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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.

san antonio 311

Credit: Cityflag and City of San Antonio.

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.

kcmo innovation partnership

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.

politics of crime fighting software
August 02, 2018

Call it machine learningArtificial Intelligence, or simply computational intelligence: countries are rushing to apply new technologies to combat crimes, but how they do so — and even what counts as crime — varies among them, and says much about their... read more

marketplace.city 100rc partnership
August 01, 2018

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) has announced a partnership with Marketplace.city which will make its digital platform available to 100RC’s member cities.

value of blockchain
July 22, 2018

Many intelligent people still blink with confusion when someone mentions blockchain technology.  That won’t be the case for long though, because it appears this new technology has reached the “tipping point.”  Its upward trajectory indicates universal acceptance.

Bloomberg Art Challenge Finalists
July 22, 2018

A program aimed to use public art as a means to address civic issues, support local economies and foster creative collaboration, Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge has announced its finalists.

municipal id providence rhode island
July 17, 2018

A new municipal identification card program has been implemented in Providence, Rhode Island.

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