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The Mayor of Panama has declared his pride that the capital of Panama is Latin America's first 'smart city'. The global movement towards smart cities has been described as a phenomenon and South America has been slower than other continents in terms of embracing such a transformation. Cities all ove

After years of talk about smart cities, people are wondering when - and where - will we start to see them really begin to take shape. What will they look like? How will we interact with them? A smart city is more than the sum of its parts. With a street light here, a sensor there — when solutions are not clearly connected and without critical mass — you don’t get the combinatorial benefit of different systems working together.

What do Alaska, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Maine have in common? They're among the 17 states that saw at least a 10 percent increase in the number of state and local agency bids and requests for proposal between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017, according to a new Onvia report.

A local traffic technology company is helping Knoxville officials collect information to better manage some of the city's most congested intersections. GRIDSMART, a Hardin Valley-based company, has donated traffic-time collection devices that will be installed along Kingston Pike between Bearden Hill and West Towne Mall.

Montreal to create an Electrification and Intelligent Transport Institute As part of its long-term goal of reducing vehicle emissions and helping to fight climate change, Canada's second largest city, Montreal, is establishing an Electrification and Intelligent Transport Institute to aid the introduction of innovative and sustainable transportation technologies.

General Motors will announce Wednesday the launch of its Maven Express Drive car-sharing service in Baltimore Wednesday, debuting a fleet of 40 Chevrolets, GMCs and Cadillacs that can be rented at 20 locations in the city for $8 to $20 per hour, or $80 to $200 a day.

Despite an onslaught of stories about pending technological revolution and trillion-dollar infrastructure policies, American cities whose transportation systems are performing well are doing so thanks to strong local leadership. On the other hand, a leadership vacuum or institutional disarray frequently mark transportation systems that struggle.

As pressure mounts on municipal governments and transit agencies to persuade residents to trade their cars for alternative modes of transportation, smart transit offers the best solution to the growing pains in metropolitan areas.

A $200 billion investment in the nation's public transportation infrastructure, over a 10-year period, could create and sustain 10 million jobs across America, according to a new analysis by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). In addition, it could provide sustained economic growth by contributing $800 billion to the nation's Gross Domestic Product over a 20-year period.

Can you define what a "smart city" means for where you live? Neither can many of your local and state officials - but they will tell you that's the kind of city they want to create. Generally, a smart city is one that uses uses data, applications and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply and efficiently.

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