Infrastructure

November 20, 2017

TechSpot In the last couple of days, there has been a lot of press coverage about the large land acquisition (25,000 acres) in Arizona executed by real estate developer, Belmont Partners, a venture funded by Cascade Investment LLC, which is tied to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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.

October 26, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient. While America's utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to... read more

October 26, 2017

Platforms, in terms of economics and technology, are powerful and disruptive when they work. EBay is a platform that changed how everything from collectibles to big-ticket electronics are bought and sold. Amazon began as a book retailer, but became a platform where vendors and buyers conduct... read more

October 20, 2017 | Lars Stenstedt

There is a $1 trillion challenge facing water utilities as they work to prioritize main replacements.

If you're looking for Smart City insights, Meeting of the Minds should be one of your first stops.

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October 11, 2017

The president’s proposed $1 trillion national infrastructure plan has become something of an anomaly.

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October 02, 2017

The very recent Equifax data breach was another ominous “wake-up call.” Americans were reminded once again that our data networks are very vulnerable.  More significant, though, is the fact that cyberattacks don’t just involve data breaches.

September 27, 2017

Smart city technologies such as self-driving cars, connected streetlights and sensor-laden trash cans are certainly all the rage in cities these days. But before these connected technologies can take hold and begin delivering benefits to cities big and small, local governments must put the back-... read more

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September 22, 2017

Local contractors throughout the U.S. like to be able to anticipate upcoming opportunities. Not all, however, know how to uncover that type of information. Our researchers analyze lots of public documents so identifying upcoming opportunities is common for them.

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