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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Collaborating to create smart communities

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Larry Brown

Technology will help drive us into the future

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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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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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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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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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Henderson County, N.C. reduces energy costs

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Henderson County, N.C.’s advancements in tracking utility data and environmental stewardship improvement initiatives have reduced the county’s energy consumption, exceeding their goal of a 10 perc

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Colorful LEDs highlight city landmark

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Quincy, Ill.

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Five smart cities leaders share their top tips for success

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Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi showcases the opinions of five city leaders on how to succeed with smart city initiatives.

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Mayors nationwide express horror at Texas church shooting

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A mass shooting in a small Texas community has left public officials nationwide reeling.

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Kentucky city sues activist to halt release of surveillance records

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Lexington, Ky.

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NYC first responders react quickly to terror attack, receive praise

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New York officials responded swiftly to Tuesday’s terror attack in the city.

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Maximizing public sector ROI on technology investment

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Promapp CEO Ivan Seselj explains how reviewing business processes is central to maximizing ROI on technology investment.

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Michigan capital files zoning records lawsuit against neighboring Lansing Township

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Lansing, Mich. is suing the nearby Lansing Township over a 2015 moratorium that the mayor says cost the city several million dollars.

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Advancing traffic safety to achieve zero fatalities

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Brian Scharles

Take a moment to imagine living in a city with fewer traffic fatalities, where children walk safely a

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Driving big data

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By helping local governments work smarter, telematics systems are saving time, money and lives

By helping local governments w

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Philadelphia’s smart cities vision: No more money on misery

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Smart Cities Council Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains how Philadelphia's SmartCityPHL initiative is trying to close the city's inequity gap.

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Smarter streetlights

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Thomas Cook

Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer

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Top 10 cities for UFO sightings

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Just in time for Halloween, data shows residents of these 10 cities are the most likely to see unexplained lights in the sky.

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Gimme shelter

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Teamwork, quick movement and pre-planning prove crucial in coordinating emergency hurricane shelters

Teamwork, quick movement

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A regional solution to address homelessness

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Heather Stratman, CEO of the Association of California Cities - Orange County, details how her organization helped create a solution for homelessness that could be applied across a large area.

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Infographic: Plotting public procurement's progression

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This infographic shows the trends that are shaping the future for the public procurement profession.

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Counties file lawsuits against opioid makers, distributors

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As the opioid crisis worsens in their communities, counties are taking the fight to drugmakers themselves.

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Track the FirstNet 'opt-in/opt-out' progress of all 50 states and 6 territories with this map

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What is the status of states and territories as their governors make "opt-in" or "opt-out" decisions about FirstNet?

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As California smolders, Tennessee city officials rebuild from 2016 wildfire, get new alert system

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As California battles its wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn.

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