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How smart city technology can improve quality of life

Doug Peeples, readiness editor at the Smart Cities Council, explains how local governments can use smart city initiatives to improve quality of life....More

Investing in transportation will move America forward

John Barton, DOT market sector leader and senior vice president for infrastructure solutions firm HNTB, explains some approaches that local....More

Lessons in emergency alerting for active shooter incidents

Thomas Crane, senior solutions consultant at communication technology provider Everbridge, explains how agencies can best use emergency notification....More

Three tech tools that can keep our citizens and first responders safe

Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains technologies that public safety departments can use to better serve citizens....More

The operations and maintenance incentive for future builds and renovations of U.S. airports

Frank Rapoport, chief strategy advisor for the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure, explains the importance of keeping up....More

Key considerations for adopting facial recognition technology

Former Arvada (Colo.) Police Chief and current Numerica Corporation Director of Operations Don Wick explains how government leaders can best go about....More

5 ideas from Silicon Valley on making your city more innovative

Officials in cities across the Silicon Valley region share insights with Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi about how to make....More

Enhancing urban growth with smart-city technology

David Blankenhorn, chief technology officer at public IT solutions firm DLT Solutions, explains how government leaders can leverage the Internet of....More

Infrastructure, connectivity, and the two-tier American economy

Strategic technology consultant Dale Neef describes several strategies for bringing high-speed broadband to rural communities....More

All-star safety considerations for the big game

Scott Dunn, senior director of business development solutions and services for network security camera manufacturer Axis Communications, explains key....More
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