What Does COVID-19 Mean for Smart Cities?

Danilo Gargiulo,
Cities may have been among the hardest hit areas in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the United Nations, nearly 90 percent of reported COVID-19 cases have been centered around urban areas. During the pandemic, many major cities have seen…

What Does the 2020 U.S. Census Mean for Cities?

The 2020 U.S. census promises to be a cliffhanger for anyone who plans, manages or governs an American city or is thinking of moving to one.  As the nation recovered from the Great Recession that began in 2007-2008, the American city experienced…

Top 3 Predictions for Local Governments in 2020

Jeff Armstrong,
2020 is projected to be a busy year for government – it’s an election year, citizens are increasingly engaging with their local governments, and new technologies are continuously raising the public’s expectation of their government’s services. Municipalities should be focused on the three trends for local governments in 2020.

How to Engage Citizens for Smarter Communities

Tom Amburgey
By 2017, 1.5 million users viewed more than 8.7 million pages on state transparency websites. However, successful governments do more than just release budgets or use “smart” technology platforms. They see data as a starting point for communicating…

What’s Next for Smart Cities: Top 5 Predictions for the Future

Tom Amburgey
According to the UN, two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050. North America is currently the most urbanized region in the world, with 82% of the population living in urban areas. Globally, there are 33 megacities…

Proactive Over Reactive: Being Smart About the Future with Enterprise Asset Management

Tom Amburgey
When government agency assets are not proactively managed, it just takes one infrastructure issue for a situation to escalate.  Downed powerlines are credited for igniting the catastrophic California wildfires in 2017 that killed 46…

4 Smart Ways IoT is Meeting Citizen Expectations

Tom Amburgey
4 in 10 citizens are still not satisfied with digital services from government. What is your agency doing to improve? The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved our expectations of the world around us. From personal assistants in our kitchens…