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Honolulu calls its new 'homeless court' a success story

Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, describes Honolulu's and other cities' initiatives to connect....More

How to detect and mitigate fraud

ACL Chief Product Officer Dan Zitting explains how governments can improve fraud detection and lessen its prevalence....More

Apps and maps lead kids to summer lunch sites

Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, explains how an app, a map and community-based efforts are helping....More

Why BIM, why now

Microdesk President and CEO Michael DeLacey explains building information modeling's advantages in design and construction....More

Why a high-tech city like San Francisco is investing in citywide fiber

Smart Cities Council Global managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains why San Francisco is committed to building a citywide fiber network....More

Why we need more AI in public safety, not less

John Newsom, executive vice president and GM for AI firm Veritone Government, explains the benefits AI technology has for protecting citizens....More

How does tolling fit into the future of connected transportation?

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst explains the role that tolling will play in connected transportation....More

Data breach notification statutes

Attorney Shannon T. O'Connor discusses why municipal governments should obtain data protection and understand how liability is affected in data....More

4 enterprising cities share their visions on what's next for smart cities

Smart Cities Council Chairman Jesse Berst enlists officials at four cities to predict what smart cities will address next....More

3 experts weigh in on how AI will transform cities

Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi enlists three technology experts to explain the impact artificial intelligence can have on....More

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