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Smart Cities Dive on Future Cities
Philadelphia piloting smart loading zones with Sidewalk Labs tech
In digitizing curb assets and regulation, the city is trying to shore up safety and efficiency issues related to deliveries and parking enforcement, explained Smart Cities Director Akshay Malik.
Houston’s housing-first model is reducing homelessness. Here’s how it works and the obstacles it faces.
Over 90% housed under Houston’s housing-first program have remained housed for over two years, city officials say. But further progress is challenged by a housing shortage and other factors.
Smart Cities Dive on Procurement
The vast, untapped potential of city procurement
The procurement process — often governed by complex regulations and overworked staff — typically occurs outside public view. That needs to change if it's to help the community meet its environmental…
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Oslo closing in on Vision Zero goal with no pedestrian or cyclist deaths in 2019
The city only had one traffic death all year when a driver ran his car into a fence, and a car-free city center is being credited with helping improve things.
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