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