Hurricane Harvey

Houston using Hurricane Harvey recovery to promote 'smart city' agenda


Mayor Sylvester Turner says continued rebuilding after the 2017 storm has enabled technology investments that modernize the city and make it more competitive.

As hurricane season approaches, first responders look to satellite imagery


A team with experience saving people and animals from flooding during Hurricane Harvey say satellite imagery provides information that can shave crucial minutes off response time.

After Harvey, Houston telehealth program helped city ration emergency services


Using video conferencing, public safety workers can help people in emergencies figure out whether they need an ambulance or just a taxi.

For open data that matters, you need to get tactical


Commentary: Stephen Larrick, open cities director at the Sunlight Foundation, says cities now have the tools to complete the full life cycle of open data.

After Hurricane Harvey, Texas opts in to FirstNet public safety network


With the huge summer storm still fresh in everyone's memory, the decision is a milestone for the federal agency that is still seeking participation from many other populous states.