Public safety and security

Surging Seas: Tool points to climate change risk by zip code

Fri, 2014-04-25 06:00 -- SCC Staff

An online mapping tool that zooms in on U.S. coastal areas at risk from rising sea levels adds New England to its coverage this week. New York, New Jersey and Florida are already included. The tool projects how high sea levels could rise in affected zip codes and the number of buildings and people that could be flooded.

Fort Worth smiles for wearable police cameras

Wed, 2014-04-02 06:00 -- Doug Cooley

Fort Worth will bump up its bet on smart public safety technology by purchasing 400 additional “on-officer” cameras for its police department. The Texas city already has 200 of the Taser Axon flex cameras in use to record interchanges between officers and community members. Find out why Fort Worth officials are so sold on the technology.

Success tips for social media (from an internationally recognized source)

Wed, 2013-10-16 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

Everywhere you go, you read advice telling cities to use social media (we say it here at Smart Cities Council all the time). But using social media is one thing. Getting citizens to read it is another. Read about an Ohio town of 10,500 that has 88,000 Facebook "likes" and what that success has meant.

Want to win a smart city contest? Here's how Glasgow did it

Wed, 2013-09-25 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

Glasgow, Scotland competed with 29 other UK cities to win the Future Cities Demonstrator designation from the UK's Technology Strategy Board, along with roughly $38 million to help finance its ideas. What were the ideas that brought Glasgow to the top of the heap? Click for highlights.