New Orleans mayor wants to overturn facial recognition ban

by • 3 months ago

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she wants police to have access to facial recognition systems, one year after a ban was implemented.

Portland, Ore., shares new tax system with its neighbors

by • 7 months ago

After launching a new tax platform, Portland officials said they immediately heard from neighboring agencies who wanted to use it, too.

Government needs better air-quality messaging, not more data, says Portland official

by • 2 years ago

Portland Smart City Coordinator Christine Kendrick said what's needed most now isn't more sensors or data, but "action" from local authorities.

Portland enacts nation's strongest facial recognition ban

by • 2 years ago

Portland has become the first to ban all both public and private sector organizations from using facial recognition systems within city limits.

New framework promises cities 'the next frontier' in data-sharing

by • 2 years ago

A group of telecommunications companies and the nonprofit U.S. Ignite want city governments to look beyond open data and begin using what they call a "data-sharing exchange."

Cities want technology vendors that listen, not just 'sell stuff'

by • 3 years ago

Officials have long complained of companies that offer products in search of a problem. New procurement strategies are cropping up as a result.

Tested by Ubers, scooters and seas of data, city officials see opportunity

by • 3 years ago

A mercurial landscape of transportation options is challenging cities in way that urban transportation officials say they can't build their way out of.

Portland, Ore., mayor rallies support for 5G lawsuit with FCC

by • 3 years ago

“We need every single mayor who cares about this issue — local control of local assets — to sign on with this," Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said.

Portland, Oregon, installs 200 traffic sensors as it aims to fill up 'data lake'

by • 4 years ago

The additional technology arrives as city council prepares to vote on the Smart Cities PDX initiative.