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Houston partners with Microsoft to improve school safety with sensors
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."
Sidewalk Toronto moves forward after resolutions
The city and its Alphabet-owned partner are moving forward on the contentious project after settling resolutions on several longstanding disagreements.
Small-city mayor says citizen-centric government is what's 'smart'
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.
'Smart' technology benefits? Indiana mayor looks for cost efficiency
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
A $35 million system will remotely control thousands of surveillance cameras and streetlights, preparing for “more advanced, future-ready smart city applications."
Business group says it's building $7.5 billion 'smart city' inside Las Vegas
"Bleutech Park," backed in part by Cisco, claims it will include robotic security services, buildings made from "self-healing concrete" and an augmented-reality mode.
Philadelphia releases ‘smart city’ roadmap with eyes on tech pitfalls
Officials say the city isn't a "blank slate" for vendors to experiment with, but that there's now a careful strategy to guide its projects into the future.
Dallas hires city's first chief innovation officer
Laila Alequresh, a former official in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, will work on ways to improve the city through technology and new ideas, while also serving as a consultant to other city leaders.
Half of local IT agencies left out of smart strategy planning
Many city and county technology officials surveyed by PTI reported they do not play a main role in the development of their government’s smart strategy.