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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
September 11, 2018
A veteran traffic safety expert has issued a clarion call for safety solutions to prevent traffic fatalities. Written for the international leadership platform, Meeting of the Minds, a newly-published article was authored by one of its network partners, Brian Chandler, Director of Transportation... read more
September 12, 2018
A leading security company is making it easier for businesses and cities to navigate data breach laws across the country, while offering cybersecurity strategies for companies and organizations which rely on a remote workforce. Digital Guardian has created an in-depth state-by-state guide to U.S.... read more
September 26, 2018
The call for procurement innovation has been answered. Taking on the task is Marketplace.city, a digital platform aiming to simplify the process of finding, validating and implementing new technology at the city level. Initially launched as Marketplace.nyc in collaboration with the White House's... read more
September 10, 2018
Two transportation-related mobile apps are combining to make life safer and easier for Windy City drivers. The concept: enhanced navigation connectivity. The goal: reduce crashes and improve traffic flow. Google-owned navigation app Waze and Chicago-based parking space app SpotHero are teaming up... read more
September 06, 2018
Three California cities are serving as municipal mobility mentors when it comes to regulating dockless, electric scooters and e-bikes. On September 4, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved rules for scooters and bikes. San Francisco has moved forward in announcing the two companies... read more
September 04, 2018
Making good on its mission to help city leaders build better communities, the National League of Cities has announced plans to help cities achieve What Works Certification, and released a new Small Cell Wireless Municipal Action Guide. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and... read more
August 27, 2018
Smart Cities Week 2018 returns to Washington, D.C. Oct. 2-4 with an entire conference track dedicated to what public sector officials need to know about Smart Infrastructure. From solid waste to social resilience, the energy-water nexus to smart buildings, industry experts and seasoned smart city... read more
August 30, 2018
In the nation’s third worst urban “heat island,” one data-driven community-wide collaboration in Dallas, TX is working to live up to its name, Cool & Connected Oak Cliff. Students, local churches and volunteers have teamed up with The Trust for Public Land, The Texas Trees Foundation and The... read more
August 28, 2018
Reducing red light crashes and improving fuel efficiency are key goals driving transportation technology implementation in smart cities across the country. Using signal, phasing and timing (SPAT) technology, Connected Signals, Inc. is working with municipalities to provide real-time predictive data... read more
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