Tags Smart Cities

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

by • 5 days 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.

Houston partners with Microsoft to improve school safety with sensors

by • 1 week ago

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'

by • 3 weeks ago

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

by • 1 month ago

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

by • 1 month ago

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.

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

by • 1 month 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.

Waze launches data-sharing integration for cities with Google Cloud

by • 1 month ago

The route-finding app will integrate its anonymized, shared data into Google Cloud to make it easier for cities to analyze it.

'Smart' technology benefits? Indiana mayor looks for cost efficiency

by • 2 months ago

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, says her city takes a practical approach to getting "smart" technology implemented in government.

Cleveland launches citywide network to control cameras, streetlights

by • 2 months ago

A $35 million system will remotely control thousands of surveillance cameras and streetlights, preparing for “more advanced, future-ready smart city applications."