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Next Century Cities: 32 Cities Form Broadband Collective
October 22, 2014 - Through Next Century Cities, leaders will gain opportunities to work with partner cities, share knowledge and assist in development of next-generation broadband networks.

New Orleans Cuts Murder Rate Using Data Analytics
October 22, 2014 - City officials have amassed a significant amount of crime statistics to identify high risk individuals, criminal social networks and the neighborhoods that foster them.

Penn State's Innovation Park to Expand
October 22, 2014 - Designs for a building with 60,000 square feet of leasable space were ditched, and architects revamped their efforts to come up with a building that had greater economic potential — with 82,000 square feet of leasable space.

University of Texas Gets Money to Study New Energy Source in Gulf of Mexico
October 22, 2014 - The university plans to use the funding to harvest and analyze core samples of methane hydrate from sandstone reservoirs thousands of feet under the Gulf - the first time the deposits have been retrieved from U.S. waters.

Oak Ridge Lab to Help Chattanooga Utility Use Grid Data to Improve Power
October 21, 2014 - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory boasts one of the fastest and biggest computers in the world, and conducts much of the basic scientific research that power companies and utilities can build upon to serve their customers.

Plans for Manchester, N.H., Solar Array Project Move Forward
October 21, 2014 - A committee on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding, authorizing American Capital Energy to plan and arrange financing for a solar array at the city's landfill, along with smaller arrays on the roofs of selected buildings.

Confronting the West’s Water Crisis
October 21, 2014 - A new report highlights opportunities to improve water management in drought-stricken Western states.

L.A. Unified Says it Believes Superintendent Deasy Acted Ethically on iPads
October 20, 2014 - A separation agreement released by the district made reference to its ongoing investigation, but added that "the Board anticipates that the Inspector General's report will confirm" that Deasy acted appropriately.

Supervisor Wants San Francisco to Seize Opening to Lay Wi-Fi Cable
October 20, 2014 - Supervisor David Chiu’s “Dig Once” proposal would require private and public agencies digging up streets for other work to allow the placement of city-owned conduits that can be used for fiber-optic cables.

Los Angeles Wants to Ban Parking Space Sales Via Apps
October 20, 2014 - In an 11-0 vote, the council requested that the City Attorney’s office draft a measure to ensure that parking spaces are not hoarded by companies and are fully available to the general public.

High-Speed Internet Widely Available in Yakima County, Wash., Official Says
October 20, 2014 - About 91.5 percent of the county can now access speeds of 100 megabits per second and up, well above the national average of 60 percent.

New Digital Tool Will Help Houston Firefighters Battle Building Blazes
October 20, 2014 - Fire departments in the five-county area have developed a digital database of high-risk structures — those critical to the nation's daily operations, high-rises and some large commercial buildings.

4 Projects that Make City Life More Fun and Engaging video
October 17, 2014 - From projects that assist visually impaired pedestrians to games that motivate residents to exercise more often, these deployments emphasize the beauty, fun and tranquility in a bustling urban environment.

Three Connecticut Cities Pursue Gigabit Network
October 17, 2014 - When it comes to high-speed broadband, meeting demand isn’t always in the incumbent's business model -- so Connecticut is taking matters into its own hands.

Sean Parker Must Create Beach-Mapping App for California Coastal Commission
October 17, 2014 - Parker agreed to do the high-tech form of community service in order to make amends for his environmental blunder at his Big Sur wedding last year.

Internal Logistics and Form of Government are Key to Resilient Cities Grant Jumpstart
October 17, 2014 - Portland, Ore., is among the locations hoping for a Resilient Cities grant as Alameda, Calif., goes its own way.

Austin Plan for Renewable Energy at Odds with Utility
October 17, 2014 - The city council has called for a dramatic expansion in solar power generation, earning accolades from environmental advocates. But the city-owned utility, Austin Energy, has balked at the proposal.

Lighting Dark Fiber Could Raise Legal Challenges in Columbia, Mo.
October 16, 2014 - Government officials in Columbia, Mo., want to light and expand the city’s dark fiber infrastructure. But incumbent Internet service providers may raise unfair competition claims if the plan goes forward.

Data-Driven Strategy and Innovation for a Healthier Chicago
October 16, 2014 - With continued—and even formalized—relationships between individuals, organizations and sectors, the city's data-driven innovations could transform how governments handle public health issues, both internally and externally.

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