Extracting Pan-Urban Data Insight

June 22, 2017

There has never been a greater abundance of data available in the world. Connected technology has made data collection easier than ever, while the open data movement has ensured that everyone can view it. The problem, then, is context – what do we do with all of this data?

May 18, 2017

Cities big and small operate under constrained budgets. And in an era of increasing government transparency and social media monitoring, cities and their administrators must act fiscally responsible. What's one thing cities often don't take into account when looking to maximize value? Data.

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May 15, 2017

Disruption has reached almost every aspect of public safety and technology is changing everything. Heard about drones?  Welcome to the world of the future where there is total transparency.

April 04, 2017

In today's day and age, security has been thrust to the forefront of just about everything in current events. From insurgency to border control, it would seem that security plays a major part in our daily lives. Yet most people don't realize how intricate most security apparatuses are when it... read more

March 21, 2017

A city’s data is one of its most valuable assets. Urban data is the bedrock of the performance management programs that allow cities to ensure continuous improvement. Reliable data can facilitate interagency collaboration, improve partnerships with the private sector, and expand public... read more

March 14, 2017

How do you engage citizens when most of them don't have time or interest in attending local government meetings?

March 02, 2017

How does a city get smart? The road to becoming a smart city is a long one, but it begins by offering city residents greater connectivity and opening up smoother communication between residents and city officials. A few urban areas around the world have taken the first steps needed to make these... read more

January 09, 2016

Uber is launching a free tool that will allow anyone to view auto traffic patterns and analyze travel times based on customizable routes and time periods. The tool, called Uber Movement, extrapolates traffic trends based on Uber trips in a given area to provide travel times to and from specific... read more

December 13, 2016

Eight months after first announcing plans for a "Smart Cities" pilot project in downtown Boston, Verizon is now installing road sensors, cameras and connected lighting at the Beantown intersection of Mass Ave and Beacon Street.

December 05, 2016

Boundless is betting that open source, non-proprietary and license-free is the future of the geographic information systems (GIS) market. It's a bet wagered in the form of dual product launches this week. Boundless, which already offers a GIS platform and sells to government, is filling out its... read more

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