Chief Data Scientists
Quick Poll 1/23/2014 13 comments
More cities, such as Singapore, are appointing chief data scientists to oversee analytics projects. Is this a necessary addition to city government?
Hiding the Homeless
Quick Poll 11/26/2013 15 comments
Cities like Los Angeles are considering laws to prohibit homeless people from "loitering" in downtown areas or congregating outside soup kitchens or shelters. What’s your opinion?
Quick Poll 10/31/2013 12 comments
Many cities struggle with mayors who misbehave in their public or private lives. When is it time to show his or her honor the door?
Quick Poll 9/17/2013 13 comments
Masdar in Abu Dhabi is being built as a future, sustainable, carbon-neutral city in the desert. But are test-bed cities like this really our future, or just passing fads?
Tax for Transit
Quick Poll 8/28/2013 7 comments
Some cities are adding a smidgeon of sales tax to cover the costs of transit upgrades. What is your view?
How Do You Rate Green Ratings?
Quick Poll 8/5/2013 13 comments
Energy-rating systems for buildings (LEED, BREEAM, Green Star, etc.) have won many real estate developers lots of green publicity and other benefits, but they have also come under fire. What do you think?
Eat Bugs, Not Beef
Quick Poll 4/15/2013 25 comments
There’s a movement afoot to develop insects as a new form of sustainable food. Are you ready for this?
Quick Poll 4/4/2013 24 comments
City residents are rethinking how they get around. Where are you in the move to two-wheeled, open-air transport?
Quick Poll 1/22/2013 10 comments
How important is hosting big events to the economy and brand of a city?
Climate & Cities
Quick Poll 11/5/2012 7 comments
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and other extreme weather events in recent years, are you worried about the effect climate change is having on future cities?
Quick Poll 10/22/2012 3 comments
How do you feel about law enforcement using surveillance and tracking technologies to monitor and fight crime in cities?
Quick Poll 10/12/2012 9 comments
Different cities face different challenges. What's the biggest problem in your city?
How to Deliver on the Promise of Improved Learning Outcomes Through Technology
"Adaptive learning" or "personalized learning" are hot topics in Education and for good reason with the allure of transforming teacher effectiveness and student outcomes. However, they are terms often overused, as is the notion that digital content or one-to-one devices alone will ensure success in school and out into the workplace. To truly deliver on the promise of improved outcomes requires a broader thinking of technology - including standards, enterprise systems, and an eye to the future. Join us to learn how to prepare for this transformation so that it can become a reality in your learning environment!
Smart City Money Makers
companies and solutions that are most prominent, and destined to be most profitable, in the smart city revolution.
How to Make Your City Smarter
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