What Self-Driving Cars Mean For Seniors and the Suburbs

The U.S. Conference of Mayors vice president focuses on getting his community excited for the “human aspect” of the disruptive technology.

Silicon Valley Mayor to Feds: ‘Get Out of the Way’ of Innovation

The federal government could do more to promote innovation at the state and local levels by doing less, according to San Jose’s mayor.

Why Engaging Young People Is Vital For City Leaders

“Mayors are figuring out that if you do not have kids at the table ... you’re probably not a very good mayor.”

Federal Cyber Chief Warns All Political Candidates 'Everybody's a Potential Target'

There’s no telling what races online adversaries might try to sway, says a Homeland Security official.

A Mayor’s Perspective: Women and Automation on the Rise

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley reflects on the changing conversation around technology and why executive roles in politics have been particularly difficult for women to obtain.

Confronting Mental Illness, Officers Preferred Remote Clinicians Over A Human Presence

A Texas startup believes they have improved on the best practice of social workers riding along with law enforcement. Mayors at SXSW were taken with the idea, awarding the company first prize in their civic tech pitch competition.

Sharing as a Solution in Cities with Limited Resources

COMMENTARY | Car sharing, the gig economy and vehicle electrification are all colliding in Austin. The result is lower emissions and economic opportunities.

Government Needs An ‘Ethical Framework’ to Tackle Emerging Technology

At SXSW, a beacon of technology idealism, mayors discuss how to deal with the difficult problems that can come with new tech.

Talking Border Security with a Border-Town Mayor

Dee Margo is the mayor of El Paso, Texas, who's sparred publicly with President Donald Trump on border security.

Virtual Reality Could Make Disaster Response Training More Effective

In early tests of its augmented reality training software, a Texas-based company made first responders perform faster and more accurately.

Helping Police Divert Mental Health Patients From ERs

A start-up wants to use a mobile app to allow clinicians and case workers to do remote patient evaluations when law enforcement officers respond to mental health calls.

Artificial Intelligence Now Helps People Find Jobs

A group of young entrepreneurs are looking to empower workforce agencies and job seekers, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence.

How Data Analytics Could Help the Government Reduce Traffic Deaths

A D.C.-based startup with roots in the insurance market is using machine learning to predict the probability of car crashes on just about any stretch of road.

Checking on Landlords When the Heat is Too Low

Heat Seek records indoor temperatures when renters say their heat is out or insufficient.

A Startup Wants to Turn Your City’s Trash Into a Heap of Big Data

One company hopes to create an “Internet of Garbage,” with the promise to bring better logistics to municipal waste.

Q&A: Cities Must Look at Education 'Beyond the Schoolhouse Doors'

West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon is an evangelist for the idea that mayors can build a “cradle-to-career approach, but all of it outside of the classroom.”

Breaking Up Is Easy. Reforms Are the Hard Part

Findlay, Ohio broke ties with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after a decade of frustration and flooding. Now their mayor wants the feds to change how they do business.

Dayton Refuses to Fit the Mold of a City Plagued by the Opioid Epidemic

Despite leading the nation in accidental overdose deaths, the city is seeing economic growth and launching innovative educational programs, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.

What Trump-era Economic Policies Mean to the Mayor of U.S. Steel’s Hometown

Gary, Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke with Route Fifty about the what she dislikes and likes about the tax overhaul, steel tariffs and education, as well as being sued for being a “welcoming city.”