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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......

The truth about law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology

Retired NYPD officer Roger Rodriguez, who helped establish the NYPD's first facial recognition technology (FRT) unit, discusses why FRT is a useful......

Sacramento’s real-time crime center—and why you need one

Smart Cities Council Editor Kevin Ebi describes how California's capital is using technology to improve public safety....

Four tips for municipalities and agencies as they position infrastructure projects for federal funding

Attorney Fred Springer explains how local governments can best position their infrastructure projects for President Trump's infrastructure......

Three ways sharing data is advancing cities

Smart Cities Council Editor Kevin Ebi explains how sharing data between cities and the public can benefit local governments....

Technology ushers governments into the age of the digital office

Technical writer Tim Wacker explains how document management software can help governments handle continuously expanding workloads....

Stop the $57,000 surprise: get your utilities connected

Smart Cities Council Editor Kevin Ebi describes how modernized and connected utilities are helping residents....

Three traffic relief ideas from cities with the shortest commutes

Smart Cities Council Publications Editor Kevin Ebi discusses lessons cities can learn from cities like San Diego, Cincinnati, Buffalo, N.Y. and......