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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.

Branch Technologies, a company based in Chattanooga, Tenn., is trying to change the way building structures are created with its 3D printing process. The company recently received a $300,000 state grant.
Researchers hope to turn the 400-acre Discovery Park District into a research incubator for 6G smart city technology of tomorrow, in collaboration with university and industry partners creating next-generation networks.
Part of the agreement between National Grid and cities in Upstate New York that have signed up for the Smart Street Lighting Program is each must have $5 million in liability insurance for the new LED light fixtures.
The $1 trillion infrastructure bill moving through Congress has the potential to be a game-changer for cities as they consider projects in areas like broadband connectivity and other urban technology projects.
A traffic signal upgrade project in San Diego will involve 26 intersections around the University of California, San Diego. The project will use adaptive software to improve mobility throughout the region.
The region will use a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for establishing the Smart Corridor+ project in the downtown area to study transportation. The project will involve a range of stakeholders.
Schools in Northern Alabama have deployed smart devices from Applied Information Inc. that send visual and audible signals to connected vehicles within 50 feet of school zones or stopped buses.
Six technology providers were selected as part of the challenge for solutions in areas like transportation and economic development to assist cities in the Denver region with their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lower Mississippi River SmartPort and Resilience Center project will collect crowdsourced sediment and shoaling data from eight ports along the Mississippi River to gain insights into obstacles affecting river traffic.
Planned development communities like New Haven in Ontario, Calif., are highlighting urban technology applications and features as signature amenities as consumer expectations reach well beyond standard pools and parks.