climate change

L.A. controller publishes emergency readiness maps

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Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin's office published a set of maps designed to prepare residents for flooding, wildfires and heat waves.

How cities are using data to fight climate inequity

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Leaders said at the Smart City Expo USA that city and local agencies can use data to spot communities that need help during heatwaves.

Mapping service for state and local government included in Biden's climate order

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A new federal mapping service would assist federal, state, local and tribal governments in their climate planning and resilience activities.

San Mateo, Calif., wants its new emissions dashboard to spark public conversation

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The Google-created tool shows estimates of how much pollution is being created by vehicles and buildings in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Gov. Jerry Brown says California will launch its 'own damn satellite' to fight climate change

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The state will partner with the geospatial imagery company Planet Labs to build the satellite, which will monitor pollution from orbit, the governor said.

6 finalists share electric vehicle charging ideas in NYCx challenge

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One winner to be named in July may get a shot at pitching ideas to city departments and help push the region toward its sustainability goals.

New York and Chicago mayors herald resurgence of the city-state

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Speaking at a smart cities conference, Bill de Blasio and Rahm Emanuel said it's up to cities to fulfill responsibilities national governments have shirked.

NYC targets electric vehicles in latest smart city moonshot

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City government is turning to the tech community to achieve a 20 percent electric vehicle adoption rate by 2025.

Smart Wi-Fi grid is like a Nest Thermostat for the entire city of San Leandro, California

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City officials plan to save million and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a new smart infrastructure upgrade.

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