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Cellular Location Crisis Threatens Lives
Alan Reiter  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
With more and more citizens using cellphones to call 911, failure to collect and supply accurate location data is a threat to lives.
The Mayors Challenge Spurs Transferable Innovations
Susan Llewelyn Leach  
10/22/2014   11 comments
Bloomberg Philanthropies challenged mayors to create innovative ideas which could spread around the world.
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
InformationWeek  
10/21/2014   3 comments
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens and boosts the economy, a government official says.
Mobile Encryption Angers Law Enforcement
Pablo Valerio  
10/20/2014   8 comments
Mobile encryption is a major privacy battleground for governments and corporations.
The Future City Will Be Vulnerable
Kim Davis  
10/17/2014   5 comments
The simple hacking of a domestic smart meter should raise our concern level about the security of future cities.
Solar Rising in Village Microgrids
EETimes  
10/16/2014   10 comments
Solar power is bringing direct currents to homes in small villages in the developing world.
Slideshow: 10 Urban Greenways
James Byrne  
10/15/2014   15 comments
Green corridors are cutting a creative path through urban and industrial landscapes. Here are some of the best examples.
EFF: City, County Police Pushing Dangerous Software
Alan Reiter  
10/14/2014   24 comments
US city and county law enforcement authorities are distributing flawed and dangerous software, a report says.
Smart Cities Merge IoT, Cloud
InformationWeek  
10/13/2014   4 comments
A European-Japanese project aims to bring ubiquitous computing to cities around the world.
Future Offices: More Than Just Desk Space
Karolin Forsling  
10/10/2014   6 comments
Research shows that both businesses and potential value-flexible workspaces are based in innovative communities.
Future Offices: Attracting Tomorrow's Talent
Karolin Forsling  
10/9/2014   9 comments
Future talent will demand creative office environments, probably in city centers.
LA: 'Goldilocks' Pricing for Parking
Kim Davis  
10/8/2014   14 comments
Xerox helps take the sting out of LA's parking problems.
Smart Meter Hack Shuts Off the Lights
InformationWeek  
10/7/2014   9 comments
European researchers will reveal major security weaknesses in smart meters that could allow an attacker to order a power blackout.
Connectivity for Urban Smart Grids
Pablo Valerio  
10/6/2014   5 comments
New standards create options for low-power IoT connectivity.
District of Collaboration: Who Benefits?
Jordan Fraade  
10/3/2014   9 comments
Washington hosted EcoDistricts 2014, but who is benefiting from the District's resurgence?
Hi-Tech Policing: Another View
Jim O'Reilly  
10/2/2014   21 comments
Hi-tech tools are impacting law enforcement in many interesting ways. Are we more secure?
New Tools for Smart Data Collection
Jordan Fraade  
10/1/2014   6 comments
EcoDistricts 2014 explores the cutting edge of urban data collection.
A Wireless Broadband Gateway to Smarter Schools & Hospitals
Atul Bhatnagar  
9/30/2014   11 comments
Broadband can make a contribution to smarter health and education.
Sparking the Sustainability Revolution
Jordan Fraade  
9/29/2014   16 comments
The EcoDistricts Summit 2014 looked at ways technology is promoting sustainability.
Who Runs the World? (Mayors)
Kim Davis  
9/26/2014   53 comments
If the world is turning into a neighborhood of global cities, who do you think the bosses are going to be?
Barcelona Launches New Electric Buses
Pablo Valerio  
9/25/2014   22 comments
The EU's ZeEUS program is underpinning Barcelona's ambitious electric bus launch.
Live Digital Audio: Smart Detective
Kim Davis  
9/24/2014   14 comments
Live digital audio returns to UBM Future Cities with an exploration of technological advances in law enforcement and emergency response.
Some Days You're the Pigeon, Others You're the Statue
EETimes  
9/23/2014   8 comments
Are cities still commissioning new statues, or is this practice a thing of the past?
Cities Smooth the College Application Process
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2014   46 comments
Cloud-based application tracking is taking some of the headaches out of the college application process for students in some cities.
City of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
InformationWeek  
9/19/2014   7 comments
Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
Drones Over Manhattan? Not Yet
Jim O'Reilly  
9/18/2014   25 comments
Drone technology is cheap, and there's plenty of hoopla -- but there are problems with the idea. Think drones over Manhattan.
Chicago: The Analytics of Safer Dining
Kim Davis  
9/17/2014   9 comments
Chicago is using big data to target inspections of food service establishments.
Time for a Reset for Citi Bike
Projjal Dutta  
9/16/2014   23 comments
There's room for a successful bike share program in New York City, but it's time for Citi Bike to make some adjustments.
Entrepreneurs Seek Bridge to Iran
EETimes  
9/15/2014   5 comments
A high-tech conference in Iran struck an upbeat note, despite challenges
DNA Profiling Tackles 'Murder Most Foul'
Kim Davis  
9/12/2014   6 comments
Advances in DNA profiling help solve serious crimes, old and new.
Reconstructing 911 for Connected Cities
Kishore Jethanandani  
9/11/2014   6 comments
Emergencies and disasters demand seamless communications among responders and with the public, and new technologies are stepping up to provide them.
'Ridesourcing' Offers Promise, Peril for Cities
Scott Ferguson  
9/10/2014   16 comments
Thanks to Uber, Lyft, and others, the market for on-demand, app-ready ridesharing programs in cities is taking off. However, this side of the sharing economy comes with caveats.
IoT & Mobile Give Government IT New Challenges
InformationWeek  
9/9/2014   4 comments
New mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things might change the way government identifies workers and allows data access, say experts.
Robocop Just Got Real
Alan Reiter  
9/8/2014   20 comments
Robots are standing ready to police schools and communities.
Vienna: Smart & Smarter
Boyd Cohen  
9/4/2014   5 comments
Under Mayor Michael Häupl's leadership, Vienna has a framework plan to build on its already solid reputation as a smart city.
The Community Is an Urban Design Asset
James Byrne  
9/3/2014   20 comments
Recent awards emphasize that community participation can enhance urban planning.
NYC vs. Vegas: 10 Fun Interop Differences
InformationWeek  
9/2/2014   2 comments
Which city has enough neon light to circle the entire continental United States? Learn the answer and other funky facts about Vegas and New York -- site of the next Interop conference.
Urban Gun Violence: A Micro Approach
Kim Davis  
8/29/2014   19 comments
IoT technologies, combined with the theory of micro-policing, could help combat urban gun violence in a manner approved by the whole community.
Poland: It's Raining Schoolbooks
Pablo Valerio  
8/28/2014   21 comments
Thanks to IBM, Polish city schools are getting their e-texts direct from the cloud.
Making Cities Smarter Through Wireless Broadband
Atul Bhatnagar  
8/27/2014   25 comments
In many ways, wireless broadband is already paving the way to smarter urban living.
US Launches Smart Cities Effort
EETimes  
8/26/2014   4 comments
Uncle Sam is looking for more than a few good engineers to help build smarter cities around the world.
ShotSpotter Combats School Shootings
Alan Reiter  
8/25/2014   67 comments
Smart cities can use smart audio technology to listen for gunshots. Now, schools will be able to use the same technology to help thwart shootings in schools.
9 Technologies That Power New York City
InformationWeek  
8/22/2014   13 comments
From space exploration robotics to subway subsystems, New York has technology to cover everything. Check out some cool examples near the Javits Center, home to Interop New York, and beyond.
Forbes' Uncool Coolest Cities List
Kim Davis  
8/21/2014   18 comments
The Forbes list of America's coolest cities is at best unconvincing, at worst unintelligible.
WiFi Offloading Comes to European Cities
Pablo Valerio  
8/20/2014   12 comments
Mobile network operators are using WiFi offloading to channel mobile traffic through wireless hotspots.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
EETimes  
8/19/2014   14 comments
At Aloft Hotels, a robotic butler will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Barcelona Tackles Metro Pickpockets
Susan Llewelyn Leach  
8/18/2014   17 comments
Barcelona launched a successful police operation to change its image as the pickpocket capital of Europe.
Philadelphia Boosts Digital Connections With Citizens
InformationWeek  
8/15/2014   5 comments
Philadelphia taps Salesforce and Unisys to ensure its "Philly 311" cloud and mobile program stays on top of all non-emergency requests from potholes to noise complaints.
The Right Way to Teach by Tablet
Jim O'Reilly  
8/14/2014   23 comments
Schools are investing heavily in online teaching. Are we ready to do it right?
Healthcare Big Data: Blessing & Curse
InformationWeek  
8/13/2014   3 comments
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
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