Austin Wants to Use Blockchain Technology to Help the Homeless

It's one of 35 ideas that Bloomberg Philanthropies selected from over 300 applications for the testing phase of its 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge.

Not All Innovation Projects Are Born Equal

It's important to achieve a balance across the spectrum of projects and phases of development.

Urbanists Push ‘Non-Aggression Pact’ for Amazon HQ2 Finalist Cities

STATE & LOCAL ROUNDUP | Calatrava-designed bridge causes headache in Dallas; a sarcastic standing ovation for Illinois’ governor; and Missouri’s lieutenant governor wants a personal driver.

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.

Building Upon a Decade of Deploying Small-Cell Solutions to Improve Connectivity

After successes in Colorado ski towns and canyon dead zones, there’s a new push in Denver as the metro area moves toward 5G.

Bloomberg’s What Works Cities Program Hits a Big Milestone But Its Work Is Far From Done

Reaching its 100-city goal, the network focused on improving data-driven management practices in mid-size municipalities is continuing to foster “sustainability of practice” in city halls.

Tech Is Forcing State Leaders To Rethink Transportation Departments

As technology is celebrated at CES, state transportation leaders huddled to assess its impact on everything from the environment to their departments’ business models.

Gov. Sandoval Discusses States as ‘Laboratories’ to Drive the Engines of Innovation

As an early embracer of autonomous vehicle testing, Nevada’s governor shares what his state has learned being “being at the ground floor” to foster new transportation technologies.

Route Fifty Live From CES in Las Vegas for the National Governors Association’s Transportation Innovation Summit

Join us on Wednesday for a special digital event focused on transportation technology, including a Route Fifty interview with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Register for the 2018 Code for America Summit

Mark your calendars and join us in Oakland, California.

Technology Is Turning Wrong-Way Drivers Around

Flashing signs try to get the attention of wrong-way drivers and tracking systems alert police and other drivers. But state officials say technology can only do so much.

Highlighting Minnesota Government’s IT Innovations

A new awards program in the Land of 10,000 Lakes selected these four winners.

90% of People Think AI Will Take Away the Jobs of Other People

Survey: 48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.

Why Local Government Is More Innovative, But Also Gets More Blame

Philanthropies and the private sector are assuming more risk associated with infrastructure projects in lieu of much-needed federal funding.

18 Projects Across 6 Cities to Benefit From Gigabit Internet Grants

Mozilla is backing robotics as well as augmented and virtual reality efforts boosting education and workforce development in Austin and elsewhere.

City Leaders’ Support for Uber and Its Fellow Disruptors Exceeds Actual Partnerships

Lingering negative perceptions about the sharing economy, due to its tumultuous beginnings, are giving way with time and data, according to a new National League of Cities survey.

Innovation and Urban Inequality Go Hand in Hand

A new study finds a correlation between the number of patents a city produces and economic segregation within its limits.

An App for Citizens (or Health Inspectors) Frustrated With Finding Food Trucks

In an effort to resolve a government health code problem, they also found a way to empower businesses and citizens.