Smart Communities

Local governments have long been the keepers of community records, collecting and storing a tremendous amount of data. New technologies are being introduced every day that enables local governments to use these data in innovative and pioneering ways, informing policy and enhancing services for citizens. 

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ICMA Survey Research: 2016 Smart Cities Survey Summary Report

In 2016, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conducted a survey in partnership with the Smart Cities Council

ICMA Releases Whitepaper on Blockchain Technology and its Application in Local Government

Report highlights benefits and risks of blockchain technology and explores local government applications and implementation challenges.

Siemens Report | Putting Smart Community Strategies to Work in Small and Midsize Jurisdictions

2019 report from ICMA and Siemens offers strategies for smart technology solutions in small and midsize jurisdictions.

A Guide For Smart Communities: Using GIS Technology for Local Government Management

How a local government can create new efficiencies, generate cost savings, demonstrate return on investment, and engage everyone using GIS.

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Making Smart Local Government Technology Decisions

Join this free webinar to discuss the results of new survey research to help managers understand emerging technology trends within local government.

Smart Community Strategies for Small and Midsize Jurisdictions

Join speakers from Portland, ME and Bellevue, WA, along with staff members from ICMA and Siemens.

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Coordinating Municipal Employee Schedules in Unusual Times

Efficient tracking and scheduling of employees become simpler with a robust scheduling platform.

Data, Data, Everywhere: Challenges and Opportunities of Using Data in Your Local Government Organization

ICMA’s Smart Communities Advisory Board identified key benefits that local government managers should expect from their data.

Next Generation Procurement: The Foundation for Superior Collaboration and Efficiency

Communities must embrace innovative operational procurement models that feature innovative tools and systems as part of the end-to-end procurement process.

Five Ways Innovative Local Governments Can Leverage Existing Technology

Inspiring examples from local governments that are reaping the benefits of innovative approaches to operations.

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