Public safety and security

5 cities, 5 smart ideas: Dubai, Pittsburgh, Cornwall, Baltimore, Spokane

Fri, 2015-09-11 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

Read how Dubai's Smart Palms supply more than just shade (Wi-Fi, for instance)… Learn about Pittsburgh's roadmap to inclusive innovation… See what Superfast Cornwall has accomplished beyond connectivity… Read how pooling private security videos is helping Baltimore police fight crime… and see how a new smart bus system will reduce time spent at Spokane bus stops.

5 cities, 5 smart ideas: Honolulu, Hudson, Singapore, Minneapolis, Montgomery

Fri, 2015-09-04 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

Smart cities need smart schools: See how technology is making it happen

Wed, 2015-09-02 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

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.

St. Louis must issue red light camera refunds; are cameras worth the trouble?

Fri, 2015-08-28 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

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?

New camera networks give police thousands of extra eyes

Wed, 2015-08-05 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi

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.