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Time to level up your 'smart city' tech, says Baltimore DevOps chief
Most cities only have "Level 1" internet-of-things devices. It's time to start connecting them, says Baltimore director of digital DevOps Jet Lu.
Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say
Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.
Kansas City, Missouri, lowers emphasis on 'smart city' projects
Alexander Braszko, the outgoing innovation chief, said his role is being eliminated in favor of a 12-member board appointed by a mayor who's been skeptical of smart-city projects.
Seattle's smart-city coordinator leaving for civic-tech consulting group
Kate Garman, Seattle's lead technology adviser to Mayor Jenny Durkan, announced she will move to CityFi in January.
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.
Houston partners with Microsoft to improve school safety with sensors
The city's deputy CIO says projects powered by environmental sensors like one in Aldine ISD could enable Houston to become "the smartest city in the world."
Small-city mayor says citizen-centric government is what's 'smart'
Eugene Grant, mayor of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, says digital transformation has allowed citizens to be engaged in the day-to-day activities of city operations.
Communities, digital equity key in Philadelphia's 'master' tech plan
The new strategy attempts to align the interests of the city with its academic, nonprofit and private partners around equitable access to technology.
Engaging community is key for smart-city development, officials say
Speakers at a smart-cities conference outside Washington said their programs are only worthwhile if residents understand the new technologies being deployed in their communities.