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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......

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......

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......

Infrastructure, connectivity, and the two-tier American economy

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

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......

The state of smart cities' progress

Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi describes the general status of smart city project implementation worldwide, based on a global......

More filming on public transportation could boost bottom lines for local governments

Jenna Fortunati, a research communications intern at transportation demand management firm Mobility Lab, explains the benefits that filming public......

How to build trust to get data

Kevin Ebi is the Global Managing Editor of the Smart Cities Council, explains how to convince citizens to trust you with data....

When budget surveys fall short

Public policy and facilitation veteran Chris Adams explains why online, interactive budget simulations are superior tools to budget surveys....

Intervening early is the best way to reduce chronic homelessness

Kevin Ebi, Global Managing Editor of the Smart Cities Council, reveals why prompt responses are the key to reducing homelessness....
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