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Reinventing for future infrastructure needs

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George Wang, a professor of construction management at East Carolina University explains where local leaders should focus in addressing infrastructure needs.

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Cities resume fluoridating water after hiatuses

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Health benefits, state requirements and new equipment have led several cities to resume fluoridating their water after hiatuses.

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Washington county, city stand opposed on safe injection sites for illegal drugs

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Washington’s most populous county has come a little closer to establishing safe injection sites — where heroin users can inject drugs under medical professionals’ watch to reduce overdoses — w

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The Public Sector Guide to Social Media Strategy and Policy: 2017 Edition

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This guide contains practical steps that will help public sector agencies and departments develop a social media strategy and policy to gain maximum value from social media efforts

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California city, county disagree on commercial marijuana policy

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Despite recreational marijuana being legalized in California, Kern County and one of its cities, Bakersfield, can’t agree on how the commercial side of the now-legal industry should function in thei

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UNESCO-designated localities react to U.S. withdrawal decision

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The Trump Administration’s announcement that the U.S.

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Fire authorities exhaust resources to combat California wildfires

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Local fire authorities across California have designated numerous firefighters and equipment for combating the massive wildfires raging across the California wine country.

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Over 60 governments celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday

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A new movement has many governments jumping ship on celebrating Columbus Day and instead celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October.

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Arizona procurement resources help lay groundwork for cooperative purchases

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Public purchasers throughout U.S.

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Preserve Your Pavement: A Road Map to Data-Driven Budgeting

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Your street and roadway network represents your biggest, most expensive asset—in fact the commitment to repair and preserve pavement can demand up to 20 percent of an annual resurfacing budget

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17 better, cheaper ways to deliver city services

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Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains several ways cities can use digital applications to better serve the public.

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Empowering local law enforcement with a single view of the citizen

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An-Chan Phung, CTO at master data management solutions company VisionWare, explains how breaking up data silos can help police provide better law enforcement.

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Cities court Amazon to be location of new headquarters

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When one of the world’s biggest tech companies announces plans to build a second headquarters in a to-be-determined community, cities put their best foot forward.

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Atlanta lessens marijuana possession penalties

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Georgia’s capital and largest city became the most recent municipality to lessen penalties for marijuana possession on Oct.

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How Indianapolis plans to use data to change lives

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Kevin Ebi, managing editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how Indianapolis plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Las Vegas officials respond to shooting, others across country voice support

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Police and officials in Las Vegas are gathering answers to last night’s mass shooting in the city.

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Former California city employee pleads guilty to embezzling over $600,000

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A former employee of the Glendale, Calif.

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Trending: More government workers are using standing desks at the office (with related video)

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Look for more government staffers to rely on standing desks in the future, says Jason McCann, VARIDESK CEO.

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Team bid evaluations: Guide to effective performance

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Are you interested in making informed contract award decisions and choosing the right suppliers?

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Building smarter

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Terrence McManus

Although the issue is often overlooked, cities wil

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Millennials in transit

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Young peoples’ shifting attitudes regarding transportation will change the way our cities operate

Young peoples’ shifting

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Public and private marriage

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For P3s to be successful, governments must educate themselves, dispel common misconceptions and carefully tailor their projects' approaches

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The rise of citizen data scientists in government

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LiveStories Founder and CEO Adnan Mahmud explains why empowering "citizen data scientists" with emerging tools can help governments in the struggle to attract new IT talent.

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Simplified Management and Modern Learning Tools: A Fresh Approach to Education

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Discover how technology is improving the educational operations while increasing efficiencies in building a better community

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How to Ensure Mobile Device Performance When It’s Mission Critical or Disaster Strikes?

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When disasters happen, like Hurricane Harvey or data centers fail, you need reliable connectivity, visibility and intelligent control!

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Court strikes down measures in Massachusetts city drone ordinance

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The U.S.

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Police sue Nebraska city over health insurance changes

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Changes in insurance policy have led a police union and a Nebraska city’s officers to sue the city.

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Coops can be useful tools for IT buys

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Wyoming state procurement manager says cooperative contracts can be a time-saver

Wyoming's Brett Adams-Case says cooperative

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Smart Cities Summit 2017

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Smart Cities Summit is back. Join us, and put your ideas into action.

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Humanity amid the opioid crisis

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American City & County Staff Writer Jason Axelrod opines on how local governments are handling the opioid crisis

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The 25 worst cities for raising a family

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Personal finance website WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated American cities using 41 metrics to determine the best and worst places to raise a family. We've included the bottom 25 cities here.

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Smarter networks make smarter airports

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Nokia Aviation Program Practice Lead Richard van Wijk explains why modern communication networks are essential to airports.

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Riots erupt in St. Louis, police response deemed inappropriate by many

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Police response to protests over the acquittal of a St.

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Florida communities continue recovery processes after Irma devastation

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Florida communities are continuing the long road of recovery following Hurricane Irma’s devastation earlier this month.

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Inclusionary zoning for affordable housing: Are you asking the right questions?

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Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, explains how inclusionary zoning could help developers incorporate affordable housing into new projects in exchange

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Police remove protesters from Philadelphia city council meeting following disruption

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The Philadelphia city council’s first meeting back after its summer break was anything but routine.

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The 25 best cities for raising a family

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Raising a family is an exciting endeavor, and moving can be a component of that endeavor. That said, location can have a major effect on families' qualities of life.

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Small City, Big Success: A Guide to Infrastructure Asset Management

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You know there must be an easier way to run your small community with confidence and clarity

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Cloud-based solution helps San Jose transform citizen interactions

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In late 2016, San Jose hired systems integrator AST Corporation to implement Oracle Service Cloud, which would provide the city with a consolidated service request and communications management soluti

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Fighting Zika by trapping and killing mosquitos

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DynaTrap has helped Miami reduce its mosquito population in the wake of the Zika virus's spread.

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New Hampshire fire crew relies on ladder apparatus with a long reach

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The Keene, N.H., Fire Department recently ordered a Pierce Ascendant 107-foot steel heavy-duty aerial ladder to add to its fleet from Pierce Manufacturing.

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Houston mayor proposes tax hike to aid in Harvey recovery

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is seeking city council approval for a property tax increase to contribute to Hurricane Harvey recovery expenses.

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How automated workflows can alleviate public sector inefficiencies

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Erik Severinghaus, chief strategy & alliances officer for business process automation company SpringCM, explains why cities should follow businesses' lead in pursuing workflow automation.

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Coop Purchasing: Where is it Headed?

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Several emerging trends and experts offer clues.

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Your IT Spend is 50 Percent More Than You Think

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Jonathan White

How much do you think your organization spends on IT?

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Want a Greater ROI for Your Procurement Technology Investments? Invest More in Talent

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Greg Higgins

For a procurement organization to be successful, it needs to consider the “human factor.”

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Suppliers are Certifiable

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Certifications are important on the supply side, too.

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The Evolution of Wisconsin’s IT Procurement Best Practices Playbook

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Richard Pennington

Wisconsin’s Bureau of Procurement recently won a George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence for its

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The Definitive Guide to Hiring An Energy Advisor, Part 5: Independence is Key

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Bob Wooten

Independence is achieved when an energy advisor is not directly affiliated with any particular electricity or nat

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Doing Delegations Right

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Stephen B.

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