Smart Cities

A new federal program looks to connect smart buildings with smart policy

COMMENTARY | Buildings drive a third of the nation’s emissions. Smart buildings can change that with the right policies and programs in place.

Protecting the data that makes cities smart

Ensuring the security and privacy of data generated by residents and internet-connected devices will allow cities to reap the benefits of innovation.

Tech disruption powers smart city expansion

Cloud, inexpensive sensors and low-powered wide-area networks are giving smaller cities a way to build real solutions for both staff and residents.

Smart infrastructure bolsters energy conservation

But cities need to provide incentives for all players in the energy management ecosystem.

Challenges quickly test creative solutions to operational snags

Long Beach’s annual smart city challenge focuses on improving customer satisfaction with service delivery.

Future-proofing smart cities with open standards

Open standards can help smart cities prevent tech obsolescence and maximize growth.

Startups get hands-on intro to the smart city space

The Smart Futures Lab in Denver provides a physical and digital community where participants can hone their technology and find government partners.

800 miles apart, smart city partners share broadband insights

The North Texas Innovation Alliance will share its broadband rollout experience in a new collaboration with Peachtree Corners, which has connected infrastructure know-how NTXIA can use.

Smart tactics for introducing technology to a skeptical community

Education and engagement can get residents and local leaders on board with new projects, experts suggest.

Feds prepare to open new $500M program for transportation tech

States and localities are among those eligible for the grants, which are aimed at funding projects focused on innovations like autonomous vehicles and roadside sensors.

How Little Rock is harnessing data to become a smarter city

“My team and I, we’re focused on getting things done, but with a data-driven approach,” says the mayor of Arkansas’ capital.

Why smart cities are about more than just tech

“Diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility—that is a thread throughout, it is not an afterthought.”

5G’s first applications likely intelligent transportation, public safety

Brandon Branham, assistant city manager and chief technology officer of Peachtree Corners, said 5G opens the door for low-latency use cases.

NSF invests $26M for smart city engineering research

Researchers will integrate real-time, hyperlocal technologies into streetscapes to build safe, equitable and secure communities.

Smart edge infrastructure expands capacity, real-time data access

Using a fiber-connected infrastructure network solution creates a fully manageable low-latency, high-performance network for testing various mobility technologies on Peachtree Corners’ smart city streets.

Peachtree Corners pilots edge network

The latest on the city that's home to the Curiosity Lab, a 5G-enabled intelligent mobility and smart city living laboratory.

Is it really technology that makes a city smart?

When local governments narrow the scope of what is considered smart to only include those projects backed by technology, they fail to recognize how limiting that view really is.