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August 17, 2018
After reviewing data from May through July, a data platform startup has issued a newly-released study. The 2018 Populus report offers new data and insights for smart cities on the mobility front, authored by the firm’s CEO and co-founder Regina Clewlow, Ph.D. Providing an in-depth analysis on... read more
August 16, 2018
An international environmental organization has unveiled a regional roadmap aimed at helping cities fix transportation, cut pollution, and build livable communities.
August 13, 2018
Collaboration is proving to be a key cog in the wheel of smart cities. Such is the case for Kansas City, MO (KCMO), which is building on momentum to becoming a world-class city, according to Mayor Sly James. As smart cities continue to seek and find public private partnerships, test programs are... read more
August 13, 2018
In issuing a chilling cybersecurity white paper on August 9, two things seem clear: IBM has gotten the attention of smart city leaders across the country, and hackers pose a clear, present and costly danger worldwide. Here, then, a summary.
August 10, 2018
UN Environment and Yale University in collaboration with UN Habitat unveiled a new eco-housing module, to spark public discussion and new ideas on how sustainable design can provide decent, affordable housing while limiting the overuse of natural resources and climate change. The 22-square-meter “... read more
August 09, 2018
The nation’s foremost transit association, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has named King County Metro Transit the best large transit system in North America. Providing public transportation across the greater Seattle area, King County Metro was selected by judges who considered... read more
August 08, 2018
As its dockless scooters roll into more cities, Bird’s commitment to safety and service is taking off with recent announcements relating to an Advisory Board, bike lane protection fund and program for underserved communities.
August 07, 2018
In an effort to streamline the process of starting or expanding a business, a new web tool is providing 24/7 access to permits for business developers in Ohio’s third-largest city. On August 3, the City of Cincinnati launched ‘OpenCincy,’ a new, user-friendly online tool developed to guide small... read more
August 03, 2018
Montgomery County, Va., officials have crafted a proposal to extend the Virginia Smart Road to I-81, creating a new highway link to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
August 02, 2018
A report aimed at helping cities better understand how civic analytics can aid urban governance has been issued by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and offers key policy recommendations and case studies.
August 03, 2018
As T-Mobile teams up with Nokia, mobile carriers Verizon and AT&T, separately, have recently issued news updates announcing their plans to bring 5G to the masses. Here, a compilation of each company’s updates.
August 01, 2018
100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) has announced a partnership with Marketplace.city which will make its digital platform available to 100RC’s member cities. The tool will allow member cities to find and validate emerging technologies which can support... read more
August 01, 2018
A host of states and municipalities have recently made progress on the broadband scene, moving toward increased access to high-speed internet. Surveying the country, Smart & Resilient Cities compiled a round-up of related news stories, featuring public private partnerships from state capitals... read more
July 31, 2018
The Governor of Delaware this week announced plans to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) in August, in pursuit of public-private partnerships (P3s) that will improve broadband availability in rural areas, enhance economic development, and improve educational and job opportunities.
July 31, 2018
National League of Cities Releases Future of Work Report, Announces Innovation Ecosystem Initiative, Shares Upcoming City Summit News
July 30, 2018
From transportation and broadband, cybersecurity and elections, to disaster funding and waterways, a wide range of issues were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the country’s county leaders. During its 83rd Annual Conference and Exposition, held July 13-16 in Davidson County, Nashville, TN, the... read more
July 22, 2018
A program aimed to use public art as a means to address civic issues, support local economies and foster creative collaboration, Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge has announced its finalists.
July 18, 2018
The Georgia Cyber Center, a first of its kind collaborative cybersecurity center located in Augusta, Georgia, opened its doors July 10, 2018. The $100 million Cyber Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date, according to a news release issued... read more
July 18, 2018
The internet of things (IoT), or the billions of internet-connected smart devices that currently make up our everyday lives, is improving the way humans function. These internet-connected "things" collect data via sensors, and can be used to create innovative solutions to problems like traffic,... read more
July 18, 2018
Eden Strategy Institute has issued its study and ranking of the Top 50 Smart City Governments.
July 17, 2018
After recent mass transit news out of Chicago and San Francisco, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) agency has rolled out a new fleet of seven zero-emission electric buses. The bright magenta-and-yellow, battery-powered vehicles, developed by Proterra, started running July 2, and are being used... read more
July 17, 2018
A new municipal identification card program has been implemented in Providence, Rhode Island. The IDPVD Program encourages Providence residents, ages 14 and up, to obtain cards that can be used to engage with city departments, check out books and access discounts at local businesses and museums,... read more
July 16, 2018
Two separate initiatives by Portland, Maine have been implemented in an ongoing effort to make moving around and parking downtown easier.
July 13, 2018 |
One of the most popular cities in the US, Boston is a great destination if you’re looking for a fun and cultural place to go. Often in the news thanks to its progress in different fields, recently it’s done it again. Back with a new plan, more specifically the Imagine Boston 2030 plan, the city is... read more
July 12, 2018
Scientists and technologists alike are discussing how blockchain innovation is driving innovation across a wide range of ventures, from finance to retail to even healthcae. As indicated by Gartner, their customer requests on blockchain and related points have quadrupled since August 2017.
July 12, 2018
The Smart Cities Council has introduced the Smart Cities Project Activator, an online portal to scope and fund smart city projects. The new, innovative online portal, which can be used from anywhere in the world, will accelerate smart project delivery and funding.
July 12, 2018
As first reported by Bloomberg, then widely-reported across the business pages this week, Uber has announced it will invest in Lime to expand availability of electric scooters across the globe. Uber Technologies Inc. will invest in Lime as part of a $355 million financing round, in a deal led by... read more
July 10, 2018
Esri has announced that it is developing ArcGIS Urban, a solution to give urban planners and designers engaged in government, real estate, and engineering projects better city information so that they know the best places to build and develop.
July 12, 2018
At the intersection of civic engagement and technology, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Administration recently launched a NYC Rezoning Commitments Tracker. Announced at the end of June, the interactive map details progress on all City commitments that were made to communities as part of... read more
July 11, 2018
The City of Oxnard, California has announced its selection of Magellan Advisors and Iteris Inc. to assist in creating a city-wide Fiber Master Plan for building a high-speed fiber optic network. In sharing news, Oxnard officials said one of the main goals of leveraging Oxnard’s current fiber assets... read more
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