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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.
How to improve IoT's role in city construction? Model it from the start, a new report says
Sensors and other tools are often overlooked in design and architecture, Georgia Tech researchers find.
San Antonio announces innovation zones, a proving ground for smart city tech
Three recently selected areas of the city will allow officials to test how new technologies perform on a small scale before seeking potential citywide projects.
Harvard chronicles government's best data visualizations in searchable database
With "Solutions Search," a Harvard-based data studio hopes to encourage government technology leaders to reuse and adopt proven models for data-driven governance.
10 cities named as finalists in Engaged Cities awards
Three winners will be selected in May for outstanding ideas to solve public challenges that can be adopted by other communities around the world.
Austin tests bus status beacons for blind and vision-impaired residents
If successful, the city says it plans for a wider deployment that could improve access to its services.
Cisco introduces $1 billion smart city financing program
The company is offering a new avenue to fund smart city projects as city governments struggle to find reliable public funding.