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September 21, 2017
The TM Forum has announced its City as a Platform Manifesto with initial backing from more than 40 major cities, regional and international government bodies, telecoms operators, technology firms and associations.
September 21, 2017
FirstNet has landed its most populous state to date, with Texas announcing that it has opted in to the build-out of the public safety LTE network by AT&T. Idaho and Maryland also opted in to FirstNet this week, bringing the total count of opt-in states to 23 out of the 56 U.S.
September 19, 2017
Henderson, Nev., will use smart cities projects and concepts to help realize the city's larger strategic vision in areas like transportation, education and overall quality of life. With a general plan recently approved and in-hand, officials hope to create a more dynamic and targeted response to... read more
September 18, 2017
Traffic Technology Services and Siemens partnership will advance V2I deployment Traffic Technology Services Inc. (TTS) and Siemens USA have finalized an agreement to expand TTS's partner network for supporting connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) operations near signalized intersections using... read more
September 12, 2017
Non-city governments and organizations in Mexico and Canada will be eligible to apply for a pool of smart city products and services the group says is even bigger this year. Colin Wood Managing Editor (Getty Images) The Smart Cities Council is extending its grant program for 2018 in several ways,... read more
September 12, 2017
As Hurricane Irma's 130 mph winds, rain and tornadoes slashed and battered South Florida Sunday, Florida Power & Light Co. officials could only watch and double-check restoration plans as the outage numbers climbed throughout the day. Monday, that all changed as an army of workers were deployed... read more
September 11, 2017
Self-driving vehicles will generate unfathomable amounts of data, and companies will need to work together if they want to take advantage of new and larger sources of information, an Intel executive says. Kathy Winter, Intel's vice president of automated driving solutions, said production-level... read more
September 08, 2017 |
Smart Cities have an important role to play in protecting our environment. Now, new technology is helping us to understand how we can better mitigate the impact our day-to-day activities have on the world around us. In this latest post, the team at StoragePipe Solutions explains more on the ways... read more
September 08, 2017
Local government efforts to become smart cities and improve quality of life for residents will be bolstered by a continued partnership between the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and analytics software and solutions company, SAS. The organisations have renewed their... read more
September 07, 2017
First Published on Washington, DC, has earned the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) first LEED for Cities Platinum certification, according to WAMU. To qualify for the designation, the District had to set sustainability objectives and then submit data to the nonprofit USGBC showing how it met... read more
September 06, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri is preparing to expand its network of digital kiosks, public wireless internet and sensor technology. The growth is set to take place along a planned bus rapid transit corridor that will be centered on Prospect Avenue, in an eastern part of the city that is lagging... read more
As the flood waters recede and Houston begins the long, arduous process of recovery, the value of resilience cannot be overlooked.
August 30, 2017
Indianapolis has been named as the most 'connected city' in the United States. The state is recognized as a continued leader identified when it comes to embracing technology and innovation in order to bridge the 'digital divide'. Mobilitie which is America's largest privately-owned wireless... read more
August 30, 2017
The National Institute for Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security announced the next phase of the "Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge," a partnership to bring together Smart City initiatives and DHS's security expertise and resources, at the Global City... read more
August 30, 2017
City buses in Stockton, Calif. are getting quieter and exhaust-free by going electric. The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has converted its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route from 44- to 100-percent electric, zero-emissions buses. That BRT route will be the first in the... read more
August 29, 2017
Infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues in the U.S. at the moment, and one that has been long overlooked. Consulting firm CG/LA and the Blueprint 2025 initiative, a coalition of 100 CEOs and public sector representatives, have addressed this by creating a roadmap for fixing the country's... read more
August 22, 2017
Thanks to cell phones, citizens are more connected than ever. This trend shows no signs of slowing, so governments have an opportunity to leverage this connectivity toward improved services and innovative strategies.
August 22, 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) wasted no time spreading across the world and connecting millions of individuals. In just a few short years, billions of sensors redefined how businesses operated and how people interacted with one another, and that was only the start; one IHS forecast predicts the IoT... read more
August 18, 2017
President nixes council after ending two other business groups Executives had started to quit after Virginia controversy President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.
August 16, 2017
The smart city market is one of the fastest growing segments of government and is set to hit $775 billion in 2021, according to BCC Research. In just a few years, the number of smart cities has grown from approximately two dozen to more than 100, and it's just the tip of the iceberg, with more than... read more
August 16, 2017
Tweaking chlorine levels or even knowing where the next possible waterline break will be in Bellevue, Wash., could get a lot easier once the city completes a new smart city application to address water quality. Bellevue is developing a "smart city dashboard" to synthesize and highlight key pieces... read more
August 15, 2017
The increased emphasis being placed by cities-small as well as large-on embedding resilience into their land use and development policies was the topic of the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit cohosted in Stowe, Vermont, by ULI, the National League of Cities, and the U.S. Green Building Council. The... read more
August 14, 2017
While public-private partnerships have become a major infrastructure talking point, they remain complex mechanisms that are underutilized across the country. Because these partnerships have the potential to ease the infrastructure woes countless of cities and counties, this perception needs to be... read more
August 14, 2017
New research from Markets and Markets highlights the growing importance of smart energy-bringing IT and IoT technologies to bear on the how energy is sourced and distributed. Covering smart energy distribution management, grid asset management, substation automation, hardware and service, the... read more
August 11, 2017
Some state authorities are launching aggressive campaigns to prepare for a generation of personal and freight transportation expected to disrupt society, and soon. Colin Wood Managing Editor A rendering of Illinois Tollways' smart corridor show pieces of an active traffic management system and... read more
August 07, 2017
Last week, an inspirational group of mayors, senior city officials, and nationally-recognized experts gathered in Stowe, Vermont, for the 2017 Resilient Cities Summit, hosted by the National League of Cities (NLC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Against... read more
August 04, 2017
The cities of the future will be reliant on high-speed broadband infrastructure, but getting to that point presents significant obstacles. Planning, financing, maintenance, management – city leaders will have to face all of these challenges and more in order to create the bedrock upon which future... read more
August 02, 2017
As recently as last year, Philadelphia required any vendors interested in working with the city to submit bids by physically bringing in a box with three paper copies. When it came to sealing subsequent contracts, the vendors could do so online, but the final nine internal steps were all paper-... read more
August 02, 2017
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would heighten the cybersecurity standards for companies that hope to sell Internet of Things devices to the federal government. CyberScoop's Chris Bing reports that the "Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017," co... read more
July 31, 2017
As urban migration takes it toll not only on municipal services and infrastructure, it also has an impact on quality-of-life for residents. Smart city technologies is an umbrella term but the concept is to gain sensory data to institute changes that address both efficiency and how city-dwellers... read more
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