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October 19, 2018
The city that never sleeps is uniting the might of civic technology, private innovation and academia to combat ever-growing cyber threats. New York City, in a major announcement which is receiving international attention, recently unveiled plans for a Chelsea-based Global Cyber Center, a SoHo-based... read more
October 18, 2018
The mutual benefit that community solar brings to local leaders and residents is the source of increased attention.
October 17, 2018
In a variation on the civic engagement theme, America’s 6th largest city is investing in employee involvement to tap encourage creative solutions to common challenges. The City of Philadelphia’s Innovation Fund has announced seven grants allowing City employees to launch pilot initiatives, with the... read more
October 16, 2018
A Los Angeles public-private partnership aimed at protecting critical infrastructure and helping businesses address cyber attacks, the LA Cyber Lab will be getting a boost from local and federal sources. In a news release issued October 3, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he will be... read more
October 11, 2018
Bay Area city greenlights broadband expansion, and reinforces resilience efforts with public events to educate and engage residents. Having just approved a plan to expand broadband, the City of San Leandro, CA, is observing “Resilient San Leandro Week” from October 6-13, with a series of public... read more
October 10, 2018
The City of Seattle’s Mayor has reinforced her intention to reduce the city’s dependence on fossil fuels, and focus on smart transportation investments. In addition to presenting her first budget address, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan recently signed an Executive Order to reduce the size of Seattle... read more
October 09, 2018
To collect data is one thing. To analyze said data is an entirely different endeavor. Making the most out of the the vast quantities of data now available requires organizations to embrace a healthy data culture. Seeking to help develop and nurture such an environment, McKinsey has interviewed... read more
October 09, 2018
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a five-year, $5.25 milion dollar initiative aimed at bringing residents to the center of self-driving vehicle pilot projects happening in five U.S. cities. The new investment will support pilot projects in Detroit, MI, Long Beach, and San... read more
October 08, 2018
An Ann Arbor, MI-based startup is making news after announcing plans to bring driverless shuttles to a third U.S. city by early next year. May Mobility has reported plans to add a route in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The plan includes bringing four of its six-seat electric shuttles to Michigan’s second... read more
October 05, 2018
To transform into a Smart City is no easy undertaking. From planning to procurement to deployment to operations, all centered around cutting-edge technology and solutions, the process of becoming Smart is a monumental undertaking for municipalities already under strain.
October 05, 2018
Smart city leaders and start-up collaborators in San Antonio, TX are pleased with early success of a new resident-friendly initiative to address local issues. Cityflag, a San Antonio-based tech start-up, released its 311SA app in August, and is reporting a 90 percent resolution rate. The goal was... read more
October 02, 2018
Following an intensive, multi-month search, James J. Tymon was selected to become the Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) during the association’s annual board of directors meeting. Tymon, who will serve as its chief operating... read more
October 01, 2018
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized public transit leadership during its Annual Meeting, held September 23-26 in Nashville, TN.
September 28, 2018
With the arrival of October comes the deadline for LiveWorx 19 Call for Papers. Planners of the event are reminding industry professionals that presenter submissions will be accepted until October 12, 2018. The LiveWorx 19 Technology Conference is set for June 10-13, 2019, in Boston, MA, and is... read more
September 27, 2018
In September 2015, the FBI released an official warning to the public about the dangers of the Internet of Things (IoT) ㄧ Have our devices become any safer since?
September 27, 2018
New technologies are disrupting the entire transportation ecosystem at a rapid pace. The internet of things, autonomous cars and mobility-as-a-service are just a handful of the innovations that governments will have to reckon with. As to how the proper agencies will handle the change, the AARP ... read more
September 28, 2018
Global Climate Action Summit issues summary of bold commitments announced by thousands of states, regions, cities, business investors and NGOs
September 26, 2018
The former commander of NSA Georgia, Col. Eric Toler, has been named executive director of the Georgia Cyber Center. In his new role, which will begin October 1, Col. Toler will work with Augusta University, Augusta Technical College and Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) executive stakeholders to... read more
September 25, 2018
According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, North America Microgrid Market is set to reach over USD $7B by 2024. Aging grid infrastructure coupled with stringent government policies toward adoption of sustainable power... read more
September 25, 2018
To realize the benefits of Smart Cities, myriad parties will have to come together and cooperate. The importance of collaboration drives this year's Smart Cities Week Conference and Exhibition, which returns to Washington, D.C. Oct. 2-4, 2018. With this year's theme being "Collaboration as the... read more
September 25, 2018
A public private partnership between the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and Arrow Electronics, Inc. will result in the launch of the Colorado Open Lab. The Lab will be an Internet of Things (IoT) engineering lab for customer development showcase and innovation collaboration to fast track... read more
September 24, 2018
Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last couple of decades. We see it in the applications that we use every day. Take that virtual assistance on your phone, for example. That is a prime example of artificial intelligence at work. We started out with them being able to handle a basic... read more
September 26, 2018
The winners of the 2018 America’s Transportation Awards competition enhanced safety and quality of life with their projects, and the honorees are the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
September 24, 2018
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced Seattle and Atlanta as the first round of winning cities for the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. Seattle and Atlanta are the first two of 20 cities total to be... read more
September 20, 2018
As the American Association of State Highways Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is gearing up for its 2018 Annual Meeting this week, the organization has identified the top 12 state projects which are contenders for its America’s Transportation Awards. The meeting to be held September 20-24, in... read more
September 21, 2018
Cities with higher public transit use can dramatically cut their road traffic death rates, according to a newly-released data analysis. The American Public Transit Association (APTA) and Vision Zero Network have partnered to boost public transit use, and published an analysis intended to support... read more
September 14, 2018
With the world’s environmental eyes on San Francisco this past week, a recent announcement by its Mayor, London Breed, is generating attention. Mayor Breed announced groundbreaking new environmental commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste, and advance green infrastructure... read more
September 13, 2018
AT&T and the City of Los Angeles are looking to team up to make LA one of the smartest cities in America. To foster the creation of a Smart City, AT&T and LA are in talks regarding a public-private partnership. With Internet of Things (IoT) technology and support for the deployment of small... read more
September 14, 2018
As the world awaits outcomes from this year’s 2018 Global Climate Action Summit kicking off in San Francisco, Lyft has already made news. The rideshare company has issued a major announcement to support the mission of the event, held in its hometown. Lyft announced its commitment to carbon... read more
September 13, 2018
Two telecom companies have made news in as many days in the 5G space. T-Mobile announced a $3.5 billion contract with Ericsson. Separately, AT&T has named five more cities for deployment, announced that it made the world’s first wireless 5G transfer over millimeter wave, and has selected three... read more
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