A city’s future is largely determined by its job base and the future of your job base may be driven by your ability to attract highly-skilled millennials. AT&T offers some helpful advice for companies, but it turns out they need your help too. Find out how.
Cities will hold the vast majority of the world’s population in just a few decades, but your city’s growth is not guaranteed. In fact, some cities are shrinking rapidly. Check out new rankings of America’s fastest growing (and fastest shrinking) cities to see what you can learn from them.
Wouldn't it be great if the people who live and work in your city had an understanding of how important initiatives like smart water and smart energy are to their quality of life and future? You'll want to know about Itron's program to improve water and energy literacy -- and encourage students to consider careers in smart city technology-related fields.
We’re more mobile than ever. We also have much more data to process. How do you and the public make sense of it all? Pioneering cities are already using augmented reality to build engagement and enhance and simplify actions. Learn how it could work for your city.
How easy is it for people to get to their jobs with your city’s transit system? Studies find the vast majority of jobs are not within easy reach of buses, light rail and subways. If you want to get people out of their cars, take a lesson from a private company that’s getting people on its buses.
Washington, D.C., put open data on a fast track, developing a policy for open data and a collaborative platform that allows citizens to be much more involved in crafting new laws. Learn what triggered the open data shift and see how much you can accomplish in a year.
Chicago residents no longer have to be data experts to find the answers they want in the city’s open data repositories. A new map view makes analyzing data easy. And Chicago is offering to help your city too. Learn how.
Politicians usually try to hide bad news, but in Boston, it’s displayed on a giant virtual scoreboard alongside the good. It’s part of the city’s new open data CityScore dashboard, designed to build public trust and encourage city staff to do better. See if the approach is right for you.
Nobody likes to pay more, but Los Angeles has found that people will — at least for clean energy. Learn how the city presented its clean energy plan and what it’s doing to ensure it keeps the public’s trust with an initiative that won nearly universal support.
When California mandated a 20% reduction in water use, the city of Mammoth Lakes figured, “Why stop there?” Learn how it used advanced metering technology throughout its conservation strategy — and went well beyond its own ambitious water-savings goals.