Category Archives: Uncategorized

Chicago Continues to Progress: New Riverfront District

Many cities can look to Chicago for urban innovation & inspiration The art, shopping and increasingly large number of young professional residents are just a few reasons the city continues to grow. The City of Chicago currently held a meeting to discuss their plans of building a new riverfront development on W. Chicago Avenue. Riverside Investment & Development…
Read more

Cyber Safety: Keeping Your City’s Systems Secure

City managers know the value of cybersecurity. ICMA suggests having an awareness plan to ensure optimum safety and be ready to act on any threats or attacks. Browse our list of tips to ensure that your systems are running securely and invulnerably: Trustworthy Systems Only work with databases that you trust, like CityForce. CityForce is…
Read more

World Economic Forum: Urban Innovations

The World Economic Forum published the "Top 10 Urban Innovations" that details the most sought after aspects of smart cities [caption id="attachment_615" align="aligncenter" width="274"] NY Mag[/caption] City managers are always looking for ways to enhance and advance their cities. Along with implementing a user-friendly, all-in-one software suite like CityForce, these are the most important resolutions…
Read more

Embracing Technology: Social Media + CityForce

Technology can be used a bridge that connects you and your community. Through mobile applications, we can reach our citizens in a quick, ultra-timely manner that blasts out a message to a huge following. Important voting instructions, emergency information, tips for staying safe in natural disasters - you name it, social media is the solution…
Read more

ICMA Smart Communities Resources for City Management

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA,) the leading source for city and county managers, reports that citizens value cities that implement smart communities Smart communities are cities and municipalities that welcome the ever-growing advancement of technologies and practice new systems that make life easier for their residents. "Public administrators need to become familiar with the…
Read more

Cities Choosing Digital Platforms With Citizens In Mind

Residents of San Bernardino can now submit their projects to the city from the comfort of their home Yet another city has chosen to go digital and implement an online permitting system. Inland Empire Community News (IECN) reported that San Bernardino has decided to begin using the new system to make it more convenient for…
Read more

Myth Busting: Why Going Digital IS Worth It

If you haven't discussed implementing an upgraded e-permitting system, what are you waiting for? Is it the cost or time to implement the system? Maybe your team isn't sure if it will be as effective as your current process. Read on for our round-up of e-permitting system myths and why you should consider using CityForce:…
Read more

CityForce: THE Digital Permitting System of 2017

As technology advances every day, cities are taking advantage of the opportunities associated with switching from paper processes to digital systems. We've reported frequently on how many cities are pushing for going digital, but just because a city decides to embrace the rapid pace of our digital world doesn't mean it's smooth sailing. In Hawaii…
Read more

Pick + Choose: Building Your New Software & 6 Favorite Features

Every city is different. Running Miami, Ohio and Miami, Florida are two divergent processes. Just like the citizens of your city, we're understanding of the fact that 1 software system doesn't fit all. We work with you to build the best version of CityForce to give you the best version of your city. After discussing your…
Read more

This City Went Digital (And Yours Should Too)

Vancouver, Washington adopted an electronic permitting system as many other cities do. But this time, instead of waiting for businesses to jump onboard the digital system, Vancouver decided to force the issue. Vancouver Business Journal reported that the new system was optional for businesses to use for the last year and a half, but after…
Read more