Civic Engagement

November 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved changes to the way Columbus, OH will spend its $40 million grant prize from the DOT's 2016 Smart City Challenge, according to Columbus Business First.

Smart City Expo World Congress 2017
November 20, 2017

The seventh edition of Smart City Expo World Congress concluded last week on a high note. Over 18,000 attendees registered for the show, far more than in 2016 and a figure that exceeded expectations.

November 02, 2017

New communications equipment aboard buses in Boise, Idaho, has already ensured stable, accurate, real-time online bus-tracking, on-board Wi-Fi and other features. The network of new routers and other equipment has also opened the door for mobile-ticketing and additional improvements.

October 27, 2017

The concept of smart cities was premised on integrating information, communications and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like sensors and cameras in a secure fashion to manage a city's assets. One goal was more effective and cost-efficient management of city infrastructures and property,... read more

meeting of the minds annual summit 2017
October 26, 2017

For Smart Cities to prosper, leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as from academia and the citizen population, will have to collaborate.

September 15, 2017

From hurricanes, to wildfires to economic instability, cities need to be prepared for disaster. While cities are actively pursuing sustainability, they also need to pursue resiliency - the ability to bounce back from disruptive circumstances. At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts... read more

August 22, 2017

Government has a data problem. Put simply, it collects so much of it that it struggles to analyze most of it. Of course, states and localities already use data analytics for a lot of things. Departments of revenue, for instance, rely on it to curb tax fraud.

August 10, 2017

With many municipalities strapped for resources, the Smart City vision can seem like a pipe dream. Even in the cases where funding comes through and a project is launched, there’s no guarantee of success.

July 17, 2017

When Genevieve Gaudet needed to assemble a new team of designers and engineers for New York City government, she started noticing some of the pitfalls of the government job application process. She had, of course, experienced the hiring process herself when she applied for her own job.

June 29, 2017

Jon Walton was San Francisco's chief information officer for four years when he took a new job down the peninsula in San Mateo County in 2012, going from serving one large municipality to a jurisdiction encompassing 22 smaller, economically diverse cities.

Struggling economies in some of... read more

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