By 2020 Gartner analysts estimate an astronomical number of 25 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Dubbed as the internet of things (IoT), a sizeable portion will be sensors. In the energy and utilities industry, these sensor devices will comprise of meters, gauges, and thermostats attached to energy turbines, oil drills, smart home appliances, solar panels, power stations, and windmills-all as part of a smart grid.

The City of Pittsburgh was joined Monday by representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Intermedix to host an emergency preparedness resilience workshop as a part of the ONEPGH initiative, which is a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities- Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

A renewed partnership between the Public Technology Institute (PTI) and two national city and county advocacy groups should help to support public-sector leaders in addressing pressing technology issues, streamline event-level competition and potentially increase their procurement power, representatives of the organizations said in announcing the pact on Thursday, Feb. 2.

"The idea that it's like, 'we'll figure that out when it gets here,' I think is a reason why there's so much anger in our communities about this issue," according to the mayor of Dayton, Ohio.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 11:45

Meeting of the Minds Co-founder Gordon Feller spoke to S&RC about the need for discussions on urban issues and the challenges facing cities today. Listen to the interview in the player below.

The state of New York is pouring big money into making its central territory an international draw for unmanned aerial system (UAS) innovation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Nov. 10 that $30 million in public funds would be applied toward the creation of a 50-mile-long research corridor to aid in the development of a UAS traffic management system and bolster the state's standing as an innovation hub.

Every year the Digital Cities Survey takes a big-picture view of the state of IT in cities to determine which are moving the needle forward by excelling at using technology.

On Thursday, the White House announced more than $300 million in funding, through partnerships, for tech innovations that will help Americans live in smart cities, improve healthcare, and even make it to Mars-while also addressing what increased automation could mean for job security.

Digital technology is rapidly transforming the way cities are engaging with their citizens, and vice versa. To stand out from the crowd as a city government, it is critical to embrace and implement the following four citizen engagement trends.

One of the key issues facing modern cities today is municipalities being locked in to technology from a single provider, and instead ensuring they are free to transition to the most convenient products and services for citizens ...

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