Smart Cities Get Serious About Cyber Security

May 5, 2023

Cybersecurity agencies from around the world have joined together to issue the free guide, ‘Cybersecurity Best Practices for Smart Cities.’ The guide is intended to provide an overview of risks to smart cities such as: Read More

Portland, OR Wants Surveillance Used Responsibly

March 29, 2023

Portland, OR’s City Council has unanimously passed an initial policy regarding surveillance technologies which aims to strike a balance between their benefits and risks. The city previously implemented privacy principles and a ban on the Read More

Flatburn, The Mobile Air Pollution Scanner

March 20, 2023

Researchers at MIT have created an open-source version of a low-cost, mobile pollution detector that could enable people to easily track air quality. The detector – called Flatburn – is part of a larger project, Read More

Chicago Calls For Digital Equity

March 3, 2023

The City of Chicago’s Digital Equity Council recently published its new digital equity plan – which includes new initiatives to install public Wi-Fi, use city assets to boost broadband, and encourage the uptake of federal Read More

How Does ChatGPT Define a Smart City?

February 20, 2023

While the topic of smart cities is vast and broad, the one thing that almost everyone who works in the sector can agree upon is that there is no one accepted definition of a smart Read More

Smart Crosswalks Come To Finland

February 8, 2023

The City of Tampere in Finland and Tieto – a Nordic IT services and software company – are conducting a pilot project to test an illuminated crosswalk sign. The lamp-post type sign is equipped with Read More

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