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KC shares its smart city data, best practices

At a recent workshop, Kansas City, Mo., demonstrated how big data can be used to improve city performance.

The debate over muni broadband expansion

The debate over muni broadband expansion

As communities across the country continue to clamor for high-speed broadband, the number of critics speaking out against municipal broadband is growing.

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Troopers use ‘big data’ to predict crash sites

Highway patrols are tapping into big data to predict where serious or fatal traffic accidents are likely to take place so they can try to prevent them.

Birmingham gets smart

Birmingham gets smart

Birmingham, Ala., is building a smart city future -- and is starting to see the fruits of its labor.

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5 cities win smart city grants

Five cities were awarded $250,000 worth of technology and consulting services as winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant.

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Advice for the incoming class of CDOs

A new report aims to flatten the learning curve for new chief data officers.

Data Justice Network

Platform leverages criminal justice data and expertise

A new peer-to-peer criminal justice resource helps officials get fast and comprehensive answers to their questions about how to make better use of data to reduce incarceration and crime.

Can real-time transit data really be open?

Can real-time transit data really be open?

Variations in state and local licensing agreements can raise transaction costs, create barriers and substantially reduce the value of the data, a new report suggests.

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County adopts smarter emergency alerting

Berkeley County, W.Va., is implementing a mass public safety notification system.

CIVIQ Smartscapes

County rolls out smart kiosks, transit Wi-Fi

The digital kiosks and Wi-Fi on public transportation will help Miami-Dade County relieve traffic congestion and build a smart city infrastructure.

What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

Technically, state and local governments can buy tools and services from the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, but few have jumped on board.

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Trapped drivers opt-in for emergency alerts

The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s 511PAConnect system lets motorists stuck in traffic send information and receive incident updates from emergency response teams.

California plans expanded agile vendor pool

California looks to expand agile vendor pool

The state’s Department of Technology plans to include up to 30 vendors in the next phase of the prequalification program.

IoT solution targets smart cities

Nokia IoT solution targets smart cities

Nokia updated its Internet of Things platform with pre-integrated applications for smart cities.

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Syracuse gets early warnings on water main breaks and fires

The city is leveraging teamwork, data and open source code to build models to help it predict water main breaks and fatal house fires.

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