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July 13, 2017

"Smart cities" suffers from overuse as a buzzword, but the attention the concept receives is a testament to the substance beneath the surface. The word means slightly different things in each context it is used, but for most, it represents the potential for idealized values to materialize.

May 25, 2017

Open data has immense potential to catalyze creative problem solving by practitioners and policymakers, but troves of vaguely-labeled spreadsheets will do little to inspire interest or facilitate innovative solutions. To unlock the value of open data, governments have begun to launch open... read more

April 27, 2017

If you ask what a “Smart City” is to one hundred people, you’ll receive one hundred different answers. In all likelihood, the common theme that will unite these definitions is technology. Popular notions of Smart Cities are often tied to innovative new devices and platforms, and for good reason... read more

March 08, 2017

Building a smart city requires strong leadership as much as it needs involved citizens. Even the best projects will fail without community buy-in and stakeholder engagement, after all.

Image by Pat Guiney. Licensed under CC BY.
January 17, 2017

Hampered by outdated systems and infrastructure in need of repair, the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has found a friend in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

November 16, 2016

The focus on citizens remained strong on the second day of the Smart City Expo World Congress. Panels on digital social innovation, refugee policy and the sharing economy complemented keynotes on urban connectivity and the circular economy.

October 13, 2016

Cities have historically been economic and commercial hubs, but the scale of their influence and output is only growing.

September 20, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, I was flying back to the United States after attending the 2016 Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities.

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