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Water infrastructure funding: Getting the right fit

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John Mastracchio, leader of Arcadis' financial services practice, describes successful methods to fund water infrastructure.

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Municipalities obtain and use solar through different means

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Solar energy continues to be a burgeoning energy source that cities are increasingly tapping into.

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Large cities explore plastic bag bans

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Several large metros are exploring the implementation and modification of plastic bag bans.

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Facilities are often one of the largest and most valuable investments of any organization, and should be stewarded in support of

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But as those who manage, maintain and operate facilities know, connecting the technical and programmatic demands of the facilities with the investments required to address them is a more difficult job

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Texas city loses 800 city employees W-2s in phishing scam

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A “spear phishing” scam has left 803 current and former employees of San Marcos, Texas, at risk of having confidential information stolen.

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Paperless, automated system simplifies registering for recreation activities in Virginia

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Loudoun County, Va., is using a Laserfiche enterprise content management system to make it easier for residents to register for a variety of recreation activities.

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Washington city sues OxyContin maker

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In an unprecedented case, Everett, Wash., is suing opioid maker Purdue Pharma on allegations that the company knowingly let its opioids freely flow in the city's black market.

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Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 2

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In Madison, Wis., the mayor says it’s time for Congress and the Trump administration to help cities repair crumbling infrastructure

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Revamped website reflects reshaped community in San Marcos, Calif.

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The redesigned city website in San Marcos, Calif., has seen a big increase in visitors and page-views.

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System helps Houston manage security during Super Bowl LI

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For major events, Vidsys provides Physical Security Information Management and converged security software to Houston’s Office of Public Safety.

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What causes a town's collapse?

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Small cities and towns are folding in the face of monumental financial and political struggles.

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Transit leaders advocate for federal transit investment on eve of budget proposal

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President Trump is expected to unveil a budget outline by mid-March, and transit leaders across the country are advocating for transit investments as part of the president’s previously proposed $1 t

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How to make e-signatures work amid high-stakes government hoops

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Signix Executive Vice President Pem Guerry explains the benefits and best practices for using e-signatures in governments.

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San Antonio annexation deal could triple size of neighbor city

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If Converse, Texas, agrees to an annexation agreement that San Antonio has proposed, Converse could triple in size-- all to bring municipal services to a patch of unincorporated Bexar County.

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Water jetter efficiently cleans sewers (with related video)

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Use the SuperJet truck-mounted jetter to clean municipal and residential sewer lines.

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America's critical infrasturcture is crumbling

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its new 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which graded America's infrastructure based on 16 system categories.

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Procurement Month (March) brings out enthusiasm, pride and testimonials for the profession

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Procurement Month is a good time for professionals to show how important the public procurement function is to government at all levels.

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Need help paying for smart city projects? More resources you can use

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Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst describes methods cities can use to fund their smart cities-related projects.

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Governments get needed maintenance supplies through cooperative contract

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National contract provides comprehensive MRO products and services

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Sustainable procurement’s evolution

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In public procurement, sustainability goals are growing to meet today's demands.

Public procurement officials are working to

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New executive director at cooperative purchasing trade group

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Tammy Rimes has been appointed executive director of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP).

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Missouri schools rely on web portal for mobile access to student data

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In the Ozark School District in Ozark, Mo., the Student 360 parent-student web portal provides parents, students and school staff mobile access to student data.

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A case study in community engagement: Ensuring safety at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

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Everbridge Senior Solutions Consultant Thomas Crane explains the strategies D.C.

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Need traffic data? Commuters are more connected than you think

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Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains how AT&T has helped cities gather traffic data through call logs.

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Cities outsource new flag designs to the public

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City flags can hold great symbolic meaning for a city by representing its culture and heritage.

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Automated system brings efficiencies to municipal towing operations

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With the AutoReturn system, cities can automate the entire life cycle of a tow, from the dispatch request to storage and retrieval.

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Virginia county plans upgrade to new 911 technology

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The Fairfax County, Va., Department of Public Safety Communications will use VESTA 911 call handling equipment from Airbus DS Communications in its new 911 setup.

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Management Certificate in Public Procurement – CSU San Bernardino

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Darin Matthews

Darin Matthews explains the benefits of the Management Certificate in Public Procurement from California Stat

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Philadelphia offers tips for bringing your city together

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Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi and Ellen Hwang, the Philadelphia program manager for innovation management, offer tips for bringing the departments within your city together.

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Procurement Ponderable: Let's do more than talk about it

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Stephen B. Gordon

Stephen B.

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The definitive guide to hiring an energy advisor

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Bob Wooten

To make smarter decisions, engage the services of an energy procurement advisory firm.

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A tale of three cities

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Michele Ostrove

Smarter approaches to parking boost revenue and fac

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Helping sourcing teams plan backwards and think ahead

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Richard Pennington

One of the secrets to the success of one the nation’s largest cooperative purchasing organizations is i

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Supplier diversity success: Sometimes “the ask” makes the difference

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Erika Lopez

Erika Lopez, a buyer with the City of Hillsboro, Ore., writes about the importance of diversity.

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Trump's America

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State, county and city leaders from across the country react to the incoming administration with anticipation and trepidation.

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Planning for 2020? 3 reasons to standardize on an eProcurement system right now

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Jean Clark

There is a conscious effort being made in procurement to centralize, streamline and modernize.

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Is a lack of spending visibility holding you back?

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Jonathan White

Analyzing spend data isn’t difficult, and won’t take long to deliver results.

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Damage control

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Police are increasing their precision when handling riots and protests

Police are increasing their precision when handling ri

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Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 1

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Pittsburgh's mayor finds ways to pay for capital projects, bridge replacement and operating costs.

Government budgets are gro

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Open data must "lean in" for smart city growth

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PlanIT Impact Founder Dominique Davison explains the roles open data can play in sustainable design and smart city improvement.

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The 50 most traffic-congested cities in America

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Connected car services company INRIX analyzed congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries to determine the cities with the highest traffic congestion.

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Steal these ideas: 9 innovative approaches to reducing youth unemployment

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Liz Enbysk, editor of Compassionate Cities for the Smart Cities Council, explains strategies that cities across the world have undertaken to reduce youth unemployment.

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Cities build streetcar lines amid lessons from failing projects

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As cities across the country are anticipating improved transit by constructing streetcars, others are learning lessons.

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Pennsylvania town uses precast pipe to manage stormwater

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The Hanover Township, Pa., Public Works Department tackled a major stormwater management project. They used precast pipe to remedy the situation.

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Municipalities opt for several strategies in constructing new city halls

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Sometimes, city governments outgrow their city halls.

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San Jose officials respond to historic flooding, field safety questions

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Historic flooding in San Jose, Calif., has city officials scrambling to organize and carry out recovery efforts while struggling to answer questions on public safety and preparedness in the city.

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Novel approaches take on food waste, hunger and GHGs

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Liz Enbysk, editor of Compassionate Cities for the Smart Cities Council, explainsseveral approaches that cities around the world are taking to reduce food waste and hunger.

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Online resource helps MPA candidates choose the right school

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The Top Management Degrees site is a source of information about business and management education, including master’s in public administration programs.

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Infographic: The 'fuzz'iness between police-public relations and perceptions

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This infographic examines how the police perceive the public and the police view each other and how police feel the public treats them.

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N.Y. town makes the switch to LED street lamps

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Hempstead, N.Y., has converted more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED streetlights.

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