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The 500 sensors being deployed across Chicago will gather data to shape policies and improve safety, USA Today reports.

September 2, 2016

After outfitting pigeons with air-pollution sensors, a London startup plans to expand the concept to humans. 

April 28, 2016

The intelligence center in Springfield, Massachusetts, draws real-time video from dozens of cameras and instantly detects gunfire, MassLive reports. 

October 22, 2015

Pete Buttigieg, 33, views sensors and data analytics as key to improving city management, Fortune reports. 

October 2, 2015

IBM researchers are designing software that can project how bad the city’s air pollution might be and recommend steps to alleviate it, the MIT Technology Review reports.

September 4, 2015

The planned city of 100,000 aims to offer low-cost energy and telecommunications services delivered by the municipality, the Times of Israel reports.

September 2, 2015

Águas de São Pedro is deploying sensors, mobile apps and biometrics to improve life in this city of just 3,000, RCR Wireless News reports. 

August 27, 2015

The island nation is employing sensors and other technology in its push to be more environmentally conscious, the Straits Times reports. 

August 19, 2015

Data-science expert Mike Weston warns in the Wall Street Journal that personal information collected by ubiquitous urban sensors could be sold to marketers.

July 15, 2015

LED street lights outfitted with sensors and video links can detect motion and relay images and audio to city authorities, Urban Land reports. 

July 6, 2015

Road sensors detect thuds and tweet complaints to city officials, Fast Company reports.  

June 15, 2015

The next-generation parking meters will be introduced over two years at a cost of $6 million, Beta Boston reports. 

April 1, 2015

GE will test streetlights that can communicate with automobile navigation systems and share information with municipal authorities, Fast Company reports. 

March 23, 2015

The Portuguese city equipped hundreds of taxis and buses to connect passengers to the Internet for free and collect data on road conditions and trash bins, the Technology Review reports. 

December 31, 2014

The most significant global urban innovation on the horizon is the integration of the Internet with city services, two Cisco executives write in Foreign Affairs.

November 6, 2014

Beijing has partnered with IBM to use advanced technology such as artificial intelligence to improve China’s air quality, Quartz reports. 

July 11, 2014

A technology touted as a miracle for cities may be less useful and more costly than originally thought, Tod Newcombe reports in Government Technology

June 19, 2014

Hamburg has teamed with Cisco to introduce technologies designed to improve traffic, street lighting, municipal services and port operations, according to Cisco.

May 8, 2014
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