Stop Saying 'Smart Cities'

Digital stardust won’t magically make future cities more affordable or resilient.

Another Gigabit City Takes Shape in Colorado

But some local officials remain apprehensive about how to proceed on a municipal solution.

Smart Technology Must Be Part of the U.S. Infrastructure Discussion, Too

Q&A: Security and privacy issues will abound if they go unaddressed as cities increasingly install smart infrastructure, according to federal officials.

National Governors Association to Ramp Up State Cyber Assistance

As more smart communities emerge, states are being encouraged to get policy frameworks in place that secure the front end of disruptive technologies being adopted.

Public Transit Still Rules Rush Hour in Cities

But that doesn't mean ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft don't play an important role in addressing local mobility challenges, according to a new report.

Waymo Maintains Lead in Self-Driving Car Race

The California DMV just released hard numbers that confirm Google’s lead in the race to develop self-driving cars.

Could Puerto Rico Turn Out to Be Trump’s First Infrastructure Win?

Some officials in the U.S. territory think so. And they’ve already secured a smart cities grant with hopes to expedite resilient hurricane recovery.

The Humble Curb Is Fast Becoming the City’s Hottest Asset

Digitizing curbs is “something that has benefit today, benefit in the future, and doesn’t require so much investment from cities that they can’t do it today.”

Auto Industry Tells Congress to Pump Brakes On Self-Driving Car Regulation

“If we set standards before we know what we’re creating, we could stifle innovation.”

Kansas City Enters ‘Phase 2’ of Its Smart City Transformation

“There is a greater value to the data we maintain as a city than we anticipated,” according to the city’s chief innovation officer.

North America’s Largest Transit System Is the Acid Test for Electric Buses

“There really has been a convergence of factors over the last four or five years that has made this a really good time for New York to jump in,” according to Proterra's chief commercial officer.

The Darker Side to Winning the Amazon HQ2 Sweepstakes

Any rising tech community should adopt a position of cautious enthusiasm in wooing major multinational players.

Why a City’s or County’s First Autonomous Vehicle Project Should Be ‘Boring’

Localities like Contra Costa County are piloting non-consumer AVs like shuttles, which are great for getting early feedback and benefit all residents.

With ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ Boston Points Residents to This Important Map

Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.

One Chinese City Has More Electric Buses Than All of America’s Biggest Cities Have Buses

The transition away from transit powered by fossil fuels is happening at a slower pace in the U.S. and Europe.

Virginia Beach Is Using an IoT-Enabled Sensor Network to Predict Flooding in Real Time

Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.

Why Downtown Parking Garages May Be Headed for Extinction

“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”