Houston using Hurricane Harvey recovery to promote 'smart city' agenda
Mayor Sylvester Turner says continued rebuilding after the 2017 storm has enabled technology investments that modernize the city and make it more competitive.
As hurricane season approaches, first responders look to satellite imagery
A team with experience saving people and animals from flooding during Hurricane Harvey say satellite imagery provides information that can shave crucial minutes off response time.
After Harvey, Houston telehealth program helped city ration emergency services
Using video conferencing, public safety workers can help people in emergencies figure out whether they need an ambulance or just a taxi.
What open data says about post-Harvey mosquito threats
Commentary: Jonathan Jay, a doctoral researcher from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, says the data forecasts a dangerous likelihood of heightened disease transmission after the storm.
For open data that matters, you need to get tactical
Commentary: Stephen Larrick, open cities director at the Sunlight Foundation, says cities now have the tools to complete the full life cycle of open data.
After Hurricane Harvey, Texas opts in to FirstNet public safety network
With the huge summer storm still fresh in everyone's memory, the decision is a milestone for the federal agency that is still seeking participation from many other populous states.