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Smart City Manifesto TM Forum

The city of Yinchuan in western China played host to an impressive gathering of Smart City thought leaders from around the world.

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smart cities need tech workers

The smart cities movement has garnered major backing from heavy hitters in the tech field, including the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) based in Washington. The group represents 2,000 companies and 3,000 academic and training partners.

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citizens need to get involved in infrastructure

The president’s proposed $1 trillion national infrastructure plan has become something of an anomaly.

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data science for the public

My plea for wider application of data science is a personal one. My mum passed away due to a misdiagnosis when doctors administered wrong medication while stalling the treatment she required. Then, I wondered—if we can teach machines to play games like Go and Starcraft, can we invest as much to teach machines how to save lives?

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montreal its world congress 2017
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All roads lead to Montréal this October 29-November 2 as the international hub of intelligent transporation welcomes the best and brightest in the transport, automotive, telecommunications and technology industries to ITS World Congress 2017.

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technology networks infrastructure need

The very recent Equifax data breach was another ominous “wake-up call.” Americans were reminded once again that our data networks are very vulnerable.  More significant, though, is the fact that cyberattacks don’t just involve data breaches. Critical infrastructure can be compromised just as easily - water systems, electrical grids, airports and public transportation.

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tbilisi progressive cities smart cities local economic development forum

Two weeks ago in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, Mayor Davit Narmania welcomed more than 800 city experts and interested parties from around the world with legendary Georgian hospitality. This young nation, still emerging from its previous Russian rule, is securing its presence on the international stage.

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smart cities expectations

As many readers of these blogs know, I’ve spent years griping about the term “digital transformation.” Despite my love for urban transformation, the term “smart cities” has bugged me at times as well.

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transportation system for most vulnerable citizens

In the past, I’ve talked about how a seamless and enjoyable commute, sans car ownership, can go a long way towards mitigating the experience of inequality in a city.

But transportation systems, even the very best, will never serve everyone equally. Where the transportation system is not inclusive, the cost is borne by some of the most vulnerable in society.

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opportunity infrastructure capital construction
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Local contractors throughout the U.S. like to be able to anticipate upcoming opportunities. Not all, however, know how to uncover that type of information. Our researchers analyze lots of public documents so identifying upcoming opportunities is common for them.

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