To Tackle the Opioid Epidemic, Look to the Sewers

At a civic tech pitch led held by mayors at SXSW, innovators put forward solutions to pressing problems facing cities.

The President of Everywhere, USA

We asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about a recent Politico headline, automation and much more at SXSW.

For Cities, Creativity and Convergence Need to Be the Norm

According to the former mayors of Albuquerque and Philadelphia: “It’s our job to make SXSW live on all year long. Here’s why.”

The Mayor’s Life at SXSW

In the background of a busy week of innovation, ideas, movies and music in Austin, Steve Adler is dealing with tricky challenges, like state legislative preemption and traffic congestion.

Mayors Set to Converge on Austin for SXSW

The event provides the local leaders with a forum to dream up what’s next for American cities and towns with tech leaders, futurists and other visionaries.

Ways Cities Can Avoid Paying to Translate the Same Sentences Repeatedly

Here’s how Philadelphia and Bowling Green, Kentucky keep their translation service costs down.

Governors Want Room to Shape Health Care Innovation

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are making a second, bipartisan attempt at improving Obamacare and affordability.

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.