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ZenCity Goes Live in Houston: An interview with Houston CIO Jesse Bounds

 Exactly one year ago, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced his vision to not just become a smart city, but to become the smart city. “We must leap, not stroll into the future. We must sprint, not jog. It will be this city that will be the Smart...
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How Civic Engagement Can Transform Community Relationships

Smart cities are no longer just about utilizing technology to increase operational efficiency such as optimizing traffic patterns, or parking management. Nowadays, it’s about leveraging communication technologies to bring residents on board with a...
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The Top 5 City Tech Trends to Watch Out For in 2019

Smart City development isn’t just about boosting technology for technology’s sake. The bottom line for every Smart City tech solution should be solving real problems and improving the lives of residents. Cities are embracing the digital revolution...
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Recognize any of these? 4 Challenges City PIOs Experience in Managing Social Media

So, you’re a PIO? We know, you’ve got a really tough job. As the mouthpiece of the city administration, you’re the one who needs to relay information in a crisis and provide updates about new projects and initiatives. And in today’s non-stop,...
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How We're Working with Different-Sized Cities Across the U.S.

2018 was an exciting year for ZenCity. We started off with one pioneering US-partner city, West Sacramento, California, and rounded out the year with well over two dozen. Our cities range from small towns, like Hooksett, New Hampshire, to some of...
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Data Report: What do Americans Think About E-Scooters in the 30 Biggest US Cities?

2018 was the year of the electric scooter. As e-scooters become more and more prevalent across the US, cities large and small are rising to the challenges and opportunities these micro-modes of transportation provide. At the core of a city’s...
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Top 8 GovTech Experts You Should Follow

If you live and breathe government and technology, then staying on top of what’s happening in this sphere is imperative. It was a tough choice, but here are our top favorite experts and leaders in an industry that’s growing fast – and bringing about...
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Hey City Managers! AI Might Be The Tool You’ve Been Looking For

If you’re looking for ways to help your teams become more productive and efficient as city managers, we’re on the same page.
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What To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving - City Managers' Edition

It’s Thanksgiving and we’re not missing a moment to properly thank you, our awesome city managers, who do so many things to make the city run – from long-term strategic planning to implementing welfare policies, to making sure that the city’s...
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How Cities Can Rise Above the 'Same Ten People' Challenge To Improve Citizen Engagement

While chatting with a city manager at the recent Florida City and County Managers Association (FCCMA) Annual Conference, we were introduced to some cool phrasing for a concept we are well familiar with: the STP. No, no, not the great 90s rock band....
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