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April 19, 2018
A new agreement between the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the city of Tampa will allows this new partnership to explore smart transportation projects in central Florida. Tampa Bay officials signed a memorandum of understanding with USF as an initial step... read more
April 18, 2018
The smart transportation market is set to grow from its current industry value of more than US$41 billion to over US$130 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.
April 18, 2018
Transforming a city for the better requires a plan, and the ESI ThoughtLab has set out to craft one that all urban leaders can utilize. Titled Smarter Cities 2025, this smart city road map will use evidence-based analysis to detail a sustainable business and financing plan. The team of corporate,... read more
April 12, 2018
The votes are in and IDC Government Insights has revealed the winners of their inaugural Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA). IDC established the awards to recognize North American progress in the Smart Cities space and to provide a forum to share best practices. The winners of this year’s... read more
April 12, 2018
For the first time, Sidewalk Labs has offered a timeline for its Smart City project in Toronto's waterfront area. The company expects to break ground in 2020 and begin piloting technology projects this summer. A full development plan is expected by the end of 2018.
April 11, 2018
To further the advancement of the wireless technology that will drive cities into the future, Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office will help develop and deploy testbeds in New York and Salt Lake City. These two cities are the first participants in PAWR’s program, which is... read more
April 09, 2018
Transportation for America has officially announced the 22 communities that will participate in the second cohort of the Smart Cities Collaborative program. Throughout the course of the year, the Collaborative will bring these cities together to address challenges relating to smart mobility... read more
April 06, 2018
Cityzenith has announced the commercial launch of its much-awaited Smart World Pro 3D data platform, a new high-performance version of the company's flagship Smart World product for architects and property owners. The "Digital Twin Data Platform of Choice" for the building industry, Smart World Pro... read more
April 04, 2018
To support technologists who are leveraging gigabit Internet for the good of the community, Mozilla has awarded $280,000 to fourteen projects across five American cities. These cities are Lafayette, La.; Eugene, Ore.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Austin, Texas; and Kansas City. The awarded grants range from... read more
April 04, 2018
As the conversation surrounding Smart Cities evolves, more and more outlets are needed to spread the message. Smart Cities Connect, previously held once per year, is now expanding to meet the demand of Smart City devotees. The inaugural Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference and Expo will be held... read more
April 02, 2018
For Smart Cities to work, there needs to be cooperation. Cities and their teams need to work not only with each other, but also with private partners, the community, academia and stakeholder groups whose voices need to be heard. Bringing these parties together to create lasting solutions can prove... read more
March 22, 2018
Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) is introducing Anomaly Detection capabilities to their cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS), 
March 22, 2018
As Smart City technologies continue to gain prominence, waste and recycling companies have joined the trend. By utilizign the Internet of Things and real-time data, these companies have been able to increase efficiency and steamline their organizations. The value of these innovations will be... read more
March 22, 2018 |
In 2015, the University of Hawaii (UH) and the Hawaii Legislature established a goal for the UH university system to be net-zero by Jan. 1, 2035. Of all the campuses in the UH system, the University of Hawaii Maui College is on target to be the first to supply 100 percent of its energy needs... read more
March 21, 2018
To acknowledge the progress that North America has made in advancing Smart City projects, IDC Government Insights has designed a new set of awards recognizing exemplary efforts in the space. Now, the finalists for the inaugural Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA) have been revealed.
March 19, 2018
New York CTO Miguel Gamiño is leaving his position and heading for the private sector. He joined the city in October 2016, having previously led San Francisco Department of Technology. A successor has not yet been named.
March 14, 2018
Cities like New York City, Philadelphia, Fort Worth and Atlanta are using the annual SXSW festival to promote their brands and establish themselves as destinations for entrepreneurship and innovation.
March 09, 2018
The Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, announced today the winners of its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants.
March 07, 2018
In the United States, over 40,000 people are killed every year due to traffic incidents. These fatalities represent one of America’s greatest transportation challenges, but tackling such in issue goes beyond the scope of any single party. To combat the specter of automobile-related death, a... read more
March 06, 2018
Social commerce is the up-and-coming trend in the past few years when it comes to the online shopping industry. It is taking all the products and brands from the e-commerce websites and puts them on the social networks to gain more visibility and increase the number of purchases. It doesn’t sound... read more
March 06, 2018
As the second largest city in the United States, Los Angeles is no stranger to the shocks and stresses that can harm an urban population. To create a safer and more responsive metropolis, Mayor Eric Garcetti and 100 Resilient Cities – Powered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) released a... read more
March 06, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday moved to maintain Arizona's status as the most permissive state for self driving cars. The governor issued a new executive order that makes it clear the robot cars don't need a driver behind the wheel if they follow all the traditional traffic laws and rules for cars and... read more
March 05, 2018
Worldwide spending on the technologies that enable Smart Cities is forecast to reach $80 billion in 2018, according to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest study. In the first release of its Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, over five years that total will reach $135... read more
February 28, 2018
While many major cities across the U.S. have been able to, at the very least, experiment with Smart City technology and initiatives, rural localities and smaller cities are often left out of the broader conversation. Georgia Tech seeks to fix this oversight with the Georgia Smart Communities... read more
February 28, 2018
For a reprieve from the fast-changing and growing Seattle metropolis, follow Interstate-5 south along the Puget Sound, and head for the coast. The towers of Amazon, Microsoft and Google give way to evergreens; and log-stacked semis on the freeway replace the tech firms' shuttles and zero-emission... read more
February 27, 2018
In the United States, any serious conversation about Smart Cities must include New York. With its array of programs and top-flight leadership, the City of New York is one of the country’s chief innovation hubs. Adding to the city’s influence is one of the premiere Smart City events, appropriately... read more
February 22, 2018
With its work on FirstNet and 5G, AT&T has distinguished itself as a major Smart Cities player. The telecom giant has no intentions of resting on its laurels, though. On Feb. 22, the company announced several new developments regarding its Smart City agenda.
February 22, 2018
By 2050, the world will be two-thirds urban, placing cities at the frontline of global challenges and opportunities. Migration is a major factor of urbanisation, contributing significantly to economic development and cultural diversity. As people and assets concentrate in cities, these become... read more
February 20, 2018
NVIDIA and AI developer AnyVision are partnering to provide CCTV cameras with automatic facial recognition for "smart city" deployment. NVIDIA Metropolis is a scalable system which can can detect, track, and identify individuals within a large crowd with 99 percent accuracy, AnyVision says, and has... read more
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