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  • Ransomware virus has encrypted data. Attacker is offering key to unlock encrypted data for money.
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    State and local governments report spike in ransomware attacks

    The public sector is hit less often than other industries, but it contends with more post-attack damage, according to Sophos.

    By Matt Kapko • Oct. 3, 2022
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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.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Smart Cities Connect

    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.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
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    Smart Cities Connect

    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.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
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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.

    By Kathryn Moody • Sept. 30, 2022
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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.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Sponsored by GM Future Roads

    Connected vehicle insights help Washington D.C. better understand school zone traffic safety

    The district uses crash, volume, speed and demographic information from Safety View by GM Future Roads and INRIX to help reduce injuries among children.

    Sept. 26, 2022
  • 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.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
  • Overhead view of highway with cars and trucks with lines drawn among them implying connected vehicles using intelligent transportation systems.
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    To break an impasse in connected vehicle tech, transportation leaders call for a federal policy framework

    A national framework could address the chicken-and-egg problem of who should invest in the technology first, carmakers or communities, transportation experts say. Without such guidance, each is hesitant to move forward.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    How Black-owned grocers are filling industry gaps

    From a cashierless store in Atlanta to health-focused pop-up markets in Los Angeles and Chicago, grocery concepts from Black entrepreneurs are making the changes they want to see in food landscapes.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Smart cities incubator and accelerator program takes shape in Colorado

    Colorado Smart Cities Alliance Executive Director Tyler Svitak talked through plans to bolster technology workforces and companies with the help of federal grant money.

    By Charles Pekow • Sept. 12, 2022
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    Advanced mobility, mass timber projects chosen in $1B federal regional challenge

    The American Rescue Plan’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge will support joint efforts to use mass timber to accelerate affordable housing, spur American manufacturing for advanced mobility, and much more.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    Populus eyeing more cities worldwide after $11M funding round

    CEO Regina Clewlow discussed the mobility management company’s plans to expand its staff and scale its platform to additional cities in the U.S. and Europe.

    By Carol Brzozowski • Sept. 7, 2022
  • A person seen from the legs down is walking on a dark road at night with headlights approaching in the distance.
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    Automatic braking systems have trouble seeing pedestrians at night: IIHS test

    Automatic emergency braking systems, a standard feature on most new cars, did well in identifying pedestrians during the day but performed poorly at night in tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Smart streetscapes center plans community-driven research in 3 cities

    Harlem, New York; New Brunswick, New Jersey; and West Palm Beach, Florida, will become test beds for community-informed engineering research on smart cities technologies.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    More automated bus lane enforcement cameras coming to NYC

    Oakland-based startup Hayden AI announced its first contract this week with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for hundreds of bus-mounted cameras.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    Why cities are exploring metaverse technology

    Santa Monica, California, and Seoul, South Korea, are among the cities exploring how metaverse technology can improve city services or attract and boost businesses. Still, some people fear it could leave residents behind.

    By Karen Kroll • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Cities hope bus-mounted cameras will hold bus lane violators accountable

    Baltimore, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., are among the cities trying this technology to identify perpetrators, but legal snags and questions about effectiveness remain.

    By Charles Pekow • Aug. 5, 2022
  • An artist's rendering of a city streetscape. A high-tech car approaches a crosswalk as pedestrians pass by.
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    Opinion

    Together, EVs, AVs and multimodal transportation will create more vibrant cities

    Gas stations, subway stations, parking garages and roads are among the city features we can reimagine as new mobility technologies change how we get from point A to point B, writes a leading exec at Gensler.

    By Andy Cohen • Aug. 5, 2022
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    For his new smart desert city, billionaire Marc Lore eyes Nevada, Utah and Arizona

    During a town hall in New York City, the Diapers.com founder and his team envisioned Telosa having dozens of “15-minute cities” and a resident-controlled endowment to help pay for government services.

    By Adina Solomon • July 29, 2022
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    Coral Gables, Florida, deploys drones designed to respond to emergencies sooner than police

    Bond's Air Guardian surveils for threats during large events, identifies suspects during ongoing criminal activity and assesses fires or natural disasters before first responders can arrive. 

    By July 26, 2022
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    Pop-up bike lanes assessed with high-tech and low-tech strategies in New Jersey

    Virtual reality-capture technology, traffic cameras and lidar footage — plus chalk, stencils, and a pool noodle — helped Rutgers University researchers evaluate temporary bike lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

    By Charles Pekow • July 25, 2022
  • A north-facing view of Miami Beach's Ocean Drive with the ocean and condominiums.
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    Miami Beach pilot aims to address loud cars with noise-detecting cameras

    Following implementation in Knoxville, Tennessee, and New York City, the Florida city is looking to use technology to help crack down on noise violations from vehicles.

    By July 22, 2022
  • Amazon's MK27-2 drone has a hexagonal design, which the company says provides six degrees of freedom for stability.
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    Amazon expanding drone delivery service to Texas

    The mayor of College Station said in a statement that being an early adopter of the service could put it "at the forefront of the development of drone delivery technology.”

    By Max Garland • July 15, 2022
  • Motion blurred pedestrians crossing street at dusk in Georgetown, District of Columbia.
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    Washington, DC, among cities piloting transparency standard for digital tech

    Cities implementing the Digital Trust for Places and Routines communications standard incorporate signs with visual icons and QR codes that inform the public of nearby technology like sensors and cameras.

    By Austyn Gaffney • July 15, 2022