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How Indonesia's biggest megacity is making it easier for residents to make their wants and needs heard.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 12, 2017
Smartphone apps and 3D maps are a help for the visually impaired, but technology is not always the answer.
Grace Chua January 14, 2016

Mayor Berry is credited with using online dashboards and mobile apps to promote transparency and citizen engagement, the Huffington Post reports. 

January 11, 2016
What began as a website where women could report incidents of sexual violence is now reaching for a deeper social impact.
Carlin Carr December 17, 2015

Leaps in urban agriculture, water management and personal mobility are on the way, according to the World Economic Forum. 

November 5, 2015

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

October 22, 2015
Entrepreneurs without offices already love libraries for the free Wi-Fi. At 'The Library', they get much more than that.
Gregory Scruggs October 16, 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
Since a tragic dam release flooded the Indian city in 2006, early warning systems have been implemented to make sure it won't happen again.
Patralekha Chatterjee September 3, 2015

Google, Facebook and Vodafone are among the companies eager to partner with Delhi on its plan for free citywide Wi-Fi, the Economic Times reports.

September 3, 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 U. S. city saw dramatic drops in violent crime after introducing microphones that detect gunshots and other policing technology, Yahoo Tech reports. 

August 25, 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

The Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance would rely on interoperable standards to simplify purchases of public-transit tickets across the globe, Cities Today reports. 

August 5, 2015

A multi-tiered superhighway system would feature a slower lane for local traffic and an expressway for long-distance flights, The Verge reports. 

August 3, 2015
The Paris-based group announces 10 global seminars to gather additional input for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs July 31, 2015

The competition spearheaded by UNICEF aims to spark new methods of improving health or aiding disaster-rescue efforts. 

July 23, 2015
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