Transportation systems don’t just move people around—they can also be catalysts for moving cities forward. But too often, between state-level inertia (see: New York’s inability to cope with New York City’s subway crisis) and the lack of serious federal investment in infrastructure and public transportation efforts, U.S. cities face gridlock when it comes to transportation reform.

Threats of data breaches are no longer concerns of only retailers and major corporations — they are a real threat to all business, industries and governments, including smart cities. Connected technology in cities is opening up more access points for hackers, which means city officials must  adopt a proactive cybersecurity mindset in which  IT teams

MILWAUKEE — Foxconn is ramping up its recruiting efforts before the Mount Pleasant campus even opens. Company representatives visited the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus Monday, Sept. 17 to meet with potential future employees. With a lot of focus on Foxconn’s promise to hire 13,000 for the Mount Pleasant facility, officials announced a new hiring website

Foxconn Day at UWM September 17, 9 am – 5pm UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room In June, 2018, Foxconn partnered with UWM to pilot their first international co-op program in Wisconsin. As a next step, UWM will host Foxconn Day at UWM, a career fair open to students and the general public. Foxconn seeks engineers,

Dive Brief: Cities can apply the lessons they have learned from deploying 5G when preparing their infrastructure for autonomous vehicles (AVs), an expert said Thursday. David Schutt, CEO of engineering organization SAE International, said cities can build on what they have learned through 5G preparations, which has involved installing small cell infrastructure, and do something

Whether you have an idea for a single product like Marty McFly’s hoverboard or dream of connecting an entire Jetson-like cityscape with flying cars and robot maids, a new competition open to all students, faculty and staff at Wisconsin universities and technical colleges could help get your idea off the ground. The Smart Cities–Smart Futures

“The value of real estate comes from two things: supply and demand.” This was the opening statement for Aaron Renn’s keynote speech co-orgainzed by Propmodo at MIPIM PropTech Europe in June. While this statement seems obvious on the parcel level, it also applies to cities and towns. One of the fascinating things about real estate is how everything is

AI has great potential to improve smart cities. Machine learning will underpin everything from traffic management to pollution reduction, and will help cities better manage vast swaths of data that support smart cities investment. The McKinsey report finds that about $6 trillion of AI’s impact by 2030 will come through new products and services, in

A new report from Navigant Research examines the evolution of the global smart city platform market, providing forecasts, segmented by solution type, region, software and services through 2027. Driven by Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, as well as other smart technologies, smart city platforms provide the integrated capability to coordinate data, applications and services at one or

Throughout history, regional and municipal governments have used new technologies to improve the lives of their citizens. The aqueducts of Rome brought outside sources of water into the city, enhancing both public and private facilities. The London Underground, the first underground railway, made it easier and safer for people to move around the burgeoning city.

Building sustainable smart cities require holistic infrastructure that has robust digitization, good governance, and a decent quality of life for citizens. As urban centers are a hub for technological development and revenue growth, more and more people are migrating every year from rural regions to seek better education, job opportunities, health facilities, and an advanced lifestyle. Hence, to

As climate change risk rises, economies are adapting to curb its harmful effects. What cities are doing to mitigate these risks is coming into focus. Densely populated with people, buildings and transportation systems, urban areas demand higher quantities of energy and water. Because of this, reducing the environmental impact of these communities is fast becoming

Three Cities Implementing 5G Today The terms are often used interchangeably, but you can implement a smart city with or without 5G, and 5G doesn’t need to live in a smart city. But if you don’t want to be left in the digital dust, it seems clear that the trend is to not pursue one

So, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been introduced and city leaders are happy, knowing their IT people have instigated the right policy statements and that they have adhered to the regulations. But just how happy should they be? What happens, for example, when someone submits a Subject Access Request (SAR)? The policy may

Dive Brief   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a plan that will help states pass laws streamlining approval and deployment of technology to facilitate 5G networks, commissioner Brendan Carr announced Tuesday during a speech in Indiana. The proposal, which will be voted on at the agency’s Sept. 25 meeting, would reform laws that were designed

  The growth of smart cities – extending rapidly into smart regions, and even smart states in the US – is not slowing down any time soon; in fact, a report from the National League of Cities shows that US cities are incubators for new technology with 66% of cities reporting that they are investing in smart

Business opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) are among the most debated topics, as these are considered important for a broad range of consumer and industrial applications. Leading market research firms already estimate that by 2020 there will be over 20 billion installed end-point devices worldwide, defined as

  The announcement that Kansas City is expanding its smart city programme didn’t come as much of a surprise. The programme, which kicked off two years ago in conjunction with its KC Streetcar project, was initiated in relatively small but scalable, replicable phases. And they were successful. It’s a thoughtful, practical approach other cities may

Cities are increasingly marketing themselves as “smart cities” — hyper-connected, sensor-equipped communities — in their latest economic development pitch to attract workers and businesses. Why it matters: Metropolitan areas across the country are trying to take advantage of new technologies to become more efficient and sustainable — two qualities that appeal to younger generations of workers, as well as the

Asia Pacific blockchain venture studio, Centrality, has announced a new joint venture with the decentralised urban mobility firm, iomob, to develop a blockchain mobility protocol for smart cities. The joint venture, Senta Mobility, will also promote the adoption of the iomob protocol in smart cities around the globe. Centrality will lead Senta’s global business development

AROUND THE WORLD, CITIES ARE BECOMING SMARTER. Cities as unique as Singapore, San Francisco and Tel Aviv are all using advanced technologies to address complex, modern challenges of rapid population growth, traffic congestion and inadequate energy and resources, to make cities more safe, livable and sustainable. THE UBIQUITY OF NEW SERVICES PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS THAT

Smart cities need smart technology to improve the lives of its residents and to streamline the whole operation and maintenance of urban infrastructure. And while you can’t necessarily use the same technology everywhere – geographical features, financial challenges, cultural considerations and technical issues all come into play when thinking about how to implement the smart

Our cities are getting smarter, and those who inhabit or visit major metro areas can expect major changes in the coming years However, cities have differing priorities, infrastructure, and capabilities, and future smart cities might look vastly different from each other. Here are some of the world’s smartest cities and what makes them stand out.

We’re in the midst of a significant transformation regarding the way we produce products thanks to the digitization of manufacturing. This transition is so compelling that it is being called Industry 4.0 to represent the fourth revolution that has occurred in manufacturing. From the first industrial revolution (mechanization through water and steam power) to the mass production

Consumers and tech experts are both concerned about the role technology will play in the next 50 years and hopeful that advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and connection speeds will make life safer, according to Intel’s recently released Next 50 study. Intel partnered with research firm PSB, speaking to 1,000 consumers and 102 “tech elites” about

CTOs, particularly those tasked with maintaining business infrastructure and identifying new business technology strategies, should look to smart cities and the technology behind them – IoT. Businesses need smart cities, or the innovation they represent, to thrive in a world where traditional industries are getting disrupted everyday. The Internet of Things (IoT) – the technology

Fifth-generation wireless networks, the first of which will come fully online early next year, promise faster downloads and more bandwidth for smartphones. Yet the real promise of 5G involves connecting everything besides phones, a transformation that could reorder urban life. But how? That’s the South Korean question researchers are exploring at Pangyo Zero City, an

A vision of the future with smart, efficient, utopian, technology-empowered “smart cities” has gleamed on the horizon for years. The concept offers vague promises that all of a city’s infrastructure and operations will be connecting, communicating and automatically adjusting facilities and services to deliver ever higher levels of satisfaction and efficiency. But when you try

How tech-savvy is your city? Ask this question to the average New York City resident and they’ll probably respond enthusiastically. Home to “Silicon Alley,” NYC has quickly grown into a high-growth technology center that rivals San Francisco in talent and tenacity. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The question wasn’t about the tech companies that

More insights have been gained regarding the challenges around securing IoTs within smart cities, and how they can be overcome, by Information Age. This follows a recent examination of the UK’s smart city developments. IoT security is a complex issue for experts, with the UK government calling for tougher security for IoT devices earlier in 2018. Antivirus software can’t

On 8 August 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council Speaker Corey Johnson passed the bill to cap the number of for-hire Uber and other ride-share services for one year. The move, they say, will curtail the worsening traffic on the streets of New York and improve low driver wages. Similarly, in London,

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