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    Opinion

    Citizens want authentic engagement opportunities, not just notifications

    It's up to governments to build digital on-ramps to help citizens overcome community engagement barriers. With modern solutions and professional support, digital engagement can become an everyday event for any community.

    By Andrea Facini • March 7, 2022
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    New York rolls out statewide cyber command center amid Russian attacks in Ukraine

    The invasion should be a "wake-up call" to local government leaders, as critical infrastructures like traffic and emergency alert systems could be targeted for cyberattacks, a University of California at Berkeley professor said.

    By Feb. 25, 2022
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    Philadelphia maps out its first-ever digital equity plan

    The five-year plan aims to target the digital divide with certain smart city solutions, including piloting the use of city assets like transportation infrastructure and street furniture to enable new fixed wireless networks.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Orlando emphasizes 'wow factor' in digital twin project

    Unlike many other cities' digital twins, the project will map the entire 40-square-mile metro region. It will be updated with real-time data to help inform infrastructure policies and act as a marketing tool for the metro region.

    By Jason Plautz • Feb. 22, 2022
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    Rail transit vulnerable to cyberattacks, experts say

    Criminals and state actors have attacked transit computer networks and could soon attack operations systems, with potentially dangerous consequences, cybersecurity experts say.

    By Feb. 18, 2022
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    Opinion

    Strategies that make universal broadband access a reality are needed

    As the federal government readies $65 billion for broadband adoption, local leaders should make thoughtful, culturally-responsive strategies that connect all of our communities, writes the CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.  

    By Antonio Tijerino • Feb. 16, 2022
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    Q&A

    Replica CEO talks data privacy and lessons learned from Portland Metro project

    As the world nears the two-year anniversary of pandemic lockdowns, Nick Bowden discusses how COVID-19 has impacted urban planning and offers advice for city leaders to respond with privacy-friendly data practices. 

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    Q&A

    Sidewalk detection and safety monitoring are creating 'watershed moment' for micromobility

    As transportation robotics company Superpedestrian comes off a $125 million funding round, Development and Public Affairs Director Paul White says cities are "setting the bar" for safety as scooters and other small vehicles proliferate.

    By Jason Plautz • Feb. 8, 2022
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    San Francisco mayor proposes loosening landmark surveillance ordinance

    The proposal aims to provide law enforcement with real-time access to camera footage in a bid to address increased rates of crime. But privacy experts caution it would result in significant civil liberties consequences. 

    By Feb. 4, 2022
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    These local governments are blazing the trail for cryptocurrency adoption

    From New York to Williston, North Dakota, some municipalities aim to integrate crypto into their operations, in part to attract tech-savvy businesses. But obstacles like fluctuating regulatory environments stand in the way.

    By Karen Kroll • Feb. 2, 2022
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    Smart Cities Dive 2022 Outlook

    In the year ahead, city leaders will continue preparing for the electrification of cars, buses and buildings, while also tackling the complex challenges of crime, growing inequities, labor shortages and extreme weather.

    Feb. 2, 2022
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    Open Mobility Foundation approves its Curb Data Specification tool

    The group’s board of directors this week approved the initiative designed to improve the use and safety of city curbs, “one of the most high-demand public assets,” LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds said in a statement.  

    By Jason Plautz • Updated May 6, 2022
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    In the push for equitable and transparent governance, more cities turn to data

    The proportion of cities using data to monitor and analyze progress on key goals has more than doubled in the past six years, a marked difference from almost a decade ago, when the push began for more data-informed decisions.

    By Jan. 28, 2022
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    8 trends shaping cities in 2022

    Cities continue to confront challenges surrounding the pandemic, the climate crisis, rising inequality and public safety this year.

    By Cailin Crowe, Danielle McLean, Maria Rachal, Dan Zukowski and Jason Plautz • Jan. 26, 2022
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    Philadelphia's smart streetlight pilot aims to emphasize transparency

    After learning in part from San Diego's controversial smart streetlight program, Philadelphia's year-long pilot includes a number of measures to protect resident privacy while building trust about how the data will be used.

    By Jan. 21, 2022
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    The mobility RollerCovid ride of 2021

    With more and more forms of mobility and delivery devices hitting the streets and sidewalks, the need for data is simply getting greater and greater.

    Jan. 18, 2022
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    Ahead of annual nationwide homelessness count, cities are turning to an app for help

    Houston and Kansas City, Missouri, are among the cities using the Counting Us app to help tally their unsheltered and sheltered homeless populations this month.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 12, 2022
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    Las Vegas unveils digital twin at CES as part of sustainability push

    The digital model of the city's downtown will help officials set policies and priorities for addressing energy use, emissions, traffic, parking, noise and emergency management.

    By Jason Plautz • Jan. 11, 2022
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    Opinion

    At last, an infrastructure bill that gives people a reason to get out of their cars

    The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could bring tech-enabled mobility to urban ‘transit deserts,' expanding economic opportunities while reducing emissions and traffic congestion, writes Via's head of public policy. 

    By Andrei Greenawalt • Jan. 6, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    The road ahead: How legacy auto brands will level the EV playing field in 2022

    After setting the stage at CES with lofty product announcements, carmakers will focus on value, range and brand heritage to close the gap with disrupters like Tesla.

    By Peter Adams • Jan. 5, 2022
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    12 predictions about the trends that will shape smart cities in 2022

    As local leaders continue to adapt to the tremendous changes that the past year brought, industry players share how they anticipate cities will evolve.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Older adults turn to technology during an 'epidemic of loneliness'

    The pandemic kick-started local efforts to get more older adults online with the help of federal broadband investments to bridge the digital divide.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Q&A's from 2021 that spotlight 13 smart cities voices

    Revisit the year's one-on-one conversations, including with tech and climate leaders in Honolulu, Phoenix and San Diego and with execs at Revel, Veo and Drop Mobility.

    Dec. 23, 2021
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    How an app connects Phoenix youth with life-changing jobs

    A unique partnership at the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center takes flight.

    Dec. 20, 2021
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    Sidewalk Labs to fold its smart city products into Google

    The CEO of Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs announced he's stepping down due to health reasons and that the company's products will join Google.

    By Dec. 17, 2021