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Shortlist for second Amazon headquarters announced

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Amazon has whittled down the 238-plus proposals it received for its new headquarters to 20 potential locations, and mayors are already reacting to the news.

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Cincinnati City Council proposes study of institutional racism in city policy

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Officials in Cincinnati are taking a closer look at how municipal policies affect minorities.

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How government agencies can conquer account revenue management challenges in 2018

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Ontario Systems' Steve Ard and Brett Sivits explain how governments can best overcome account revenue management issues.

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Beyond GIS: The Secret to Productivity

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Your procurement team fulfills one of the most critical business functions of your organization

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New year kicks off with large cities announcing smart city initiatives

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A few large cities are starting the new year with major announcements for smart city initiatives.

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Cities expand borders through annexations

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Sometimes cities outgrow their limits. Other times, they expand to accomplish specific economic development goals.

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How data can help improve air quality control

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Matt Scholl, vice president and general manager – Americas for Envirosuite Limited explains how to harness large amounts of air quality data to improve a community's air quality.

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Numerous water main breaks lead to state of emergency in Jackson, Miss.

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As the new year continues to settle in, Jackson, Miss., officials are scrambling to deal with a major water crisis brought about by cold weather.

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Mayors criticize ICE director’s calls for legal action against sanctuary city officials

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Several mayors have criticized public comments from the U.S.

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Three tech tools that can keep our citizens and first responders safe

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Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains technologies that public safety departments can use to better serve citizens.

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City launches cutting-edge, green indoor pool retrofit

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The retrofit of the Donald Richards Community Pool HVAC system in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, contributed many benefits to the city's pool.

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Data backup refresh helps transit agency reduce data protection costs

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The STORServer EBA852 serves as Dallas Area Rapid Transit's primary backup, and through use of the technology, the agency has reduced overall costs for data protection by removing redundant data.

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The new cloud over smart cities

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Mike Gundling

In smart cities, connectivity is enabling capability

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The robo-car revolution

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Automated vehicles are about to take over our streets; what are cities doing to prepare for this disruptive technology?

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American City & County's 2017 Crown Communities Awards

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2017 proved to be an exemplary year for American City & County's annual Crown Communities awards.

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The opioid crisis in correctional facilities – How connected treatment can help

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Cisco Senior Justice Advisor Daniel Stewart explains how connected treatment technology can help combat the opioid crisis.

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Microgrids-as-a-Service: A New Approach to Solve Resiliency, Efficiency, Sustainability Challenges

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This session will discuss how municipal, district, institutional, commercial campus or large buildings can benefit from a “Microgrid-as-a-Service” business model approach.

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Council members, residents of new Georgia city clash over name change

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Voted into existence in November 2016, South Fulton, Ga., is already undergoing an identity crisis.

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Texas capital introduces street music pilot program

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Austin, Texas, musicians could soon get paid to perform their craft in the streets — courtesy of the city government.

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California wildfires spark issues of bilingual emergency communications

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As wildfires continue to sweep across California, issues concerning emergency communications with the Spanish-speaking population have surfaced.

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Empowering municipal government through data

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Chip Strange is the vice president of strategy and business development at Mosaik, explains how cities can better understand smart city value through deeper insight into users’ network experiences.

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How cooperative contracts can overcome procurement challenges

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Kirkland, Wash., purchasing team drives efficiencies through cooperative buys

Kirkland, Wash., a city of almost 88,000 on the

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Officer with PTSD from Pulse massacre to lose job

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An Eatonville, Fla. police officer hailed as a hero in the 2016 Orlando, Fla.

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New York City’s better way to pay traffic tickets

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New York City utilizes PayNearMe to help people pay for traffic tickets with cash during non-business hours, while also relieving the city's

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San Antonio water system using expanded sewer monitoring system to save ratepayers millions

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A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems to lower operating costs, red

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How public and private partnerships can empower resilient communities

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Rives Taylor, regional sustainability leader for global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler, describes how partnerships can help a community develop resilience.

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Collaborating to create smart communities

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Larry Brown

Technology will help drive us into the future

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Incubating an economy

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Cities are using different approaches to cultivate small business growth through publicly-funded incubators

Cities are using

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American City & County's 2017 Leadership Awards

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Each year American City & County honors public officials from across the county for their impressive accomplishments and outstanding leadership.

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How paper, Excel, and basic bidding tools are holding back your supplier selection

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Your procurement team fulfills one of the most critical business functions of your organization

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Plastic bag, container bans sweep New England cities

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Several New England cities have either passed bans on plastic retail bags and containers or had such regulations instated this month.

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Cities pitch innovative solutions for grants in nationwide challenge

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A handful of lucky cities will win up to $5 million as part of a nationwide philanthropic challenge by pitching compelling and innovative solutions to city problems.

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Law enforcement agencies apply for federal immigration enforcement program despite backlash

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A controversial federal program that expands local police immigration enforcement powers has seen renewed interest under the Trump Administration.

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Aging municipal water piping prompts replacement

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As water conduits continue to age, cities are undergoing the arduous and expensive task of replacing it.

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How to improve community mobility in a smart city through public-private partnerships

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Derek Fretheim, director of business development at urban mobility company moovel Group, discusses how public-private partnerships can help cities develop their smart city and mobility initiatives.

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The 10 U.S. cities offering the best quality of life

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Financial advice and technology site NerdWallet analyzed 177 U.S. cities with over 150,000 people using data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey to determine which U.S.

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Palm Springs elects entirely LGBTQ city council

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Once Palm Springs, Calif.'s two latest council members-elect are sworn in next month, all five city council members will be members of the LGBTQ community.

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What agencies need to know about the Internet of Things

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Dave Shuman, industry leader of Internet of Things and manufacturing at Cloudera, explains the risk factors for the public sector in leveraging the Internet of Things.

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Iowa gas tax hike fuels local road infrastructure

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A 2015 gas tax increase has greatly aided state and local road construction across Iowa.

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Former Tallahassee employee sues city over favoritism in hurricane restoration

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A former Tallahassee, Fla., employee has filed a lawsuit that accuses the city of playing favorites when restoring power after Hurricane Hermine struck the city in September 2016.

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Cook County proposes sexual harassment trainings amid inmate-related harassment lawsuits

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Cook County, Ill., officials have recommended that county staff undergo annual sexual harassment training to ensure safer workplaces as two federal lawsuits accuse county officials of not doing enough

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Why Philadelphia says it doesn’t have a housing problem

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Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains why focusing on jobs can help fix a city's housing issues.

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Cities impose taxes on Airbnb

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As Airbnb and other short-term rental companies continue to gain prominence and widespread adoption, cities have begun levying taxes on the rentals.

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Bill Gates-controlled investment firm plans to build smart city in Arizona desert

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What’s currently a swathe of Arizona desert will become the first smart city built from scratch.

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How state and local government can transform spend management

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Matt Gibbons, senior director of government and government contractor sales for Concur, explains the benefits of software-as-a-service spend management solutions.

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Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter

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Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners

When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean Ci

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New city logos and branding unveiled to mixed response

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Cities are releasing new logos and slogans, but not everyone is thrilled with the new designs.

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State and local transgender lawmakers elected

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Election Day 2017 proved to be a watershed moment for the transgender community as several trans lawmakers were elected across the country.

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5 ways to address election system weaknesses for cities and counties

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Eric Hodge, director of consulting for identity and data defense company CyberScout, explains how local governments can beef up their election systems.

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A parking lot goes from environmental culprit to eco-partner

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St. Clair SHores, Mich.'s new lot reduces the amount of contaminant-bearing stormwater dumped into Lake St. Clair by 95,000 gallons per rain event.

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