Smart Cities

San Antonio looks to eliminate bias within 'smart city' planning

by • 1 week ago

City officials want to make their annual community surveys more accessible to non-English speakers and other residents who may be excluded from them.

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

by • 4 weeks 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."

'Smart Cities for Dummies' plots a course to a prosperous future

by • 1 month ago

Former Palo Alto, California, CIO Jonathan Reichental says his new book, a For Dummies title about how to improve cities, is attracting a wide audience.

New Orleans' new 'smart port' to size up supply chains, flood risk

by • 2 months ago

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new project bringing sensors and a data analysis center that he said will serve as a statewide model for maritime commerce.

Rebuilding our city infrastructure begins with municipal broadband

by • 2 months ago

Commentary: Ignite Cities’ George Burciaga says as cities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal broadband is key to driving future tech innovation and success.

What will the next decade of government technology look like?

by • 3 months ago

Former Palo Alto, California, CIO Jonathan Reichental said he wants to "make things better." From AI to the cloud, these are the technologies he thinks can make that happen.

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

by • 3 months 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 months 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 • 4 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.