Tags Big Data
'Smart cities' contemplate turning big data into big money
As cities accumulate more data than ever before, questions emerge of whether they should charge third-party developers who want to use it.
'Smart city' initiatives are creating a flood of new data
As municipal devices tuck away trillions of terabytes of data, smart-city experts say they don't have the workforce or infrastructure to parse the information.
How to improve IoT's role in city construction? Model it from the start, a new report says
Sensors and other tools are often overlooked in design and architecture, Georgia Tech researchers find.
California is ditching bail, and now courts must choose a risk assessment tool
As jurisdictions seek to replace the cash system with algorithm-based pretrial decisions, they'll look for guidance from those who have already been there.
'World's Smartest Intersection' debuts in Detroit
Through a partnership with vendor Miovision, the city aims to have all of its intersections outfitted with an expandable application platform by the end of the year.
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.
Data training center for government opens at Johns Hopkins University
Launched by nonprofit the Center for Government Excellence, a new online and on-site training center for government will feature courses on community engagement, open data, among others.
Cities can and should measure community well-being, experts say
Through partnerships and persistence, cities can gather enough data to attain a nuanced understanding of the populace's overall health and comfort, speakers said at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley.
10 cities named as finalists in Engaged Cities awards
Three winners will be selected in May for outstanding ideas to solve public challenges that can be adopted by other communities around the world.