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Smart cities group announces $75 million technology program
In a collaboration between Qualcomm, JLC Infrastructure and Ignite Cities, the funding will help cities offset the cost of deploying technologies like "smart" LED lighting or public Wi-Fi.
Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say
Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.
Philadelphia revitalizes 'smart city' plan with change management
As The City of Brotherly Love works to get smarter, city CIO Mark Wheeler says governance and strategic planning are key.
Challenge winners propose technology to fix, modernize NYC's sluggish subway
As an army of daily commuters calls for New York City to fix its sluggish subway system, a new idea revealed through a governor’s challenge may provide at least one piece of a possible solution. Metrom Rail, a transit company based in Illinois, announced last week that it has been named one of eight winners of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Genius Transit Challenge, a competition announced last year by Gov. Andrew…
D.C. CTO Archana Vemulapalli announces resignation
Washington, D.C., Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli is resigning, her office’s Twitter account announced Tuesday. Appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser in January, 2016, Vemulapalli is credited with having led a wide array of technology projects in the District, including improving the local government’s cybersecurity posture, drafting and advocating for equitable and effective smart cities policy, and serving as a vocal leader in the national discussion around diversity and inclusion in…
Sacramento wants to become the next big tech center
A new initiative called the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab is the California capital's bid to become a global influencer in the emerging technologies market.