Smaller Cities Strategies

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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.

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July 18, 2018

Eden Strategy Institute has issued its study and ranking of the Top 50 Smart City Governments.

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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.

February 28, 2018

For a reprieve from the fast-changing and growing Seattle metropolis, follow Interstate-5 south along the Puget Sound, and head for the coast. The towers of Amazon, Microsoft and Google give way to evergreens; and log-stacked semis on the freeway replace the tech firms' shuttles and zero-... read more

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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.

January 09, 2018

The Studebaker plant in South Bend, Ind., shut down in 1963, leaving a lasting mark on the town. The six-story, 800,000-square foot building is still there. First built in 1923, the hulking brick structure has long overshadowed other signs of vibrancy in South Bend, including a stadium where a... read more

November 27, 2017

Midsize cities have a new, free open data portal available to them, for analytics and community engagement around innovative civic solutions, in Open Data America. More than 500 cities had pertinent datasets compiled on their behalf at launch for public use and visualization.

September 27, 2017

Smart city technologies such as self-driving cars, connected streetlights and sensor-laden trash cans are certainly all the rage in cities these days. But before these connected technologies can take hold and begin delivering benefits to cities big and small, local governments must put the back-... read more

September 14, 2017

Smaller cities often possess the nimbleness to act quickly in areas of developing and deploying smart city technologies. But they also tend to lack the big budgets for the sort of large projects seen in a major metro.

July 18, 2017

Seattle. Denver. Austin. Kalamazoo.

They’re not often spoken of in the same breath. But they could be.

Kalamazoo’s Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 master plan and strategic vision process is close to its end.

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