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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 19, 2018
When the public sector needs cutting-edge solutions, leaders in the private sector often have answers. A recent partnership in British Columbia exemplifies this dynamic. The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) joined forces to host... read more
February 13, 2018
The Smart Cities Council recently appointed Jennifer James as the new global director of its 
February 12, 2018
After months of speculation, the White House has released President Donald Trump’s official infrastructure plan. According the President, the bill would, if approved, generate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investments over the next ten years.
February 09, 2018
The City of Newport News, Virginia, recently hosted a Smart Cities Readiness Workshop to create a strategy to develop smart infrastructure to benefit the region.
February 27, 2018
With its international reach and scope, the Smart City Expo World Congress is one of the largest and most influential forums to discuss issues relating to urban innovation and governance. As befitting a platform of such influence, speakers at the conference represent the cutting edge of thought... read more
January 22, 2018
A document obtained on Monday has offered a glimpse at the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.
January 19, 2018
Smart Cities are here. From the federal level on down, public sector leaders are, at least, aware of the Smart Cities movement and the potential that it brings. Many cities have taken the first steps toward realizing said potential, whether through the implementation smart lighting or metering –... read more
January 11, 2018
With an array of recent technological and economic developments, Sacramento has firmly positioned itself as a Smart City. To explore how the city's officials managed to put California's capital on the path toward innovation, Meeting of the Minds will be hositng a webinar presented by two of... read more
January 08, 2018
To recognize the considerable efforts that cities in the U.S. have made toward improving services and citizens wellbeing, IDC Government Insights has created the Smart City North America Awards (SCNAA). The idea behind these accolades is to both recognize the best projects that municipalities have... read more
January 04, 2018 |
Smart building technology is producing energy savings of 8 percent to 18 percent in the commercial building sector, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. While large showcase buildings have been the first to deploy smart building technologies, the... read more
January 02, 2018
A bill before the Maine Legislature would help set the stage for putting self-driving buses on the streets of Portland and other communities in the state within the next five years. The proposal, sparked by the Portland city manager’s interest in autonomous transit, is the first piece of Maine... read more
January 02, 2018
The way for 2025 will hopefully feel like a short one for residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. For at that time, if all goes according to plan, ground will be broken on the Riverview Corridor transit project, a streetcar service line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis-St. Paul... read more
December 12, 2017
On January 17-18 in Chicago, the 2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition will bring together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a... read more
December 06, 2017
As growing population centers and leading producers of greenhouse gas emissions, cities have a responsibility to lead the way forward on climate change mitigation. At this year’s North American Climate Summit, leaders from cities across the globe honored that duty on Tuesday by signing the Chicago... read more
November 30, 2017
Vehicles in Wyoming equipped with new communication technology will soon help make I-80 safer for travelers as the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WyDOT), the University of Wyoming and their partners demonstrated the new connected-vehicle technology recently in Cheyenne to show how vehicles... read more
November 20, 2017
Thursday evening, Elon Musk streamed the unveiling of the new Tesla Semi, an all-electric big rig that can haul 80,000 pounds up to 500 miles without charging. IoT features include enhanced autopilot that keeps the truck in its lane and safely away from other vehicles, using sensors and camera... read more
November 20, 2017
The seventh edition of Smart City Expo World Congress concluded last week on a high note. Over 18,000 attendees registered for the show, far more than in 2016 and a figure that exceeded expectations. Combined with the 675 exhibitors, 400 speakers and 700 global cities that were present at the show... read more
November 03, 2017
Disruption has accompanied the rise of technology, connectivity and analytics. In both the private and public sectors, the domains of formerly disparate agencies and fields have begun to merge in the wake of such innovation. Leaders on all sides are still learning how to process this, but... read more
November 02, 2017
The phrase “Smart City” is synonymous with technology, but at its core, the concept is so much more than that. For cities to truly become “smart,” humans need to be at the center of urban design and planning.
October 26, 2017
For Smart Cities to prosper, leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as from academia and the citizen population, will have to collaborate. Input from all different stakeholders is necessary to ensure that cities are able to face the coming challenges of the future in ways that are... read more
October 18, 2017
While the term “Smart City” is a fluid concept with many different definitions, urban leaders tend to agree that cities must take advantage of data to be considered smart. As cities continue to grow in both population and influence, analyzing data and leveraging insights to make more informed... read more
October 06, 2017
From autonomous vehicles to IoT modules to smart utilities, cities across the world have been adopting smart technology at a growing rate. Advances in technology and the growing utilization of data analytics have made it clear that Smart Cities have truly arrived.
September 29, 2017
In a major coup for the upcoming Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, TM Forum has partnered with organizers Fira de Barcelona to become the exclusive partner for the event’s Technology and Data programming track. As such, TM Forum will help create the agenda for the conference as well as... read more
September 08, 2017 |
Smart Cities have an important role to play in protecting our environment. Now, new technology is helping us to understand how we can better mitigate the impact our day-to-day activities have on the world around us. In this latest post, the team at StoragePipe Solutions explains more on the ways... read more
As the flood waters recede and Houston begins the long, arduous process of recovery, the value of resilience cannot be overlooked.
August 29, 2017
Infrastructure is one of the most pressing issues in the U.S. at the moment, and one that has been long overlooked. Consulting firm CG/LA and the Blueprint 2025 initiative, a coalition of 100 CEOs and public sector representatives, have addressed this by creating a roadmap for fixing the country's... read more
August 22, 2017
Thanks to cell phones, citizens are more connected than ever. This trend shows no signs of slowing, so governments have an opportunity to leverage this connectivity toward improved services and innovative strategies.
August 14, 2017
While public-private partnerships have become a major infrastructure talking point, they remain complex mechanisms that are underutilized across the country. Because these partnerships have the potential to ease the infrastructure woes countless of cities and counties, this perception needs to be... read more
August 04, 2017
The cities of the future will be reliant on high-speed broadband infrastructure, but getting to that point presents significant obstacles. Planning, financing, maintenance, management – city leaders will have to face all of these challenges and more in order to create the bedrock upon which future... read more
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