Smart Cities

White House elevates CX with executive order

A Biden administration executive order looks to use tech to simplify and reduce friction in citizen interactions with government programs and services.

Campus testbeds pilot smart city solutions to climate threats

Portland State University’s Digital City Testbed Center is exploring ways to raise the public’s awareness about environmental threats before deploying applications at scale.

Long Beach tests traffic lights that respond to real-time congestion

The California city will test whether artificial intelligence-driven connected vehicle technology can alleviate traffic congestion and improve air quality.

National Smart Coalitions Partnership unites regional efforts

The multistate partnership will encourage collaboration and the advancement of smart technology solutions across regions.

Las Vegas tests private network for smart city apps

Las Vegas will be partnering with Cox Communications to use a citizens' broadband radio service private network to test smart-city applications in a local park.

Michigan to test EV-charging roadway

A pilot project will explore inductive charging technology for electric vehicles as a way to turn public streets into shared energy platforms.

Rapid digitalization may leave smart cities open to cyberattacks

Siloed systems and insufficient commitment to cybersecurity fundamentals can expose vulnerabilities even in the current infrastructure, a new report says.

Telosa: A vision for equitable, sustainable big city living

The purpose-built metropolis aims to employ the latest open and transparent technologies to improve public services and reduce waste.

Legislation proposes restarting the Smart Cities Challenge

The Smart Technologies for Accessible and Resilient Transportation Act seeks to encouraging the adoption of smart transportation technology by renewing the Smart Cities Challenge.

Does smart-city tech threaten democracy?

The rapid adoption of smart-city technology has created unforeseen conditions that could risk common civil liberties, according to a new report.

Pittsburgh’s mobility platform aims to expand transportation options

Move PGH combines a smartphone app and 25 mobility hubs to give lower income residents a seamless digital and physical framework for getting around the city.

Chattanooga to build testbed service for smart city research

Built atop its Smart Corridor infrastructure, the testbed as a service will allow researchers to access and test algorithms using data from the city’s connected urban environment.

Driving a more intelligent, integrated travel experience

Sharing data across systems or even stakeholders is challenging, but it can lead to better travel experiences for Americans, increase the efficiency of transportation and cut down on unnecessary congestion, pollution and expenses.

How smart cities gain traction

The ability to manage citizen expectations and bridge the digital divide are key to integrating smart city pilot programs into new communities, experts say.

The riskiest smart city technologies

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley ranked nine technologies according to technical vulnerability, attractiveness to nation-state attackers and potential impact of a successful attack.

SmartCityPHL: Where data makes an impact

Philadelphia’s innovation initiative has plans to improve food distribution, map the built environment and improve roads by breaking down data silos and facilitating cross-agency collaboration.

Pandemic accelerated rise of smart cities

COVID-19 and the resulting repercussions accelerated the rise of Cities 4.0, or cities that excel at cloud, smart technology and data management to achieve social, environmental and economic goals.