Tech & Data


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    Smart city collaborations: Lessons from North Carolina’s Research Triangle

    Tips on building trust, starting small and more from speakers at a recent summit, including a Dell Technologies industry workflow specialist and North Carolina State University’s director of cybersecurity practice.

    By Paige Gross • Dec. 8, 2023
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    Authorities raise alarm on cyber threats against water, other critical sectors

    Hackers affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are behind a series of attacks targeting devices used in U.S. water and wastewater facilities, according to federal agencies.

    By David Jones • Dec. 5, 2023
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    Smart Cities Technology and Data

    Local governments are increasingly turning to predictive analytics and other technologies to solve real-world problems like homelessness and preparing for an AI-driven future.

    By Smart Cities Dive staff
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    What’s top of mind for New York’s first customer experience officer

    About a month into the job, Tonya Webster discussed her priorities and how she plans to overcome siloed agency processes.

    By Kristen Doerer • Nov. 22, 2023
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    Cruise CEO resigns amid safety probes into company’s robotaxis

    The company’s robotaxi fleet remains grounded in California after one of the vehicles struck a pedestrian in downtown San Francisco in early October.

    By Eric Walz • Nov. 21, 2023
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    Data sharing that drives value creation will advance the global smart society

    It’s important to recognize the magnitude and scope of what is involved in developing and implementing technologies and systems to perform and capitalize on this data sharing at a city level, let alone a global one.

    Nov. 20, 2023
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    Generative AI is here. This is how 5 cities plan to manage its use.

    Guidelines aim to help government employees navigate the use of generative artificial intelligence tools while maintaining privacy, ethics and city values.

    By Paige Gross • Nov. 16, 2023
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    3 steps for getting urban innovation pilots out of ‘purgatory’

    A road map for New York City recommends taking a “challenge-based” approach to procurement and beefing up startup infrastructure.

    By Paige Gross • Nov. 15, 2023
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    Billionaire-planned smart cities in the US: What’s the latest?

    To date, most of these grand plans have made little progress and face scrutiny from residents, local governments and states.

    By Adina Solomon • Nov. 13, 2023
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    GM halts production of the Cruise Origin robotaxi

    The decision follows California regulators ordering Cruise to cease operations after a pedestrian was struck by one of its self-driving vehicles in downtown San Francisco.

    By Eric Walz • Nov. 9, 2023
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    How cities can decarbonize delivery in the era of online orders

    A new action guide by the National League of Cities points to emerging policies and technologies to combat increasing air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Legal fights over air taxi regulation stand in the industry’s way

    The technology is largely there for short-haul urban rides to become a reality, but uncertainty over governing jurisdictions is one of the issues keeping the industry grounded.

    By Ramona Dzinkowski • Oct. 30, 2023
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    Cruise recalls driverless robotaxis after halting operations in 3 cities

    The General Motors subsidiary is grappling with two federal investigations and a recent incident in which one of its cars left a pedestrian seriously injured.

    By Updated Nov. 8, 2023
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    Is Phoenix’s construction market hot? It depends on who you ask.

    With few natural disaster risks, a stable climate and business-friendly practices, the Arizona metropolis has experienced a burst in industrial building.

    By Matthew Thibault • Oct. 26, 2023
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    Opinion

    Why payments to government agencies should be easier

    “Increasingly, government agencies — and the people they serve — need a payments system that is connected across departments and jurisdictions,” writes one payments executive.

    By Sloane Wright • Oct. 25, 2023
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    California suspends Cruise robotaxis for misrepresenting safety

    The General Motors subsidiary withheld portions of a video showing a recent incident that left a pedestrian severely injured, the state DMV said.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    31 ‘tech hubs’ unveiled by Biden administration

    The federal government is betting on the hubs to transform into globally competitive innovation centers. Phase 2 of the initiative — a competition for millions of federal dollars to implement local plans — starts now.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
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    Cities reap benefits from ‘intelligent transportation systems,’ but challenges remain

    Technologies that can improve traffic flow and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists need "sustained funding and leadership," local and state officials told the Government Accountability Office.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
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    Washington, DC’s ban on cashless businesses, explained

    As contactless, digital and card transactions become more common, the district has joined state and local governments preserving residents' right to pay cash.

    By Paige Gross • Oct. 19, 2023
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    Cruise faces federal investigation after driverless robotaxi severely injures pedestrian

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating four incidents involving autonomous Cruise vehicles and pedestrians in San Francisco.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
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    DOE selects 7 hydrogen hubs for $7B funding opportunity

    The selection of several hubs focused on hydrogen production from fossil fuels and carbon capture drew the ire of environmental groups.

    By Emma Penrod • Oct. 16, 2023
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    Evolving public safety challenges demand reliable and flexible communications

    Every second is critical to the safety and success of your emergency response teams.

    Oct. 16, 2023
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    NYC launches ‘smart city testbed’: Here are the first 3 pilot technologies

    Initial projects aim to pull pollution out of the air and scan buildings for flaws that reduce energy efficiency.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    Columbus embraces its role as ‘tech capital of the Midwest’

    A deluge of private-sector funding, rapid growth and a strong business environment contribute to the Ohio city’s surging construction starts.

    By Matthew Thibault • Oct. 11, 2023
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    Notable 2024 conferences for smart city leaders

    Get ahead on planning for next year’s events, which will cover everything from the latest tech innovations to urban parks.

    By Updated Dec. 7, 2023
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    National Weather Service rolls out flood forecast maps

    When paired with existing tools, the maps can show where a forecasted flood overlaps with built infrastructure, including that serving vulnerable communities, a federal water official said.

    By Oct. 3, 2023