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Finance and procurement
About 13,000 acres of open space will soon bring new economic and social opportunities to Detroit in a project funded through dozens of sources, many previously untapped. Learn about the collaboration and analysis bringing the project to life.
The small Ohio town of Minster might not seem a likely choice for energy technology innovation, but its solar power plus energy storage system is the largest of its kind for a municipal utility in the U.S. Not only will the storage system bring more energy reliability and new revenue streams to the city, it also will allow it to defer $350,000 in grid upgrade costs. Sound like a good idea?
Cities spend a lot of time looking for citizens and businesses who are tax cheats, but what if the tax fraud is occurring within your own department? Cities lose millions that way — one lost $50 million. Find out what you can do to protect the tax revenue you collect.
Could your city budget use an extra $1 million infusion? Predictive analytics helped Kentucky find that in just a few months by pinpointing fraud on tax returns. And it’s a system the public overall should love. Learn how it’s helping law-abiding citizens get tax refunds faster than ever.
When cities strive to become smarter, they often struggle with finding ways to pay for the improvements, develop an integrated approach and overcome technical challenges. Yinchuan, China, has found innovative ways to leap over all three of those barriers, providing a great blueprint for cities worldwide. Don’t miss these innovations.
Transportation is often one of a city’s biggest pain points, but a huge new grant program could ease some of the sting. Supply the smart transportation vision and a willingness to change and the U.S. Transportation Department and private investors could give you $50 million to make it happen. Learn how to apply.
Easier rules will come as a lifeline for fund-starved developers engaged in private township projects, say experts.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be lending $ 200 million to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) to support renewable energy projects in the country.
The job of the CIO is changing fast. A new survey finds technology officers are rapidly switching from managing hardware to managing services. Learn why and what that means for your staff, your budget and your job.