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June 27, 2018

A discussion with Kansas City’s Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) uncovered interesting insight into the city’s efforts to expand its globally-recognized and award-winning Smart City Program.

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Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors

June 21, 2018

More than 250 of the nation’s mayors met for United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting, held June 8-11 in Boston. Mayors discussed a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities, and adopted 90 policy resolutions that guide the... read more

smart city security issues axios
June 15, 2018

The struggle is very real for cities when it comes to data, from deciding what’s needed, to making decisions on how to manage and protect it, according to Seattle, Washington’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO).

smart city security risks
June 04, 2018

An association of global cybersecurity experts, government officials and planners, ISACA (, has released results of a survey that identifies new security vulnerabilities posed by smart cities.

how cities are using drones
June 13, 2018

Drone use is becoming increasingly popular by state, county and local governments, with applications covering a broad range across the country.

iot revenue for cities
May 25, 2018 | Nav Krishna

Man came closer to (and continues to do so) emulating nature in the year 1983 when the ARPANET broke first ground. That was a little big bang of its own, because what followed was indeed a whole new world.

5 smart city tips
April 23, 2018

I was recently in Washington D.C. to run a workshop for the World Bank on how to develop “smart cities."

trump appoints infrastructure council
Photo by Doug Kerr is licensed under CC BY 2.0
July 31, 2017

The wheels on the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan appear to be moving. After months of delays, the president, through an executive order, announced the creation of a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure.

The Case For Blockchains As International Aid
Image by BTC Keychain on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
May 25, 2017

Blockchains aren't primarily financial tools. They are a political technology, and their natural field of application is the developing world.

Is There Finally Hope For Infrastructure Relief?

Images by Gage Skidmore/Tim Pierce on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.

November 07, 2016

No matter what happens at the polls on Tuesday, both presidential candidates have made public pledges to address the country’s infrastructure problems. That’s extremely good news for both cities and states, because it appears that the next president will champion infrastructure reform.

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