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San Jose announces plan to install earthquake sensors, extended public Wi-Fi

by • 20 hours ago

Through its $5 million contract with AT&T, the California city aspires to improve public safety and increase internet connectivity for underserved residents.

Congress will reconsider $1.1 billion 'Smart Cities and Communities Act'

by • 6 days ago

The legislation would coordinate federal agencies to support urban technology initiatives and provide five years of funding.

Social network for 'smart cities' encourages idea-sharing

by • 7 days ago

A website called The Atlas that hosts case studies now includes social components its creators hope will engender deeper conversations between local governments.

Washington, D.C., introduces 'resiliency' plan to protect against 21st-century threats

by • 3 weeks ago

The "Resilient D.C." strategy published Monday includes 16 technology goals aimed at protecting the city from physical, economic and manmade threats.

Multi-source model opens doors for AI, 'smart data' in Virginia

by • 1 month ago

Now free of its contract with Northrop Grumman, Virginia's CIO says the state is now free to pursue exciting new technologies, like AI, faster.

Philadelphia names members of smart-city advisory group

by • 1 month ago

The city announced 17 members of its SmartCityPHL Advisory Committee, which is tasked with implementing a "smart-city roadmap" published earlier this year.

'Smart city' technology alone cannot solve social problems, author argues

by • 1 month ago

Harvard researcher Ben Green's new book, "The Smart Enough City," encourages local leaders and policymakers to consider the limits of technology as a solution to complex social and political problems in urban environments.

Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments

by • 1 month ago

The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner, is similar to one introduced two years ago but failed to advance.

How one city trawls social media to inform policy and make decisions

by • 1 month ago

The CIO for Aurora, Illinois, says an AI-powered platform crawls Facebook, Twitter and other sources to help officials understand sentiment and spot problems as they arise.

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