As urban populations are increasing across the country, cities are investing in “smart” technology to improve city services, reduce traffic, and increase quality of life for residents. The U.S. Postal Service said that with its vast physical network that it is well suited to collect data needed for smart city initiatives.

The Illinois Department of Information and Technology has partnered with the State of Telangana, India, to advance their smart state initiatives.

The city of Atlanta is one of 60 partners joining the Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance and is committed to delivering energy efficient and sustainable solutions.

George Washington University’s (GW) Research and Technology Services division is deploying 90 smart streetlights along Pennsylvania Avenue. The streetlights are equipped with cameras, offer free Wi-Fi, and operate on low amounts of energy. Alongside the streetlights, kiosks will offer information on local sights. These smart city technologies are part of GW’s PA 2040 project, a […]

U.S. cities with higher populations are more likely to rank smart city initiatives as a high or medium priority, according to a survey recently released by the International City/County Management Association and the Smart Cities Council.

Smart cities need to ensure that their technology is accessible to people in all socio-economic groups, according to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

City governments are looking to build their own broadband networks in order to have the infrastructure in place for the upgrade to 5G technology.

By Halloween, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will have completed a rough draft for Smart City frameworks throughout the country.

Honesty and trust are the keys to mobilizing smart cities, according to chief technology officers (CTOs) from around the country.

The most important components for smart cities are engaging communities and forging partnerships, according to Federal officials.

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