in North Philadelphia.</p> Artwork: Constructing a powerful public works portfolio one piece at a time http://americancityandcounty.com/construction/artwork-constructing-powerful-public-works-portfolio-one-piece-time <div class="node-body gallery-body">Brad Burns displays his public works construction art at government offices, corporate headquarters and public facilities around the globe. Here is a collection of his works with descriptions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/construction/artwork-constructing-powerful-public-works-portfolio-one-piece-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/construction/artwork-constructing-powerful-public-works-portfolio-one-piece-time#comments Construction Equipment Fleets Highways, Streets & Bridges Vehicles Roadways Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:02:00 +0000 58791 at http://americancityandcounty.com Seattle-area transit agency buys electric buses (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/vehicles/seattle-area-transit-agency-buys-electric-buses-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">The King County Metro public transit authority in Seattle has purchased two EV (electric vehicle) buses with an option to buy 200 more over next five years. Greenville, S.C.-based Proterra is providing the vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/vehicles/seattle-area-transit-agency-buys-electric-buses-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/vehicles/seattle-area-transit-agency-buys-electric-buses-related-video#comments Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Fleets Management Green Vehicles Green Purchasing Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 58781 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>One of the Proterra EV buses destined for use by the King County Metro public transit authority.</p> The wow projects of wastewater http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/wow-projects-wastewater <div class="node-body gallery-body">Watewater projects prove they have a photogenic side. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/wow-projects-wastewater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/wow-projects-wastewater#comments Public Works Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0000 58771 at http://americancityandcounty.com Up-to-date source of heavy equipment intelligence now available http://americancityandcounty.com/equipment/date-source-heavy-equipment-intelligence-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">The EquipmentWatch INDEX is a source of heavy equipment intelligence. The latest INDEX is now available. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/equipment/date-source-heavy-equipment-intelligence-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/equipment/date-source-heavy-equipment-intelligence-now-available#comments Equipment Fleets Management Vehicles Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:55:00 +0000 58761 at http://americancityandcounty.com Kaspersky Government CyberSecurity Forum coming Oct. 28 http://americancityandcounty.com/kaspersky-government-cybersecurity-forum-coming-oct-28 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>A forum on cybersecurity featuring leaders from the public and private sector will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Oct. 28.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW </div> <span class="locality">Washington, District Of Columbia</span> <span class="postal-code">20004</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=1300+Pennsylvania+Avenue+NW%2C+Washington%2C+District+Of+Columbia%2C+%2C+20004%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The electronic security firm Kaspersky Lab will host a forum on cybersecurity Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>The Kaspersky Government Cybersecurity Forum, which will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, will feature the following participants:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Nicole Tisdale</strong>, Democratic subcommittee director and counsel to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.</li> <li> <strong>Karen Evans</strong>, national director for the US Cyber Challenge.</li> <li> <strong>Joel Brenner</strong>, former head of National Counterintelligence and Author of <em>America the Vulnerable</em>.</li> <li> <strong>Howard Schmidt</strong>, former cybersecurity coordinator of the Obama Administration</li> <li> <strong>Tom Davis</strong>, former Virginia congressman and former chairman of the House Government Reform Committee.</li> <li> <strong>Robert Clark</strong>, cyber operational lawyer for the Army Cyber Institute, United States Military Academy in West Point.</li> <li> <strong>Adam Firestone</strong>, president and general manager of Kaspersky Government Security Services, Inc.</li> </ul> <p>The forum will focus on addressing issues of cyber resiliency well before a cyberattack happens. Topics to be discussed include policy, acquisition and engineering processes to create robust and resilient systems to protect government organization from today&#39;s sophisticated electronic threats.</p> <p>For the agenda and registration, visit <a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/2014-kaspersky-government-cybersecurity-forum/custom-18-06fc0e06ac5d4acd9ccbb4bbe2938aa4.aspx">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/kaspersky-government-cybersecurity-forum-coming-oct-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/kaspersky-government-cybersecurity-forum-coming-oct-28#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:10:00 +0000 58751 at http://americancityandcounty.com Protecting the vulnerable and strengthening disaster preparedness with new technology http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/protecting-vulnerable-and-strengthening-disaster-preparedness-new-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Noah Reiter, director of industry solutions for Rave Mobile Safety, explains how technology can help municipalities prepare for disasters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/protecting-vulnerable-and-strengthening-disaster-preparedness-new-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/protecting-vulnerable-and-strengthening-disaster-preparedness-new-technology#comments Viewpoints Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:13:00 +0000 58721 at http://americancityandcounty.com Is Pennywise back? http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/pennywise-back <div class="node-body blog-body">Is the monster from Stephen King's "It" stalking a small Southern California town?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/government-lighter-side">Governments&#039; Lighter Side</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/pennywise-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/pennywise-back#comments Public Safety Governments&#039; Lighter Side Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:03:00 +0000 58711 at http://americancityandcounty.com City commission fireworks show http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/city-commission-fireworks-show <div class="field-byline"> Joe Benjamin </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Ethics Essay Contest </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Benjamin, the purchasing manager of Plant City, Fla., has written an essay on an ethical conundrum that procurement officials might face.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/city-commission-fireworks-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/purchasing-procurement/city-commission-fireworks-show#comments Purchasing & Procurement Silver Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0000 58731 at http://americancityandcounty.com Wildlife causes problems in urban environments http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/wildlife-causes-problems-urban-environments <div class="node-body article-body">As cities grow, often they encroach on the natural habitats of potentially dangerous animals. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/wildlife-causes-problems-urban-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/wildlife-causes-problems-urban-environments#comments Public Safety Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:28:00 +0000 58681 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An American Black Bear. Bears like these are increasingly becoming a problem in urbanized areas. Photo by Greg Hume, via Wikipedia.</p> Chicago “people spots” drive revenue, build community http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/chicago-people-spots-drive-revenue-build-community <div class="field-deck"> By converting storefront parking spots into micro-parks, Chicago business owners are learning the value of prioritizing people over cars. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By converting storefront parking spots into micro-parks, Chicago business owners are learning the value of prioritizing people over cars. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/chicago-people-spots-drive-revenue-build-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/chicago-people-spots-drive-revenue-build-community#comments Economic Development Parks & Recreation Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:14:00 +0000 58671 at http://americancityandcounty.com