Ignite Cities

Underserved students in four cities are about to get free Wi-Fi

by • 4 weeks ago

The consulting group Ignite Cities is helping to provide Wi-Fi access in neighborhoods in Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Columbia, South Carolina, to support distance learning during the pandemic.

Rebuilding our city infrastructure begins with municipal broadband

by • 2 months ago

Commentary: Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga says as cities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal broadband is key to driving future tech innovation and success.

Smart cities group announces $75 million technology program

by • 4 months ago

In a collaboration between Qualcomm, JLC Infrastructure and Ignite Cities, the funding will help cities offset the cost of deploying technologies like "smart" LED lighting or public Wi-Fi.

People are the key to accelerating tech strategy in today's cities

by • 11 months ago

Commentary: Growing up poor showed Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga that a city’s most valuable asset is people. Technology, he says, should center around them.

Chicago launches technological transformation council

by • 1 year ago

The new public-private working group, led by a City Council member, aims to help Chicago introduce emerging technologies in cost-effective manners.

New mayoral consultancy wants to help 'smart city' projects succeed

by • 2 years ago

The organizer's CEO, George Burgacia, says the mayor's office is the perfect place to begin fixing the fundamental flaws in wayward urban technology.