Bob Bennett

Global 'smart city' network promises enhanced collaboration


A new institute will enhance collaboration and communication between hundreds of technology-focused city officials from around the world.

Tested by Ubers, scooters and seas of data, city officials see opportunity


A mercurial landscape of transportation options is challenging cities in way that urban transportation officials say they can't build their way out of.

Outgoing Kansas City CIO to lead 'smart cities swat teams'


Bob Bennett announces his successor and his new consulting position with the urban-development magazine and research group Cities Today.

After 'transformative' term, Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett to depart


The Missouri city CIO will leave government in April after three years of "smart city" work that he says has finally paid off.

Predictive analytics is helping Kansas City catch up on a $40 million road repair backlog


Using new predictive models, the Missouri city says it could save as much as 50 percent on repairs.

Kansas City's ‘Living Lab’ opens its doors to academics and startups


After installing a sensor network in its downtown, Kansas City, Missouri, is opening up its data in hopes of generating new ideas and apps.