Smart City Strategy

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.

July 13, 2017

Many have theorized that tools like broadband networks and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors- technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications-can improve the lives of residents. However, few have gone directly to residents to understand how these tools, commonly... read more

July 10, 2017

It's been one year since the city of Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge. A victory that put some $50 million dollars in federal grants into the hands of city leaders. Since then leaders have been putting that money to work in an effort to make Columbus... read more

July 06, 2017

According to the annual U.S. City Open Data Census, Las Vegas comes in second only to San Francisco when it comes to open data transparency, and now city hall leaders are looking to improve how it gathers and analyzes that information using the Internet of Things.

July 05, 2017

Last month, a few hundred people were slated to meet in Winnipeg, Canada, for the 2017 Community Indicators Symposium to discuss how best to ground community indicators - development measurements that track well-being at the local level - in residents' aspirations. Community indicators are... read more

June 29, 2017

“This is space camp for city geeks.”

June 21, 2017

Mayors and other local leaders will soon have a new tool to analyze how attractive their cities are to investors. The "Investable Cities Index" is the latest addition to a growing number of standardized city metrics for urban performance.

June 16, 2017

Open data platforms and the desire of a new generation of leaders are helping to transform many "dumb," or developing, cities across the world into smart ones. Transportation was one of the first areas companies focussed on, resulting in the launch of apps such as Citymapper, which have made... read more

June 13, 2017

Verizon, alongside Mayor Darrell Steinberg and the City of Sacramento has announced a tentative agreement to create a public-private partnership designed to bring smart city infrastructure and services to the city.

June 12, 2017

Now more than ever, cities are at the center of the world. This was the consensus at this year's iteration of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, which convened from June 7 to 9 last week.

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