Spotlight Theater

9:30 am - 9:55 am

Small Cell Installations across the San Antonio Region: Lessons Learned

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Join CPS Energy, the City of San Antonio and Small Cell Industry Partners for an operational panel discussion on the deployment of small cell installations. Panelists will share challenges and solutions experienced as our community has undertaken an interactive partner engagement process to create and implement small cell standards that are agreeable to industry, utilities... Read more »

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Constituents, City Government and Cyber Security: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Resiliency

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From the security structure of city services provided to constituents, to citizens’ own security and the manner in which we protect our most technologically vulnerable, the dependencies between cities and their customers is growing rapidly. How can we all develop, utilize, and maintain an ecosystem to prevent, detect and respond to modern cyber-attacks against our... Read more »

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Lessons from Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team

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The Boston Citywide Analytics Team was established in 2015 as a part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s vision for a data-driven city. Fast forward to 2019, and the city has a centralized data platform that helps to automate complex data pipelines and guides decision making, allowing them to now focus on not just understanding the city,... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Proactive Pipeline Assessment is a Mayor and City Council’s Best Friend

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The City of Arlington, Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington used a multi-sensor robot to inspect all 254,00 feet of large diameter sewer main in the City sewer system. The technology and data obtained on pipe condition is a departure from typical practice for replacing aging sewer pipe. The overarching aim was to... Read more »

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Treasured Places – Capitalizing on What is Unique in Every City and Town

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At this moment of political polarization, citizens in cities and towns are modelling public alignment and shared affirmation of what is special about their communities. Speaking directly to the “Love My City” campaign, this Spotlight Session will draw on examples from the book “Treasured Places,” describing something that is unique and critical in each community... Read more »

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

“What’s in it for Me?” The Benefits of Sister Cities International

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This presentation will serve as an introduction to Sister Cities International, including the work we do, as well as the benefits of becoming part of Sister Cities. The focus will be on the international connections and value, created by Sister Cities, to local communities. All presenters are Board Members and elected officials. Alix Desulme is... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Why the Columbus Way is the Smart Way

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Smart Columbus is led jointly by the City of Columbus and the Columbus Partnership, a non-profit membership organization of 75 local CEOs committed to ensuring the economic vitality of our region. Through the Smart Cities Challenge grants, Smart Columbus has deployed a variety of technology demonstrations to see how new mobility technologies can solve urban... Read more »

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel – Implementing Solutions from Your Peers

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3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Member Moments: Remaining Resilient in Times of Crisis

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4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

Community Showcase Video Program

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4:30 pm - 4:55 pm

Making Way for Early Childhood

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Cities, towns, and villages are places where children and families reach their full potential, feel supported, and can live safe and healthy lives. NLC’s Early Childhood Success (ECS) team is the go-to source for municipal leaders focused on establishing and strengthening early learning systems for children and families prenatal through age eight. This session will... Read more »

11:30 am - 11:55 am

How Skateboarding Grows Cities

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Skateboarding has played a pivotal role in shaping the re-emergence of urban life in cities across the country. Skateboarders are artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who were pioneers in occupying urban centers and helping cities come back. In 2012, Philadelphia debuted Paines Park, a public space for skateboarding along the banks of the Schuylkill River steps... Read more »

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Pairing Police and Behavioral Health Navigators

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The Poulsbo Police Department responds frequently to calls involving mental illness and substance use disorders. Poulsbo is a small city–population 11,000–and its officers do not have access to community health partners or a specialized behavioral unit. This panel is about Poulsbo’s innovative approach to this situation. The City has established a police navigator program that... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Leading Citywide, Cross-Sector Culture Change: Creating a Trauma Informed San Antonio

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The presentation will cover how childhood traumas, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) increase a person’s risk for chronic disease and in response, the City’s journey towards becoming a certified Trauma Informed Care Community. It will also discuss the South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium, a collaboration led by The Children’s Shelter, Voices for Children and City... Read more »