Smart Cities

Four cities to pilot traffic-data platform to improve roadway congestion, safety

by • 2 weeks ago

Roadway sensor data will fuel software pilots in Austin, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Walnut Creek, California; and Westminster, Colorado, after the cities won a competition earlier this week.

Smart cities group announces $75 million technology program

by • 4 weeks ago

In a collaboration between Qualcomm, JLC Infrastructure and Ignite Cities, the funding will help cities offset the cost of deploying technologies like "smart" LED lighting or public Wi-Fi.

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.

Bloomberg ends Democratic bid that pledged to take 'smart city' policies to White House

by • 4 months ago

The former New York mayor who said he believes in "using data to inform decisions" admitted his $550 million campaign failed to convince voters that his city policies should be taken nationwide.

Don't let 'smart city' buzzwords confuse people, IT leaders say

by • 4 months ago

If the public will interact with a project, they shouldn't be exposed to confusing terms that obscure the purpose of a project, IT officials told a conference audience.

Smart Cities Council launches sustainability-focused 2020 challenge

by • 5 months ago

Five cities will win a year’s worth of assistance and advising from a network of urban technology experts.

Smart cities for president? Two ex-mayors could take the movement national

by • 5 months ago

Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg ran their cities as data-driven, analytics-focused technocrats. Could they do the same for the whole country?

Courting mayors, Bloomberg says he'll bring data-driven 'smart' policies to White House

by • 6 months ago

The billionaire and former mayor suggested his presidency would be a continuation of the “smart city” he pursued during his time leading New York City.

Time to level up your 'smart city' tech, says Baltimore DevOps chief

by • 6 months ago

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.

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