City Services

October 27, 2017

How can play areas in cities open up new ways to interact with and experience space?

This was the question that prompted Mexico City's Laboratorio para la Ciudad to host the "Urban Toys" competition, seeking architectural proposals for temporary urban interventions that will reactivate... read more

October 20, 2017

In 2011, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) helped bring bike-share to Boston, and a year later, the system expanded into the surrounding communities of Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline. Now, in a move that echoes efforts in the California Bay Area and New Jersey, the MAPC will... read more

October 19, 2017

Parking and traffic congestion are constant sources of frustration for drivers, merchants, employers and public officials in cities worldwide. For this reason, smart parking services are top of mind with public officials, parking agencies, IT and innovation executives. Many smart city projects... read more

October 18, 2017

GM's Cruise Automation has had a big month. First the company said it had purchased a chip developer that will help it virtually eliminate one of the major costs of making self-driving cars. Then, Cruise announced plans to test those cars in New York City.

October 18, 2017

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is unveiling details of an ambitious mass transit plan for Music City on Tuesday. Barry is expected to make the announcement at 10:45 a.m. at Music City Center. The plan is expected to include details of four tax increases to go before voters in May, along with plans... read more

October 13, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is considering two options for the 4.6-mile, $891 million South Bay Metro Light Rail Extension project, which will expand service to a new transit center further south, according to Urbanize LA.

October 10, 2017

Think about the role of effective government: defend the nation from risks and support the citizens, with minimum tax burden. And in a capitalist society that is of, by and for the people, the government needs to tap market innovations of the same people it serves to solve big problems, be it... read more

smart cities expectations
September 27, 2017

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.

September 19, 2017

Henderson, Nev., will use smart cities projects and concepts to help realize the city's larger strategic vision in areas like transportation, education and overall quality of life. With a general plan recently approved and in-hand, officials hope to create a more dynamic and targeted response to... read more

September 19, 2017 | Dan Pinney

Water utilities are under continuing pressure that stems from growing demand, water stress, fluctuating energy prices and aging water systems. Smart water technologies offer utilities the ability to improve cost and gain revenue advantages by enhancing operational efficiency.

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