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nationalize 5g plan
January 30, 2018

Industry experts, FCC commissioners and a U.S. Senator on Monday quickly condemned a new concept by the Trump White House to nationalize  5G wireless network development.

millennial mayors share best practices
January 22, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy is partnering with the U.S. council of mayors to host the panel "What's Working at City Hall?

st. paul approves streetcar to twin cities airport
January 02, 2018

The way for 2025 will hopefully feel like a short one for residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. For at that time, if all goes according to plan, ground will be broken on the Riverview Corridor transit project, a streetcar service line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis-St.

Artificial Intelligence in Smart Cities
December 07, 2017

Artificial intelligence  – to many individuals, it is exciting. Others may find it frightening and to some it could be significantly disruptive. The way you feel about AI likely depends on where you live, how you work, your age and whether or not AI will threaten your career.

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 | 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.

tomorrow smart city france smart grid
September 18, 2017

SRC Says: Around the world, Smart City research and case studies are proliferating at a rapid pace. Many of these advancements are broadly applicable to a North American context, even as the specifics are localized.

smart city strategy autonomous cars
Image by Marco Verch on Flickr. Licensded under CC BY.
September 13, 2017

I live in the Valley now, and it’s impossible to go a day without someone mentioning Autonomous Vehicles. It is an incredibly rich discussion space. Some of the topics of debate include:

gigabit cities summit 2017 highlights broadband fiber
August 04, 2017

The cities of the future will be reliant on high-speed broadband infrastructure, but getting to that point presents significant obstacles.

July 17, 2017

Government rarely leads when it comes to technology innovation. That’s because the funding required is simply not available. However, governmental entities are finally moving into the next phase of IT modernization – mobile apps. 

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