Smart Cities Week

Local officials tout importance of partnerships during pandemic

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Local governments seeking greater use of data to drive their services should consider partnerships with private companies now more than ever, several officials said during an online event.

Local governments can get smart cities funding if they know where to look

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Speakers at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley say they're seeing private investment firms and philanthropies becoming more interested in supporting government's mission through new uses of technology.

How self-driving vehicles will transform the transit business model

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Plummeting tax revenues, regulation disparities between states, and denser cities are identified by experts as key challenges tied to the rise of the emerging transportation technology.

Smart city stumbling blocks: 5 cities weigh in

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A diverse array of challenges face those pursuing a smart city future, but a panel of government technologists say the biggest task could be trying to get everyone on the same page.

Four cities say connectivity is key in 2017 smart city projects

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Seattle, Philadelphia, San Jose and San Leandro officials say accessibility to high-speed internet and connectivity is fundamental to moving smart city plans forward.

Smart city pilots present a prime opportunity for federal funding, congresswoman says

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Washington state Democrat Suzan DelBene says emerging projects are worthy of federal support — but don't expect long-term funding for major developments.

3 smart city startups take honors

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The smart city marketplace is one of the fastest moving sectors in tech and these awardees show why.

Ignoring technology is the road to procurement reform, panel agrees

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Focusing on outcomes, rather than specific technologies, will allow cities to build procurement systems that work better, a panel of city and state experts said.

Citizen engagement and collaboration critical to developing smart cities, tech officials say

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Tech officials in three large U.S. cities say they are encountering more engaged citizens for their smart cities projects, despite potential citizen concerns around privacy.

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