Pandemic a 'test-run' for city resiliency, says Philadelphia's smart-city director

by • 2 months ago

Philadelphia smart cities director Emily Yates said cities are now facing critical tests that will reappear as climate change and other future crises emerge.

Virtual city council meetings are boom or bust for local governments

by • 3 months ago

While some report the forced digitization is improving civic engagement, technological gaffs have also created confusion and slowed proceedings.

To understand its open data, Philadelphia surveys city staff, public

by • 5 months ago

The city is asking people to share which data sets they want more of and how they're manipulating the data, all to provide a better public service.

Philadelphia's first 'Pitch & Pilot' aims to reduce waste with tech

by • 7 months ago

The city is offering little direction to potential applicants, hoping to encourage creativity in their proposals to eliminate waste and litter.

Communities, digital equity key in Philadelphia's 'master' tech plan

by • 9 months ago

The new strategy attempts to align the interests of the city with its academic, nonprofit and private partners around equitable access to technology.

U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities

by • 9 months ago

A new smart-city ranking index listed just nine U.S. cities out of 102 globally, based on residents' perceptions of infrastructure and civic services.

Philadelphia revitalizes 'smart city' plan with change management

by • 11 months ago

As The City of Brotherly Love works to get smarter, city CIO Mark Wheeler says governance and strategic planning are key.

How cities and states are preparing for the first digital census

by • 11 months ago

Technology is playing a central role in community preparation efforts, as organizers attempt to ensure that no one is left uncounted in 2020.

Innovation labs take a gamble to improve city government

by • 1 year ago

Institutions seeking new ideas in government often fizzle out before their projects find solid footing. But their champions say that risk is the entry cost to realizing substantive change.