Clients in the Spotlight

At Lucity, we love to shine a light on our friends and clients. With winter’s hand delivering some brutal weather across the county, we’re pleased to spotlight a couple stories to make you feel warm inside! Here are a couple highlights:

The February issue of the APWA Reporter featured the City of Lenexa, Kansas’ innovative stormwater management program. This project, called “Rain to Recreation,” began with the vision of Lenexa’s residents and business community, who teamed up with the Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation to take green infrastructure to a higher level, viewing stormwater as an asset and combining stormwater projects with recreation projects. While green spaces enhance the city as an enjoyable place to live and work, Lenexa’s tree system serves the additional benefit of cleaning the runoff from streets and rooftops through an interconnected system. Part of that system includes new rules involving stream ordinances and low-impact practices at new development sites, which have reduced the risk of flooding. Additionally, stream setbacks offer wildlife habitat to flourish and scenic trails and tree-filled parks to become part of the city’s landscape. Through their innovative spirit, and their ability to turn a community’s vision into a reality that also happened to solve a problem, Lenexa has received many kudos, including a “Tree City USA” designation, and inclusion on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in America,” and Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s “Best Places to Raise Kids.” Continue reading

Lucity 2014 is Now Available

Lucity 2014 is now available for download from our support site.  From here on out, all Lucity releases will be labeled with the year they were released.  The second yearly release will get an r2 qualifier.  Lucity 2014r2 is planned for August 2014.

Lucity 2014 has many new features and enhancements.  Continue reading

Lucity + Crystal Reports Training

As you know, Lucity uses Crystal Reports software to generate the reports you’ve come to rely on. We’ve developed a library of reports over the years, many of which were based on your input and requests. But we understand there may be even more that you want or need to report on, and after a focused, hands-on training course you’ll be able to do just that.

We’re offering two hands-on training courses that will focus on the Lucity + Crystal Reports relationship. We’ll cover so much – from simple report modifications to higher-level report creation. These courses will take place at Lucity headquarters in Overland Park.

Beginner Crystal Reports -> March 11th and 12th

Advanced Crystal Reports -> April 1st and 2nd

For full details, start here. We hope to see you!

January’s Looking Into Lucity: A Review

Last month we brought you the first Looking Into Lucity, a monthly training series. This interactive series will offer in-depth training, hosted by a variety of Lucity experts. We’ll notify you of each series via email; from there you’ll have the option to sign up for several 15-30 minute demonstrations with additional opportunities to have your questions answered by a member of our staff – from the President, Don Pinkston, to a developer, implementer, or help desk technician.

In January Lucity Account Executive Andrea Fowles presented Taking a Closer Look: How to Set up Request Forms. This short how-to video can still be viewed anytime here. Andrea also demonstrated a new application: Storm BMPs. In case you were unable to attend this interactive event, we’ve posted a video of the event online to our Lucity YouTube Channel, available here. There is also an informational sheet with some additional information located on our webpage, which you can access here.  For more in-depth information, you can view the Lucity Help Guide section on Storm BMPs here.

For our monthly expert series, Don Pinkston hosted Focus On: Project Management.  This presentation was not recorded for YouTube, but we promise to bring you more from Don, as well as various other Lucity “experts,” in the coming months.

Stay tuned for more information about February’s Looking Into Lucity, coming soon!