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    Security to take an outsized role in IT spending in 2023

    Modernization has taught organizations that cyber spend is a smart investment.

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    Food delivery robots to roam Chicago in pilot program

    Robot operators will partner with restaurants and grocery stores to test the app-based robot deliveries. City leaders will look at device boundaries, vandalism, and other potential issues.

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    Report: 9 in 10 companies will require return to office by 2023

    Notably, nearly three-quarters of companies surveyed said they still intend to hire remote workers in the future.

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    How to move pilot projects to permanent programs

    Officials from Frisco and San Antonio, Texas, and the New York Public Library system, shared at the Smart Cities Connect conference their challenges when transitioning trials to full programs and their strategies to overcome them.

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    New York begins implementation of 2035 ban on new gas-powered cars and trucks, following California lead

    Boosting sales of EVs in New York may require changing the law around how vehicles are sold, according to the Alliance for Clean Energy New York.

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    3 takeaways from the Smart Cities Connect fall conference

    Public- and private-sector professionals shared ideas on how to get support for procurement, make progress on open-source and interoperable technologies and more.

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    Ridership surpasses 70% of pre-pandemic levels, boosting transit agency finances: APTA

    Growing ridership could help transit agencies address their financial problems, avoiding service cuts and fare hikes.

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    Chicago passes updated building energy code to support decarbonization

    Starting in November, new building designs must adhere to stronger energy-efficiency and electrification standards as the city seeks to mitigate one of its major sources of emissions.

  • BP and Hertz to develop national EV charging network

    The move sets the foundation for BP and Hertz to “drive the future of mobility and accelerate EV consumer adoption,” the companies said in a statement.

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    EV charging network plans approved for all 50 states

    The FHWA’s approval unlocks $1.5 billion in NEVI program funds through fiscal years 2022 and 2023 for all jurisdictions across the U.S., allowing the build-out of chargers covering about 75,000 miles of highway.

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    Boston to grow bike lane network

    The city aims to add 9.4 miles by the end of 2023, becoming the latest since the pandemic began to substantially expand its bike network.

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    Don’t let flying taxis be the next scooters, city planners warn

    Private companies could begin operating air taxi services by 2024, experts said last week during the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles. Cities need to plan their regulatory approach now.

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    For many cities, budgets are doing fine, but worries about the future remain

    Rising home prices and a surge in federal funding helped provide some stability for city budgets during the pandemic, but inflation or a recession could create new pressures.

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    Austin, other US cities look to combat legacies of housing discrimination

    Systemic discrimination cost Black homeowners in Austin, Texas, over $290 million, according to a recent report. Leaders of that city and others are pledging to address structural inequities.

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    Southern states saw active apartment construction in urban areas

    Downtown Atlanta has delivered over 21,500 new units over the last 10 years, according to StorageCafe.

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    Austin launches homeless encampment management team, tool

    The digital tool will track encampment needs and trends to prioritize people with the highest health and safety risks.

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    Community involvement needed in traffic safety strategies, Vision Zero manager says

    A systematic approach to planning that assumes human error was among the strategies urged at a Washington, D.C.-area summit. Meanwhile, U.S. DOT seeks public input on vulnerable individuals and intersection safety.

  • With the Empire State Building behind it, the Alfred E. Smith Houses, a public housing development built and maintained by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), stand in in the Lower East Side
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    NYC to give free high-speed internet to public housing residents

    The Big Apple Connect program will provide free internet and cable services to more than 300,000 people who live in New York City Housing Authority developments by the end of 2023.

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    Self-driving cars’ benefits, perils outlined in new report

    Autonomous vehicles have the potential to improve equity and safety but need regulation at all levels to ensure those outcomes, an Urban Institute report concludes.

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    NIMBYism has declined over the course of the pandemic

    Sixty-two percent of visitors to coUrbanize websites named themselves as pro-development, compared with 49% in 2020.

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    Protected bike lanes in North Kansas City slowed traffic, increased biking: study

    Congestion also increased after the barriers protecting cyclists along the busy road were installed, a Streetlight Data study found.

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    Demand on the rise for electric vehicle charging at multifamily properties

    EV adoption will accelerate next year thanks to new tax credits and expanding options from automakers.

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    Massachusetts, Washington confirm plans to end gas car sales by 2035, following California

    State officials detailed their policy plans on Tuesday. Separately, GM announced a big rental EV order and weighed in on federal clean car standards.

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    California could phase out gas heaters by 2030 to cut smog

    The home and building appliances are “an underappreciated driver of unhealthy air quality in California cities,” non-profit advocates say in a report Tuesday, as state regulators consider only allowing zero-emissions alternatives.

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    To curb homelessness, Denver commits $2M for basic income pilot

    Households will receive up to $12,000 in direct cash payments over the course of the year. The Denver Basic Income Project is among a flurry of cash assistance programs being piloted or supported by U.S. cities.