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May 12, 2017

What makes a “smart city” truly “smart”? This is the question I was asking this week, during Smart Cities Week Silcon Valley, a conference promoting the idea to city governments.

August 30, 2016

Cities today are being pulled in two different and contradictory directions: They're being told to work smarter but to not spend any more taxpayer dollars doing it, a modern variation of the age-old paradox of "doing more with less."

As the silver tsunami rolls on, a younger generation of workers is entering the workforce and redefining the way things are run. From urban planning to corporate strategy, cities are being reshaped by the whims and actions of millennial shareholders.

July 25, 2016

When we organize an event we never fully realize how much difference so many details make.

Seven of the nation's fastest-growing cities are in Texas, according to new data. See how population changes in your city compare to others.

November 25, 2015

For the past three years, the IDC Smart City team has developed its top 10 predictions for the upcoming year.

November 12, 2015

Sitting at a table in Roxbury's Haley House Cafe & Bakery, Atyia Martin, Boston's first-ever Chief Resilience Officer, kept getting interrupted. First, a policeman shouted hello from his place in line ("Officer!" she replied, "Good, how are you sir?"), and then a city official stopped by to... read more

October 22, 2015

For some cities, seeing their entire downtown leveled might signal the beginning of an unstoppable downward spiral. For Christchurch, New Zealand, however, the earthquake the city experienced in 2011 has actually kick-started a rebirth that has not just drawn international applause, but... read more

September 25, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

City leaders around the world are facing challenges in a global environment that is rapidly changing and becoming more interconnected than at any point in our history. This creates many challenges, but it also provides avenues for solutions to those same challenges.

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