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January 23, 2019

The Smart 50 Awards review committee, Smart Cities Connect, US Ignite, and Smart Cities Connect Foundation have announced the 2018 Smart 50 Award Finalists. These municipal-scale projects exemplify innovation and concrete influence in their community or communities or implementation.

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January 21, 2019

A trio of startup leaders who work with cities across the globe has issued a timely and telling set of predictions for smart cities in the coming year.

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November 21, 2018

The National League of Cities (NLC) has announced the creation of a national task force to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment and quality.

November 19, 2018

This is the third in a series of news updates S&RC is providing on the recently-convened 2018 City Summit held recently by the National League of Cities (NLC)

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October 29, 2018

With a fast-approaching deadline, startups from across the globe are urged to take action in tackling civic challenges. Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with government agencies to develop technology products that address civic challenges.

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October 17, 2018

In a variation on the civic engagement theme, America’s 6th largest city is investing in employee involvement to tap encourage creative solutions to common challenges.

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October 05, 2018

Smart city leaders and start-up collaborators in San Antonio, TX are pleased with early success of a new resident-friendly initiative to address local issues. Cityflag, a San Antonio-based tech start-up, released its 311SA app in August, and is reporting a 90 percent resolution rate.

September 26, 2018

The call for procurement innovation has been answered. Taking on the task is Marketplace.city, a digital platform aiming to simplify the process of finding, validating and implementing new technology at the city level.

August 22, 2018

The Bike Share boom saw a phenomenal rise in both docked and dockless public Bike Sharing systems. Today, these schemes are being forced to rethink their approach if they want to succeed in the long-term.

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Photo courtesy of Kansas City, MO, via Michael Severo.

August 13, 2018

Collaboration is proving to be a key cog in the wheel of smart cities. Such is the case for Kansas City, MO (KCMO), which is building on momentum to becoming a world-class city, according to Mayor Sly James.

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