Skills & Training

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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

October 20, 2016

The health care industry is a prime target for innovation, and improvements are being made in a wide range of areas.  There are new payment models, disease management programs, flexible care models and technology-driven cost reductions.

September 12, 2016

As tech becomes more and more integral to our cities, STEM education from an early age will be essential. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto knows this, which is why the five of the city’s recreation centers will serve as technology-focused education centers during the week.

September 09, 2016

Another national organization of U.S public officials has added its name to a growing list of supporters seeking congressional reauthorization of the country’s EB-5 Regional Center Program.

August 15, 2016

The CH2M Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and W. B. Saul High School received the US2020 STEM Mentoring Award for Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships as part of the 2016 STEM Mentoring Symposium at the White House in an event held on August 11. The

July 25, 2016

There's a perception among many that mayors don't hold much sway over the higher-education system or the quality of the workforce it produces for their communities. I beg to differ. Not only do our cities' leaders have strong motivation for improving the talent pipeline through college and into... read more

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