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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.

Waste collection is an often-underutilized source of municipal data, and in Columbus, integration with city GIS tools help trash pickup not only clean city streets, but enhance customer service.
Airports are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies to meet their daily operational needs. These initiatives serve as real-world tests and economic drivers in the communities the airports serve.
Some Long Beach residents are struggling to thrive in the digital age without proper tech training, an issue city officials are looking to address with the newly launched Smart City Initiative, officials have announced.
Tye Hayes, who helped the city of Atlanta recover from its high-profile 2018 ransomware attack in time to host the Super Bowl, drew on the lessons from that rebuilding with a new product aimed at enabling innovation.
The idea behind the program is for cities to work with Honeywell and Accelerator for America to expand smart city efforts to "support safer, more efficient, resilient and equitable communities."
Emily Royall, smart city administrator for San Antonio, discusses the city's journey, the intersection of urban planning, data and technology and how the "smart city" conversation should evolve.
Two buses in a Georgia school district outfitted with technology to allow them to communicate with traffic signals gave the buses green lights on heavily traveled corridors, resulting in improved performance.
The city has published a project request seeking proposals from companies to replace the city’s 2,500 single-space, coin-operated parking meters and 26 multispace parking kiosks.
The Public Service Company of New Mexico has asked the state’s Public Regulation Commission to approve a six-year "grid modernization" effort with $344 million in upgrades to its distribution system.
Argonne National Laboratory recently won a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish an urban laboratory in Chicago called Community Research on Climate and Urban Science, or CROCUS.