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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
July 20, 2017
As cities become more connected, all sectors will have to adapt not just to the new technology, but the ways that technology will radically change business and everyday life. To help ease the transition, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) made Smart Cities the focus of the fourth edition of... read more
July 19, 2017
In the U.S., Public-Private Partnerships are becoming an increasingly popular solution for local leaders’ infrastructure woes. For every success story, though, there are dozens more cities or counties that haven’t utilized this model. The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships knows this... read more
July 19, 2017
The Wireless Broadband Alliance is continuing its support for a global Wi-Fi roaming network of public hot spots that has significantly expanded since the WBA launched the project last year. The City Wi-Fi Roaming project started as a celebration of World Wi-Fi Day last year and has been extended... read more
July 18, 2017
Cutting-edge connected and autonomous cars are set to run through the 95 and 495 Express Lanes for the next three years, including while regular toll-paying drivers and carpoolers are in the lanes. Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board is set to approve a three-year agreement Wednesday among... read more
July 18, 2017
It's Environmental Justice 101: Just as the brunt of pollution (asthma rates, unsafe drinking water) tends to fall on low-income communities of color, the worst impacts of climate change are likely to do more damage to the health, property and economic stability of historically underserved... read more
July 18, 2017
Seattle. Denver. Austin. Kalamazoo. They’re not often spoken of in the same breath. But they could be. Kalamazoo’s Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 master plan and strategic vision process is close to its end.
July 17, 2017
A new report from Visiongain takes a look at the global smart metering market over the next ten years. This research report, titled “Smart Gas Metering Market Forecast 2017-2017,” includes 160 tables, graphics and charts that promise an in-depth view of trends and data in the market.
July 14, 2017
U.S. water utilities expect to invest $8.3 billion in smart infrastructure over the next ten years, according to a study of Washington, DC-based smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group. According to the study, municipal water infrastructure in the country is aging and in need... read more
July 14, 2017
The global market is expected to double and exceed $774 billion within the next several years, according to new industry research. (Getty Images) Smart city investment is booming, according to recent analysis from the Massachusetts-based BCC Research.
July 13, 2017
A House panel approved legislation on Tuesday evening that would cut funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT) by over half a billion dollars. After a swift meeting, the House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development advanced a spending bill by voice... read more
July 12, 2017
Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI 5th District) announced today that he is starting a new congressional forum to rethink how national policymakers invest in cities. "My hometown of Flint has captured many newspaper headlines in recent years," he said in a recent release. “But even before the water... read more
July 11, 2017
Houston's new ITS to be designed and built by TransCore The City of Houston, Texas, has awarded TransCore a US$33.6m contract to design and build an intelligent transportation system (ITS) that will be deployed across 489 intersections throughout the city.
July 11, 2017
Consumers tend to be most excited about IoT applications that improve their home life, from smart TVs and thermostats to ovens that cook food automatically. However, IoT in the healthcare industry could be much bigger-and much more impactful on your health and lifestyle.
July 05, 2017
Local governments already using the OpenDataSoft platform can now quickly and seamlessly collect, harmonize and share data through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information. The Waze program gives local governments a new look at road... read more
July 03, 2017
Congressional work on President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure package may slip to next year, a Republican chairman said Thursday. Lawmakers are facing a pile of other priorities, while the White House has yet to unveil formal legislative text for its massive rebuilding proposal.
June 29, 2017
“This is space camp for city geeks.” These were the words that Mayor Steve Adler used to welcome attendees to the second iteration of the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, which convened in Austin from June 25 to 28 this past week. This was hardly an insult; everyone in the audience, from... read more
June 29, 2017
In an endorsement for smart cities, more than 50 percent of government agencies reported that public technology adoption should be stimulated, managed, and aggregated at the local or city level, according to a report from ABI Research, released Wednesday.
June 23, 2017 |
On May 9 and 10, 2017, London’s Tower Hotel hosted the 7th Annual SWAN Conference. More than 220 industry leaders from 31 countries attended the forum, where a variety of panels, presentations and roundtable discussions were conducted regarding the present and future of smart water and wastewater... read more
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