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Arkansas bridge stands tall despite demolition attempt

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The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department got a rude awakening when its attempt to detonate a bridge failed completely.

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Where should public sector budget dollars go in 2017?

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Total government purchases in the U.S. could reach $3.36 trillion in 2017.

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Deere equipment gets advanced grade control technology (with related video)

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John Deere is building on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers with the integration of the machine control offering on the 750K and 850K models.

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The 10 worst and 10 best cities for foodies

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Best Foodie Cities

 

Worst Foodie Cities

 

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California legislation allows county to test driverless vehicles

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New legislation has passed that allows one California county to test driverless vehicles on a public road and a business park.

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Meet the autonomous bus that could get people out of their cars

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Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst tells about the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus, a luxurious semi-autonomous bus that made a 12-mile drive in Amsterdam.

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Florida gives Miami-Dade $7 million to fight spread of Zika

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A new Zika virus transmission zone has been discovered in Miami as Florida officials send over $7 million to Miami-Dade County to fight the spread of the virus.

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Governments: Prepare for the new overtime regulations that start Dec. 1!

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Jamie Dokovna, an attorney with the Becker & Poliakoff law firm, outlines ways that local and state officials can comply with the final U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule.

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Are you sitting on an asset? Learn how energy efficiency can fund big ambitions

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NLC Report: City finances are getting stronger

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In its 31st annual City Fiscal Conditions report, National League of Cities (NLC) finds that fiscal conditions of U.S.

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Wireless lighting control setup delivers energy savings (with related video)

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Vive wireless lighting control systems are tied together with a wireless hub for central control and monitoring.

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Hurricane-slammed states coordinate recovery efforts

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While Hurricane Matthew has waned into a tropical depression, recovery and response efforts in affected areas have only just begun.

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Five reasons why a local government may want to use a law firm for its general counsel function

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Government lawyer Alan Zimmet explains the advantages that outsourcing general counsel to law firms holds for local governments.

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Finalist cities continue projects from 2013 innovation contest

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Four out of five cities that were finalists in Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013 Mayors Challenge have seen their winning projects come to fruition three years after the challenge ended.

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How slow Internet is holding your city back

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi explains why broadband is necessary for everyone and why it's important to act now.

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Reinvented truck lineup offers new features (with related video)

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Daimler Trucks North America has unveiled the latest Freightliner Cascadia truck lineup.

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Navigating New Waters: Calming the Rough C’s: Contracts, Crisis and Conflict

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In this first in a series of webinars presented by the National Coalition for Public Procurement, learn about Plotting the Course to Effective Contract Management

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Navigating New Waters: Calming the Rough C’s: Contracts, Crisis and Conflict-Part 2

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In this second in a series of webinars presented by the National Coalition for Public Procurement, learn about Emergency Preparedness: Batten Down the Hatches.

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Navigating New Waters: Calming the Rough C’s: Contracts, Crisis and Conflict Part 3

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In this third in a series of webinars presented by the National Coalition for Public Procurement, learn about Walking the Plank: Negotiations, Protests and Conflict Management.

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Sunshine State MPA develops key skills in future leaders (with related video)

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Barry University's James J.

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Michigan school system shines light on saving energy—and $

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Lighting retrofit offers solid return on investment

The Byron Center Public Schools in Byron Center, Mich., partnered with Th

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Cities use prevention, GIS to fight opioid epidemic

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Two cities, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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How Seattle cut 9,000 tons of carbon emissions (D.C. and San Diego too)

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Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains how cities can use several strategies to reduce their carbon emissions.

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Hino Trucks expands platform to create a connected vehicle for all customers

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Hino Trucks has expanded its INSIGHT platform.

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How your community's green footprint can impact our future

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Commercial and government contracts manager Chris Thomas tells how GIS technology can help protect and conserve the green aspects of communities.

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Funding the fourth utility

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Timothy Downs

Similar to assets like power, water and sewer, a grow

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Saving green by going green

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The economic argument for switching to renewable energy

The story of Georgetown, Texas and Grand Rapids, Mich.'s use of renew

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Weathering the storm

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How local governments coordinate emergency response and recovery for natural disasters

When natural disasters occur in non-fe

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Winning formula: Smarter stadiums equal more cash for your city

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi tells how cities can make smarter investments in stadiums.

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California wildfire becomes most expensive in U.S. history

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The Soberanes Fire, which has burned over 132,069 acres by Monterey County, Calif., has cost $235 million to fight.

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Kansas City streetcar system to expand due to high ridership demand

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Kansas City, Mo.

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Litigation: You be the judge

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Beth D.

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One way to add open green space to your city (and do it really cheaply)

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Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst tells how cities with limited public green space can leverage existing green space for the public.

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Infographic: How state and local governments manage IT

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State and local governments were expected to spend over $71 billion on IT in 2016, and many reported sharing similar challenges and viewpoints.

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Robust site offers insight into graduate programs

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Harvey Berkey discusses some of the features of the Graduate Programs.com site.

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LED street lamps deliver uniform lighting (with related video)

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Choose from three models of RSW LED Street Luminaires that deliver comfortable, uniform and dark-sky friendly LED lighting for roadway applications.

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Service-member families rely on military-grade laundry machines

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Overy 1,600 Speed Queen laundry machines service the many soldiers and their family members of zFort Hood, the largest active-duty armored post in the U.S.

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Video security setup shielded Cleveland during Republican National Convention

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Cleveland officials selected Vidsys, a provider of enterprise Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, to implement video security citywide leading up to and during the Republica

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Communications setup protects Missouri university against fire, severe weather and other emergencies

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Joplin, Mo.-based Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) relies on a Simplex voice-enabled fire alarm system as the cornerstone of the school’s entire emergency communications setup.

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Igniting the Flame Award winners

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This summer, American City and County asked you identify the most impactful young government leaders across the country.

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Body of evidence grows, but questions remain about police body cameras

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Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi addresses the advantages and challenges associated with police-worn body cameras.

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Obama Administration announces $80 million in smart cities funding

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The Obama Administration announced on Sept.

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One smart city standard to rule them all?

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Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains why smart city standards are important and why differing efforts to develop standards can cause confusion.

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Charlotte responds to protests, faces criticism

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Charlotte's mayor's office, the city's police force and North Carolina State officials are all facing heavy criticism for the way they handled the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting which spark

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Minimizing the Financial Impact of Emergency Work

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Content Sponsored by Gordian

Natural disasters and emergency situations can happen at any time and anywhere.

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D.C. transportation agency tracks buses in real time through mobile intelligence

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The District Department of Transportation worked with EastBanc Technologies to develop a custom solution for tracking and maintaining visibility into the location and movement of DDOT’s network of b

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Lightning detectors provide early warning of storms in Sunshine State

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Cape Coral deployed Earth Networks’ automated Outdoor Alerting Systems (OAS) across 17 city public parks in December 2015 to address its status as having the second highest number of lightning strik

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Minnesota firm awarded cooperative contract for athletic and PE equipment

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Winning vendor has been supplying equipment for 70 years across the U.S.

Gopher, an athletic and physical education equipment

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Getting to We: Negotiating agreements for highly collaborative relationships (with related video)

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Kate Vitasek

Expert Kate Vitasek outlines ways to negotiate in complex and dynamic situations through the Getting to We proc

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For police departments: Some video storage advice

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Wayne Arvidson

Quantum's Wayne Arvidson offers advice on video storage practices to police departments.

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