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Reinventing for future infrastructure needs

George Wang, a professor of construction management at East Carolina University explains where local leaders should focus in addressing......

17 better, cheaper ways to deliver city services

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains several ways cities can use digital applications to better serve the public....

Empowering local law enforcement with a single view of the citizen

An-Chan Phung, CTO at master data management solutions company VisionWare, explains how breaking up data silos can help police provide better law......

How Indianapolis plans to use data to change lives

Kevin Ebi, managing editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how Indianapolis plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050....

The rise of citizen data scientists in government

LiveStories Founder and CEO Adnan Mahmud explains why empowering "citizen data scientists" with emerging tools can help governments in the struggle......

Smarter networks make smarter airports

Nokia Aviation Program Practice Lead Richard van Wijk explains why modern communication networks are essential to airports....

Inclusionary zoning for affordable housing: Are you asking the right questions?

Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, explains how inclusionary zoning could help developers incorporate......

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....

Municipal adoption of the cloud

Pete Eichorn, Director of Technology at NIC Inc., explains why municipal governments should learn more about the cloud and adopt cloud technology...