Finance

infrastructure funding minibus bill
August 03, 2018

Although there is no compromise in sight on an omnibus spending bill, House members left the Capitol for a month-long August break. However, members of the Senate stayed behind and just passed a “minibus” appropriations package.

smart cities council project activator
July 12, 2018

The Smart Cities Council has introduced the Smart Cities Project Activator, an online portal to scope and fund smart city projects. The new, innovative online portal, which can be used from anywhere in the world, will accelerate smart project delivery and funding.

May 14, 2018 | Arzu Tekir

The future is coming. Rapidly! I don’t know if the flying cars we used to see in
sci-fi movies years ago will become a part of our lives, but there are dazzling developments.

white house infrastructure plan draft
January 22, 2018

A document obtained on Monday has offered a glimpse at the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.

December 12, 2017

Equipping bustling metropolises with cutting-edge tech like the Internet of Things (IoT) can be a big money-saving move, according to a new ABI Research study commissioned by InterDigital's smart cities business, Chordant, in partnership with CA Technologies. Worldwide, smart city technologies... read more

December 08, 2017

President Donald Trump plans to keep pushing his legislative agenda in 2018 by releasing his long-promised infrastructure plan in early January, a senior administration official said. Infrastructure advocates question whether a Republican-led Congress will be able to pass a spending plan with... read more

November 28, 2017

In an age of fiscal uncertainty, US cities and states must optimize capital allocation to improve infrastructure planning. State and local leaders must deliver vital services that improve the health, safety, and prosperity of their citizens without exceeding their budgets.

November 09, 2017

Cities with bold ideas around their technological futures should be sharpening their pencils. Applications for the 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants are due Dec. 15. The council will award grants to five North American cities hoping to grow their smart cities initiatives.

November 06, 2017

Mozilla awarded $275,000 this week across 18 projects leveraging gigabit-speed internet to innovate within their cities. The Gigabit Community Fund has granted more than $800,000 to more than 60 winners in its four years, the grants themselves ranging from $5,000 to $28,000 each.

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

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