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Smart Cities

Coverage of the sensor-connected cities collecting and harnessing data on traffic, air quality, crime and more to create safer, more efficient urban centers.

The ShotSpotter gunshot detection system has worn a bull's-eye among progressives in Chicago for years, and now Mayor Brandon Johnson says he will make good on his campaign promise to get rid of the technology.
A New Hampshire city joins a growing list of local governments that are turning over some of the more time-intensive tasks of planning operations to artificial intelligence technologies.
The 2024 Government Innovation Challenge and Pitchfest puts gov tech startups in touch with potential local government partners to address pressing public-sector issues. The event will be held in Kansas City, Mo., on April 30.
Tools like smart streetlights help cities understand what's going on at the ground level, but as solutions advance, officials say they should be easy to stand up and keep public privacy top of mind.
Numerous startups and other urban efforts are reorienting the smart city technology space toward one which more directly impacts the lives of residents and addresses the deepening climate crisis.
The Aurora City Council is considering a $408,300 contract for satellite mapping services for departments throughout City Hall. The service would come through the California-based Environmental Systems Research Institute.
Curb management is one of the latest areas the New York City Transit Tech Lab wants to explore as it opens its new call for applications to enter the lab’s sixth challenge event urging early growth stage companies to apply.
The Routing Company has partnered with Swiftly to bring real-time transit vehicle location feeds into its trip-planning app to ensure reliable connections with other transit providers.
Those at the helm of city technology offices often have to make the case for introducing digital innovation into processes and services. Their advice: Start with the projects people care about and that can show cost savings.
Bus operators face a lot of challenges on the clock, but they say technology shouldn’t be one of them. From the reliability of newer electric buses to employee monitoring software, drivers weighed in on the demanding job.