Case Studies http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en Municipal Equality Index finds cities promoting LGBT rights http://americancityandcounty.com/citizen-engagement/municipal-equality-index-finds-cities-promoting-lgbt-rights <div class="node-body article-body">Cities are at the forefront of the fight for LGBT equality, even in regions historically opposed to the struggle.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/citizen-engagement/municipal-equality-index-finds-cities-promoting-lgbt-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/citizen-engagement/municipal-equality-index-finds-cities-promoting-lgbt-rights#comments Case Studies Citizen Engagement Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:23:00 +0000 49971 at http://americancityandcounty.com Graphic courtesy of the 2013 Municipal Equality index Photo enforcement funds driver's ed http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/photo-enforcement-funds-drivers-ed <div class="field-deck"> Chattanooga, Tenn., uses traffic violations to educate citizens on safe driving </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chattanooga, Tenn., uses traffic violations to educate citizens on safe driving.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/photo-enforcement-funds-drivers-ed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-safety/photo-enforcement-funds-drivers-ed#comments Case Studies Roadways Public Safety Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:29:00 +0000 22731 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> Driver&#39;s Education classes in Chattanooga are now funded with monies from speeding tickets.</p> Tallahassee transit http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/tallahassee-transit <div class="field-deck"> City's old system takes a new route </div> <div class="node-body article-body">City's old system takes a new route.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/tallahassee-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/tallahassee-transit#comments Case Studies Public Transit Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:20:00 +0000 22721 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> To better serve its customer base, StarMetro moved from its traditional hub-and-spokes system to a decentralized, grid system.</p> Home for generations http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/home-generations <div class="field-deck"> Coon Rapids, Minn., revitalizes with remodels </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coon Rapids, Minn., revitalizes with remodels.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/home-generations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/home-generations#comments Case Studies Sustainable Communities Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:53:00 +0000 22711 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> Residents take tours before, during, and after renovations to watch the homes&#39; transformations.</p> House of Mouse http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/house-mouse <div class="field-byline"> Richard Foglesong with intro by Erin Greer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Disney proves ideal model for urban planning </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Professor Richard Foglesong uses Disney as ideal model to teach about urban planning </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/house-mouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/house-mouse#comments Case Studies Citizen Engagement Sustainable Communities Purchasing & Procurement Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:37:00 +0000 22581 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> Lead by Professor Richard Foglesong, students at Rollins College study the genius behind Walt Disney&#39;s urban planning. Foglesong is the author of &quot;Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando&quot; (Yale University Press, 2001).</p> Waste disposal district harnesses methane http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/waste-disposal-district-harnesses-methane <div class="node-body article-body">St. Landry Parish, La., converts landfill gas to fuel trucks and other municipal vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/waste-disposal-district-harnesses-methane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/waste-disposal-district-harnesses-methane#comments Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Case Studies Waste Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:19:00 +0000 22061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> The Solid Waste Disposal District converts landfill gas to fuel for utility trucks and sells the alternative fuel to other municipal departments.</p> County gives residents a new way to access services http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/county-gives-residents-new-way-access-services <div class="field-deck"> Three 311 Service Centers in Miami-Dade County provide in-person assistance for a variety of local government offerings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three 311 Service Centers in Miami-Dade County provide in-person assistance for a variety of local government offerings.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/county-gives-residents-new-way-access-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/county-gives-residents-new-way-access-services#comments 311 Case Studies Communications Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:10:00 +0000 22051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> Miami-Dade County, Fla.&#39;s 311 Service Centers assisted more than 43,000 customers in its first year of operation.</p> Energy plan reaps environmental and economic benefits http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/energy-plan-reaps-environmental-and-economic-benefits <div class="field-deck"> Cathedral City's energy reduction efforts include solar energy and lighting upgrades. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cathedral City's energy reduction efforts include solar energy and lighting upgrades.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/energy-plan-reaps-environmental-and-economic-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/energy-plan-reaps-environmental-and-economic-benefits#comments Case Studies Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:01:00 +0000 22041 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> The Cathedral City, Calif., Civic Center was among the beneficiaries of the city&#39;s energy reduction initiatives.</p> Beauty and the street http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/beauty-and-street <div class="field-deck"> A much-needed makeover transforms downtown Denver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A much-needed makeover transforms downtown Denver</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/beauty-and-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/beauty-and-street#comments Case Studies Sustainable Communities Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:50:00 +0000 22031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> The 14th Street facelift brought trees and planters, as well as new signage and lighting.</p> Rob Williams Nation's capital implements 911 information service http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/nations-capital-implements-911-information-service <div class="field-deck"> Washington, D.C., residents are providing data to help emergency responders better serve them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Washington, D.C., residents are providing data to help emergency responders better serve them.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/nations-capital-implements-911-information-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/nations-capital-implements-911-information-service#comments 311 Case Studies Communications Emergency Management Law Enforcement Smart Cities Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:04:00 +0000 21751 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Washington, D.C., is using a variety of ways to promote the new Smart911 systems to its residents.</p>