Skills & Training

May 08, 2017

A project team was separated only by the locked doors to the two trailers that sat side-by-side on their wastewater treatment project site. Every day for six months, the owner’s team and the contractor’s team filled their days with writing letters.

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May 01, 2017

Universities have the potential to advance the Smart City conversation in a variety of ways.

April 06, 2017

Cyber stalkers present serious threats to businesses, governmental entities and organizations of all types.

March 30, 2017

Scientists at NASA are proving the intellect of teens isn't limited to just science fairs or small-scale lab experiments with the advance CitySmart, a smart city platform designed to help mayors and city staff manage resources. Through A World Bridge (AWB), an international program led by NASA... read more

March 27, 2017

How would you like to be able to predict the level of success (or failure) of your projects? Well, it seems that it is closer than you might think.

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March 14, 2017

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!

February 07, 2017

The competition for technicians skilled in IT, Big Data and the other technologies smart cities require has been heating up for some time. A broad range of industries, from banking to manufacturing, need talented IT and analytics professionals, too.

January 10, 2017

The new center, called Connected Cities for Smart Mobility toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation (C2SMART), aims to accelerate transportation opportunities arising from unprecedented recent advances in communication and smart technologies. In addition to research aimed at finding... read more

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December 13, 2016 | Dr. Jaoquin Rodriguez, Leading Cities Barcelona Local Coordinator

We have to admit that the role of the university in our society is evolving in a direction very difficult to define, finding itself in a no man’s land between the tradition it represents and a new social framework where knowledge is Online, and the capabilities and qualifications that our... read more

November 09, 2016

Getting smarter is a marathon not a sprint. This rings true for both humans and cities. Although it would be ideal for a Matrix-esque instant upload of knowledge or a mega-deal bringing in smart and connected devices, experienced oversight and a playbook every city agency is on board with, these... read more

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