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Can a marathon hackathon by scores of IT geeks help Bengaluru solve some of its critical problems? Not sure, then wait for October 3 & 4, to find out the result when NASSCOM hosts a two-day hackathon with an aim to do the same.
The sixth-largest city in India – Chennai – is now also the sixth Indian city to get its own Metro Rail following the likes of Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kolkata and Bengaluru. The entire network will cover 45 km in Phase I, with 32 stations, for an investment of Rs 14,600 crore...
Honolulu Smart911 service will aid first responders… Hudson, Ohio takes a DIY approach to high-speed Internet… Singapore's "Blockpooling" encourages borrowing rather than buying… Old meets new in Minneapolis digital archives gallery… Montgomery recycling facility scores honors for innovative partnership.
As kids head back to school, advanced technologies are helping educators stretch scarce budget dollars while improving services. Read how smart technologies are helping schools enhance energy efficiency, provide a more secure environment and promote success in the classroom.
After the Assam government nominated Shillong for the Centre’s ambitious ‘100 Smart Cities’ project, there has been more skepticism rather than optimism on the ‘Smart City’ project among the people of Shillong, according to a local newspaper.
High court rulings in Missouri are prompting some cities to dismantle their red light camera programs and are triggering millions of dollars in refunds in others. Elsewhere, cities are reevaluating the promised safety gains. Are the cameras worth it?
With urban populations swelling, some cities are faced with the challenge of finding places for people to work and play – and it's led to ideas that at another time may have seemed ridiculous. Underground parks. Floating cities. Plastic roads. Click for details.
As cities grow, so typically do the number of traffic fatalities. Unchecked, they could soon become one of the leading causes of death. Learn how some cities are putting this dangerous trend in reverse.
It’s usually hard to find funding to put more cops on the streets, but new camera networks are giving police in Corpus Christi, Philadelphia and elsewhere thousands of extra eyes. It appears businesses and citizens are willing to help too – and the programs are putting more criminals behind bars.