Cities and industry need to partner on resiliency after disasters

by • 2 months ago

Cities building resiliency plans should be willing to test new technologies that could help mitigate disasters, speakers said during a South by Southwest panel.

After 'transformative' term, Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett to depart

by • 2 months ago

The Missouri city CIO will leave government in April after three years of "smart city" work that he says has finally paid off.

Digital driver's licenses solve problems of convenience and security, officials say

by • 2 months ago

Maryland and Wyoming are wrapping up pilot programs exploring digital, mobile driver's licenses and preparing to offer them to the broader public.

DHS works to gain trust, help states on election security

by • 3 months ago

The department worked hard to win over election officials who were uneasy about working with the federal government, Jeanette Manfra said at the South by Southwest Conference.

Code for America's founder wants to defend democracy with user-centered design

by • 1 year ago

Jennifer Pahlka says American government has the tools to function more effectively and fairly — it just needs "a little help."

As public safety tech advances, policy remains 'light years behind'

by • 1 year ago

A panel of experts at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, say institutional barriers are blocking progress promised by new technologies in policing.

With Uber, Lyft gone from Austin, new ridesharing models fill the gap

by • 2 years ago

The future of the Texas capital’s sharing economy shows more potential than ever, even with two big players out of the picture.

'People rather than vehicles' becomes focus of smart city transportation plans

by • 2 years ago

Nearly a year after Pittsburgh, Long Beach and Austin came up short in a 0 million smart city transportation challenge, the cities reflect on where they go from here.

Atlanta mayor: Want to change the world? Work for a city

by • 2 years ago

In a panel at South by Southwest, the city leader said people who want to make an impact have new opportunities in urban settings brought on by today's technological advancement.

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