smart city

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Cities concentrating on being utilities are winning!

Cities concentrating on being utilities are winning!

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A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. For example, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, is driving forward projects to improve water utility,...

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Smart City Kiosk enable the Smart City world.

Smart City Kiosk enable the Smart City world.

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I will begin this article with the early smart city planning. I will then take you on a journey to where we have landed today and all the benefits that today’s smart city kiosks that will lead us into the future. Through this journey, I hope to help inform...

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Tech Transitions in 2017

Tech Transitions in 2017

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From the start, public-sector tech leaders were on the move in 2017. While some took their services from one city or county to another, others moved up within their agencies or left for private-sector roles where they continue to support government efforts. From federal to local, here’s a look...

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Will presidents infrastructure plan create a smart city revolution?

Will presidents infrastructure plan create a smart city revolution?

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As the President continues to pursue his domestic legislative agenda, U.S. smart cities will continue their march toward the future. America’s crumbling roads and bridges are in dire need of a rejuvenating infrastructure plan to bolster them for the coming century. As President Trump attempts to secure funding...

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3 Ways Smart Cities Can Plan for Future Interoperability

3 Ways Smart Cities Can Plan for Future Interoperability

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Implementing the latest connected technologies can make cities feel like they are ready for whatever the future brings. The truth, of course, is that these technologies won’t last forever and they are going to be upgraded and replaced countless times as technology marches forward. The question, then, becomes not...

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Philosophy and Morals of technology - Digital Ethics

Philosophy and Morals of technology - Digital Ethics

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I recently read a few articles that starting to educate the market on digital ethics and morals in technology. I also believe that incredibly bright groups such as MIT are working on this that are completely wrong and scary at best. It is doing the very thing we need to...

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Smart city super mobility - killer app

Smart city super mobility - killer app

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*First off I'm not a transit expert. I am an expert in technology and how systems work together with some expertise on newer technologies which are sometimes hype and sometimes gold. You hear a lot about self-driving vehicles and public transportation and how all these things will melt together. We...

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Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018

Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018

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Tampa’s goal to become a smart city was on display on Monday, as the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hosted the first public demonstration of a connected vehicle technology research project that will launch into pilot testing in 2018. The project involves outfitting a fleet of 1,600 privately owned...

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WATCH: These are the top ranked smart cities in the world

WATCH: These are the top ranked smart cities in the world

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CAPE TOWN - Smart cities are designed to combat the problems of climate change, urban overcrowding, and large populations which are causing strain on many cities infrastructure. Recently, Philanthropist and well-known billionaire Bill Gates is set to also be involved in constructing a smart city, currently known as Belmont. His...

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Smart Cities do not mean the Death of Privacy

Smart Cities do not mean the Death of Privacy

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The proposal we have in our IEEE P2487 which is a smart city standard for planning, architecture, and deployment including connectivity, sustainability, security, and mobility includes strong privacy controls at the top of the priority....

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Smart City Connectivity

Smart City Connectivity

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At Smart Cities Week D.C., experts discuss connectivity — and beyond WASHINGTON, D.C.–Cities are expected to see enormous growth in the coming decades, and local, state and federal officials are hoping that technology can help mitigate some of the issues that will come along with that growth. But...

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Smart City Cyber Security

Smart City Cyber Security

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Cyber Security is about knowing your normal. Think of it in terms of sitting in a house for 20 years an knowing all the sounds, people, and things that exist in the space. You know the normal of the house so if something new is heard or seen alarms in...

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Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

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Bill Gates wants to build a futuristic community in Arizona. A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and...

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Smart data exchange will bring value to smart city innovation

Smart data exchange will bring value to smart city innovation

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When it comes to smart city innovation, it’s arguable that most use cases are not that exciting to the average resident. A connected garbage bin, traffic light or parking meter is not going to cause applause and adoration for city officials at least in the first instance. But as...

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Building A Smart City

The Dos And Don'ts Of Building A Smart City

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Earlier this week I wrote how 3 American cities are looking to rebrand themselves. Now while this is not my normal 'beat if you will, the concept behind a smart city is that one that can and will impact every brand doing business in said city. The fact is smart...

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Bristol pushes past London as the UK's leading smart city

Bristol pushes past London as the UK's leading smart city

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Smart city ideas are being incorporated into daily operations in more UK cities, and Bristol is leading the pack with innovative projects to improve public safety, sustainability, and more, according to a report from Navigant Research. The report focused on the strategy and execution of 20 leading smart cities in...

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Outdoor Advertising Kiosk Interactive New Classification “Outdoor Social”

Outdoor Advertising Kiosk Interactive New Classification “Outdoor Social”

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Malls and Other campus environments are fighting the digital age. They have a major fight on their hands as consumers are used to getting what they want when they want without having to put thought into the process. Online providers of service collect tremendous amounts of data on the consumers...

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Smart Cities Need Sensors

Smart Cities Need Sensors

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Smart Cities have arrived. Smart Cities projects are beginning to grow footprint and increase in complexity as the number of sensors and diverse companies collecting and sharing data increases exponentially. smartLINK is the worlds smartest kiosk vendor and will help your city move its smart city project forward. Findings Sensors...

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Smart Cities are All About Experience

Smart Cities are All About Experience

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Smart Cities are coming. They are arriving all over the world in different shapes and sizes. This can be very disconcerting to people who want standards to be in place and to provide fantastic outcomes in a reliable fashion. We looked at smart cities from the following perspectives: Cities Citizens...

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Companies Tackle Smart City Barriers

Companies Tackle Smart City Barriers

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Transportation platform provider Kritek and Skyline Products, a manufacturer of signs and billboards, will work together to provide cities around the world with an all-in-one, cloud-based, smart city solution that is designed to help cities improve traffic flow. This includes the hardware — sensors, connected cameras, and connected streetlights — and cloud-based...

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Chula Vista Library Gets In On Growing “Smart City” Initiative

Chula Vista Library Gets In On Growing “Smart City” Initiative

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City officials, business leaders and community members recently toured the Chula Vista Civic Center Library’s newest addition — an education center that focuses on teaching children the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The addition came about through a partnership between the city, SDG&E and the Chula...

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City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech Partner for Smart City Initiatives

City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech Partner for Smart City Initiatives

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City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech partner for Smart City Initiatives The city of Atlanta has an expanded research partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology to design, implement and study Smart City initiatives which are tools to address urban challenges such as traffic congestion and promote public safety and environmental...

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Inside Charlotte’s ‘Smart City’ Initiatives

Inside Charlotte’s ‘Smart City’ Initiatives

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Charlotte has only scratched the surface in its effort to become a Smart City, with the early initiatives in the North End area expected to lead the way. Panelists at a Digi.City Connects program Wednesday said much work is left to be done to connect the city. Charlotte is...

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Here’s what it takes to become a smart city

Here’s what it takes to become a smart city

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The city of the future is going to be cool, with smart tech that helps you live your life. But no one knows exactly what the fantastical city we’ve been dreaming about looks like, how it’ll work and what it’ll do. Take car companies, for example. When...

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Could you build a smart city for free?

Could you build a smart city for free?

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Could you build a smart city for free? Its time to change the game. Think big! After more than 1 year of research the answer to the question posted in the headline is “YES”! Some people think smart homes are all the rage. I simply think smart homes are too...

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