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Using data to combat uncertainty

Sean Brown, U.S. Director of State, Local and Education at Cloudera, explains how data can help agencies with tasks that strengthen constituent......

How Orlando is planning for smart growth

Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains the different areas in which Orlando, Fla. is investing to grow its smart city......

5 steps to improve victim restitution

Accounts receivables management client executive Brett Sivits explains how governments can update victim restitution programs to meet their......

3 ways to make your city’s waste less wasteful

Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains methods cities can use to mitigate waste generation....

Communities need more than dollars to bring about real change

Toni Irving, executive director for community violence prevention advocacy group Get IN Chicago, explains how local governments can best execute......

How one city's 'not afraid to fail' attitude is making it smarter

Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains Palo Alto's gung-ho approach to implementing smart cities projects...

The growing threat of ransomware

NIC Director of Information Security Rodney Caudle explains how government agencies can best guard against the threat of ransomware....

Four new tools that are helping protect vulnerable children

Smart Cities Council Compassionate Cities Initiative Editor Liz Enbysk describes data analysis methods government officials can use in the fight......

6 do’s and don’ts for online passwords

SIGNiX CTO John Harris presents best practices for creating secure online passwords....

5 cities, 5 efforts to fix food deserts

Smart Cities Council Compassionate Cities initiative Editor Liz Enbysk describes 5 cities' efforts to use technology and policy to get low-income......