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Too often, urban technology doesn’t scale across cities because it’s simply not ready for prime time, experts argued at the recent Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in National Harbor, Md.
A digital parking technology pilot in Arlington County, Va., is providing fresh, real-time data related to which areas of the city experience the highest parking demand and how to better manage those spaces.
The Environmental Tech Lab in New York City selected eight companies to explore proofs of concept as part of its inaugural Operational Efficiency Challenge and Data Utilization Challenge.
Smart cities and cybersecurity are inseparable. When you start integrating the Internet of Things with infrastructure, a city cyber attack is, unfortunately, inevitable. But that doesn't mean it has to be successful.
Efforts to make the city smarter has some residents concerned that the technology will be used to spy. But officials say that’s not the case and that a substantial public safety camera network has been in place since 2015.
Cities are turning to the same type of technology that allows robotaxis to navigate roadways to identify potholes and errant drivers. The technology is helping to remove humans from potentially dangerous tasks.
New York City has announced the launch of the new Smart City Testbed Program, which will involve government collaboration with outside organizations to launch eight pilot technology projects.
A seven-block stretch of Buffalo’s Washington Street will be the guinea pig for the city's first implementation of its new Smart Streets design. The project is meant to highlight new and alternative ways of traveling in the area.
Peachtree Corners, Ga., will introduce traffic management technology from Intelligent Traffic Control, an Israeli startup, which will use existing data feeds from the city’s traffic camera network.
Despite years of work to distribute, install and integrate the signs into Houston's internationally acclaimed traffic management system, officials have brought only 36 of the 91 dynamic message signs online.
New funding and a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy is giving six communities across the country new resources in the push to expand their use of renewable energy technology.
The collaboration and shared learning made possible through the smart region consortium known as The Connective enhances tech work for cities that are members — such as Phoenix, Mesa and Surprise, Ariz.
The smart region consortium for the greater Phoenix region, known as The Connective, offers members across sectors a model for collaboration and learning to develop and deploy technology solutions.
The Smart Surfaces Coalition will focus on leveraging data analysis through advanced mapping techniques, while helping equip residents with tech solutions like reflective and green roofs, solar energy tools and porous pavements.
The Inclement Weather Decision Support App developed by a joint effort between the U.S. military and US Ignite uses real-time weather, transportation and other data to shape decisions around base operations.