San Diego appoints its first chief innovation officer
San Diego's director of performance and analytics, Kirby Brady, will add chief innovation officer to her job title, expanding the city's work with data.
Government needs better air-quality messaging, not more data, says Portland official
Portland Smart City Coordinator Christine Kendrick said what's needed most now isn't more sensors or data, but "action" from local authorities.
Local government's open forums must persist during pandemic, say city leaders
As the coronavirus pandemic forces many government services online, technology officials cite concern that some transparency efforts could get left behind.
Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant
Sidewalk Labs backed out of its "smart neighborhood" project in Toronto, but Ann Cavoukian said its flagrant misreading of the public's privacy concerns may continue to haunt the company.
Columbus, Ohio, launches 'digital capstone' of smart city advice
The Ohio capital city says it's surpassed several environmental benchmarks of a 2016 federal transportation award, particularly with electric vehicle adoption.
Analytics, partnerships to drive Buffalo mayor's new smart-city plan
After announcing last week that Buffalo, New York, is planning to weave more tech into its infrastructure, Mayor Byron W. Brown explained to StateScoop how he plans to use data "in a more predictive way."
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.