Public Works http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Iowa gas tax hike fuels local road infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/iowa-gas-tax-hike-fuels-local-road-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">A 2015 gas tax increase has greatly aided state and local road construction across Iowa.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/iowa-gas-tax-hike-fuels-local-road-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/iowa-gas-tax-hike-fuels-local-road-infrastructure#comments Roadways Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:38:00 +0000 80291 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Rock Island Crescent Bridge in Davenport, Iowa. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rock_Island_Centennial_Bridge_2012.jpg">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Michigan capital files zoning records lawsuit against neighboring Lansing Township http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns <div class="node-body article-body">Lansing, Mich. is suing the nearby Lansing Township over a 2015 moratorium that the mayor says cost the city several million dollars. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns#comments Economic Development Parks & Recreation Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:06:00 +0000 80091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Lansing, Mich. City Hall. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lansing_City_Hall.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Driving big data http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/driving-big-data <div class="field-deck"> By helping local governments work smarter, telematics systems are saving time, money and lives </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By helping local governments work smarter, telematics systems are saving time, money and lives.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/driving-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/driving-big-data#comments Fleets GIS & GPS Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:53:00 +0000 80051 at http://americancityandcounty.com Smarter streetlights http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Cook </div> <div class="field-deck"> Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights#comments Energy Efficiency Roadways Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000 80031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>LED post top lights with motion sensors and smart controllers at U.C. Davis, California.&nbsp;</p> Reinventing for future infrastructure needs http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reinventing-future-infrastructure-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">George Wang, a professor of construction management at East Carolina University explains where local leaders should focus in addressing infrastructure needs.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reinventing-future-infrastructure-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/reinventing-future-infrastructure-needs#comments Public Transit Viewpoints Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:22:00 +0000 79941 at http://americancityandcounty.com UNESCO-designated localities react to U.S. withdrawal decision http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/unesco-designated-localities-react-us-withdrawal-decision <div class="node-body article-body">The Trump Administration’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has drawn reactions from cities that carry UNESCO designations. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/unesco-designated-localities-react-us-withdrawal-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/unesco-designated-localities-react-us-withdrawal-decision#comments Parks & Recreation Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:57:00 +0000 79891 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The San Antonio Missions, which are a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mision_Espada_nima_(3).JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> More government workers are using standing desks at the office (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/more-government-workers-are-using-standing-desks-office-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Look for more government staffers to rely on standing desks in the future, says Jason McCann, VARIDESK CEO.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/more-government-workers-are-using-standing-desks-office-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/more-government-workers-are-using-standing-desks-office-related-video#comments Facilities Office Equipment Worker Safety Technology Technology Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:56:00 +0000 79771 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The Varidesk&nbsp;Pro Plus 30 standing desk solution.&nbsp;</p> Building smarter http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/building-smarter <div class="field-byline"> Terrence McManus </div> <div class="field-deck"> Although the issue is often overlooked, cities will need smarter buildings in order to truly thrive in modernity </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although the issue is often overlooked, cities will need smarter buildings in order to truly thrive in modernity.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/building-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/building-smarter#comments Facilities Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:40:00 +0000 79711 at http://americancityandcounty.com Millennials in transit http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/millennials-transit <div class="field-deck"> Young peoples’ shifting attitudes regarding transportation will change the way our cities operate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Young peoples’ shifting attitudes regarding transportation will change the way our cities operate.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/millennials-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/millennials-transit#comments Public Transit Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:33:00 +0000 79701 at http://americancityandcounty.com