Zoning codes are confusing and controversial, but this startup says it can help
Early-stage software tested by several cities promises to demystify one of government's most complicated and misunderstood topics.
How Austin turned to social media to get the word out during March bombings
Austin Mayor Steve Adler says technology played a huge role in helping to find the perpetrator while social media services like Twitter helped keep residents notified of potential threats.
Mayors pledge to refuse business from vendors opposed to net neutrality rules
A group of city and county leaders are encouraging others from around the country to join their "name and shame" campaign.
Austin's participation in global Open Government Partnership ignites 5 transparency projects
The first American subnational government to participate in the global program is providing new opportunities for collaboration and initiatives.
Austin mayor turns to data to help meet clean energy commitments
The Texas city is investing heavily in green energy sources and technologies in the wake of the Trump administration's decision to back out of the Paris climate agreement.
With Uber, Lyft gone from Austin, new ridesharing models fill the gap
The future of the Texas capital’s sharing economy shows more potential than ever, even with two big players out of the picture.
Bloomberg announces global driverless car initiative with 10 cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute are aiming to help cities plan for autonomous vehicles
Finalists for $40M federal smart city contest make their last pitches
The seven cities left in the running for the Department of Transportation's "Smart City Challenge" pleaded their cases for funds to overhaul their transportation infrastructure through IT.
Transportation Secretary announces Smart City Challenge finalists, new partnership with AWS
Out of 78 cities across the country that applied, U.S. Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx announced seven finalist cities that will compete for 0 million in funding.
10 smart cities to watch
StateScoop interviewed dozens of industry and public sector officials to identify 10 cities — from Austin to New York to San Francisco — that are setting the pace pursuing smart city strategies.