internet of things (IoT)
South Bend, Indiana, finalizes 'smart sewer' plan after 5 years of retooling
One city leader said federal officials were surprised by the reduction of environmental impact offered at a low cost.
Akron, Ohio, using garbage trucks to measure electrical grid performance
Radio-frequency sensors mounted on sanitation trucks are helping northeast Ohio cities detect degraded electrical equipment.
New York City published a strategy to keep its IoT fair
A new guide published by New York City Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer aims to serve the city's communities equally and fairly.
Government needs better air-quality messaging, not more data, says Portland official
Portland Smart City Coordinator Christine Kendrick said what's needed most now isn't more sensors or data, but "action" from local authorities.
Texas moves 'beyond IoT' in new state technology strategy
Texas' technology plan for the next five years represents a maturation in data management and digital services, officials told StateScoop.
People are the key to accelerating tech strategy in today's cities
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.
Utilities not watching networks close enough, former officials say
Internet-connected devices attached to systems operated by local governments and public utilities aren't given enough attention, two former officials said.
Virginia boosts funding for internet-connected public safety radio
A radio system that connects first responders across jurisdictions during emergencies has secured $6.5 million in new funding.
Cleveland launches citywide network to control cameras, streetlights
A $35 million system will remotely control thousands of surveillance cameras and streetlights, preparing for “more advanced, future-ready smart city applications."