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A common theme is emerging in the midst of digital urban transformation and the new digital economy.

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The U.S. Department of Education reports that state and local spending on prisons and jails in the U.S. has increased at triple the rate of funding for K-12 public education in the last three decades. What a horrible revelation…enough to shock even the most cynical reader I suspect!

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Nine days into my job in San Jose’s new Office of Civic Innovation and Digital Strategy, I found myself standing onstage in front of forty government managers,

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There’s lots of news about major cities launching public-private partnerships (P3s) to rebuild, upgrade and improve urban assets. The P3s have become attractive because of a lack of public funding and an abundance of private-sector capital just waiting to be tapped.

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Here’s something shocking … A recent report revealed that smart traffic management could save 4.2 billion man hours worldwide annually by 2021. If that happened, it would mean that every motorist in a crowded city would save roughly one full working day per year.

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First, there was the question “what is a Smart City?” Then definitions with varying degrees of details emerged, leading to the second question—how is a Smart City actually defined?

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Cyber intrusion is the fastest growing crime in the United States. It is a threat that horrifically frightens executives in both the public and private sectors.

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The United States of America has changed political administrations and much concern exists about the deregulation efforts and how the key departments will proceed. The past Executive Branch was very supportive of Smart City solutions with programs like the Smart City Challenge and the Smart City Readiness Challenge Grant.

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Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit.

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We still have a responsibility to prevent the ethical misuse of new technologies, as well as helping make their impact on human welfare a positive one. But we now have a more fundamental challenge: to help defend the very concept and practice of the measurement and analysis of quantitative fact.

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