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The Promise and Peril of Smart Cities

The Promise and Peril of “Smart” Cities: Technology can help us govern better, but at what price to urban life? | City Journal

The Promise and Peril of “Smart” Cities Technology can help us govern better, but at what price to urban life? Technology can help us govern better, but at what price to urban life actual article chapter content Last year, American newspapers published more than 800 stories about “smart” cities. Readers could learn how municipal governments are deploying sophisticated technology to…

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The Digital Services Smart City Playbook — from the U.S. Digital Service

Screenshot-2017-12-14 Boston A Really Smart City

The American people expect to interact with government through digital channels such as websites, email, and mobile applications. By building digital services that meet their needs, we can make the delivery of our policy and programs more effective.

Today, too many of our digital services projects do not work well, are delivered late, or are over budget. To increase the success rate of these projects, the U.S. Government needs a new approach. We created a playbook of 13 key “plays” drawn from successful practices from the private sector and government that, if followed together, will help government build effective digital services….

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Top 10 Smart City Success Factors Ahead of World Congress 2017

Screenshot-2017-11-2 IBI Group – IBI Group Releases ‘Top 10 Smart City Success Factors’ Ahead of ITS World Congress 2017

Date October 25, 2017  – Global design and technology firm presents leading-edge solutions for cities at global transportation conference in Montréal – TORONTO, ON (October 25, 2017) – Technology-driven design firm, IBI Group (TSX:IBG), released a whitepaper today on the ‘Top 10 Smart City Success Factors’ ahead of the 2017 ITS World Congress, hosted in Montréal from October 29 –…

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