Local governments showcase the newest parks and recreation gems.
- Written by Derek Prall
- 23rd July 2014
Local governments showcase the newest parks and recreation gems in a showcase of projects from across the country.
Nominations open for Exemplary Public Servants of the Year, Crown Communities AwardsNominations currently are open for American City & County’s Exemplary Public Servants of the Year and Crown Communities Awards. These annual awards recognize communities and individuals for their accomplishments. Governments that complete a project with long-term implications are eligible for our America’s Crown Communities Awards. Individual leadership is recognized in our Exemplary Public Servant of the […]
How public electric utilities can leverage federal broadband grantsIn a recent article for American City and County, “How local governments can prepare for the new federal broadband grants,” I mentioned that in my experience, publicly owned utilities have made excellent partners in broadband deployments. This article expounds on that thesis and makes the argument that more public electric utilities should examine how they […]
Chicago to triple its network of contactless payment kiosks throughout the cityThe City of Chicago has announced it will triple its network of secure, contactless payment kiosks. Through its continued partnership with CityBase, this brings the total number of kiosks to 74 at 70 locations throughout the city, including several with 24/7 access. Chicago and CityBase first introduced payment kiosks in 2017, providing residents a method […]
The art of the public art installation: Building a vision with communitiesSome of us view public art installations simply as points of interest when we tour unfamiliar neighborhoods. But there’s nothing simple about these installations. For municipalities, they can foster a sense of community and belonging, or they can backfire and become a source of controversy. It’s critical, therefore, that municipalities choose public art with care […]