Monthly Archives: December 2017

8 Quick Holiday Safety Tips for City Management & Residents

The holidays are here! And whether you're currently finishing up a few projects from the office or already baking cookies with the kids, it's important to stay safe during all the festivities. Check out these top tips to share with your coworkers, family, friends & fellow city residents! A Designated Driver This season is all…
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Charlotte Program Helping Cities Find Solutions

At Envision Charlotte of Charlotte, North Carolina, energy efficiency is everything! The organization has helped the city reduce costs, become more ecologically friendly and has helped put Charlotte on the globally recognized SMART City map. As a public-private-plus initiative that bundles innovation and technology for the greater good of the community, Envision Charlotte works to…
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Iowa City Stays Current with New Software

The city of Camanche, Iowa is implementing a new software system to be used by their residents, members of the community and city workers. The software will allow Camanche citizens to apply or review permits easier. Along with applying for permits, the system will include extensive information regarding property information and property tax information. The…
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Longview’s Building Code Issue Resolved and Simplified

Longview, Texas is experiencing a building code issue A local salesman and member of the city's Planning and Zoning commission summarized the issue by stating that people don't want to build in the city anymore because of the drawn out process. According to Longview News-Journal, the city's commissioners met with City Council members regarding the…
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Technology Helps Citizens Understand City Management

What would you do if you were the Mayor of your city? That's the question being asked in São Paulo, Brazil! Brazilians are able to consider this question thanks to the new video game Cidade em Jogo (Cities in play) that allows residents to consider how they would handle the role. Conservation, education, mobility -…
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The Key to Connection: Broadband

How familiar are you with broadband? Well - if you're reading this on your daily commute, from the convenience of your smartphone, then probably very familiar! But it's not something we think about often. Broadband killed dial-up. It's faster, with much higher capability, and it's key to a successful SMART city. Every city across the…
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