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Making public services smarter

Alex Bäcker, founder and CEO of queue management technology company QLess, explains how governments can improve personal interactions between......

West Sacramento: Citizens don’t need to see the technology; just the results

Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains how West Sacramento, Calif., recently used a Smart Cities Council Readiness Workshop......

How U.S. cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure

Infrastructure finance expert Jen Mayer explains how cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure, even if the federal infrastructure......

Why and how to partner with your electric company

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains why the local power utility is the best collaborator and supporter in the progression towards......

Email phishing attacks: A significant threat to America’s cities and counties

Eyal Benishti, founder and CEO of phishing mitigation technologies provider IRONSCALES, explains how email phishing attacks threaten cities and......

How Newport News plans to become an innovation and technology hub

Kevin Ebi, Global Managing Editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how Newport News, Va., plans to use solving traffic issues as a springboard......

5 keys to making your next street light project a success

Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains how to best implement smart street lighting projects....

Wildfires offer gut check on your emergency communications strategy

Daniel Graff-Radford, chief product officer of critical communications company OnSolve, explains how officials and agencies can use emergency mass......

Three tech tools that can keep our citizens and first responders safe

Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains technologies that public safety departments can use to better serve citizens....

How tech can help the opioid crisis

Oracle Director of Health and Human Services Strategy Bob Nevins explains technological tools that can aid in mitigating the opioid crisis....