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May 14, 2018
For Smart Cities to flourish, the people who actually live in them must be empowered and enabled. This was the core theme of Smart Cities New York, which was promoted under the motto of “Powered by People.” Held from May 8-10 at Pier 36, the show featured tours, workshops, panels and keynotes... read more
May 14, 2018
GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc., has announced the creation of the GRIDSMART Information Security and Threat Intelligence Division (ISTI), an industry first-of-its-kind transportation cybersecurity group whose goal is to help transportation industry technology and infrastructure partners build... read more
May 09, 2018
Two companies who have led the way in the Smart Cities space are joining forces to improve urban connectivity and inclusivity. At the Smart Cities New York 2018 event, representatives from MasterCard and Microsoft announced that they will combine their individual payment, data analytics and cloud... read more
May 04, 2018
The City of San Jose has reached a tentative agreement with AT&T on a small cell deployment that will help improve wireless coverage in San Jose and provide millions of dollars to support the City’s efforts to bridge the digital divide for low-income residents.
May 01, 2018
Global public transit company RATP Dev USA has released their integrated mobility platform, Orbyt. Orbyt combines technology and innovative resources to create one intersected transit eco-system. These intersections create opportunities to seamlessly move passengers from one mode of transit to the... read more
May 01, 2018
For its sophomore outing, Smart Cities New York (SCNY) is enticing attendees with a wide array of speakers, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at the leading global conference on urban innovation. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be joining the second annual SCNY event for a conversation with... read more
April 27, 2018
A net six in ten Americans say they'd be interested in being a smart city resident, though they admit limited knowledge about what that entails and have concerns about tradeoffs in government services, according to a study released by CompTIA, the world's leading technology association. 
April 25, 2018
As part of its continuing efforts to expand connected vehicle communications, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has announced a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Task Force to address a national interoperability standard that enables any vehicle to communicate with any other... read more
April 25, 2018
The mobility on demand market is set to grow from its current industry value of more than US$100 billion to over US$200 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
April 23, 2018
Global design and technology firm IBI Group has launched its Smart City Platform, which allows cities to improve the efficiency and safety of city operations and urban environments. The platform also equips both city staff and residents with the necessary tools to make rapid and informed decisions.
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 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 |
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 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
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 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
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