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Local public-private sources pledging $90M to Smart City Challenge prize pot in Columbus, Ohio

The city of Columbus, Ohio, could see an additional $90 million from public and private sources on top of $50 million that will be provided to the winner of the Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge.

Q&A: National League of Cities discusses 'the monstrous cost of infrastructure'

The National League of Cities just came out with its annual report, "Paying for local infrastructure in a new era of federalism," that it does in collaboration with the State Municipal Leagues.

5 Florida cities in pilot to subsidize Uber fares

Five Florida cities are subsidizing Uber fares by 25 percent in an effort to boost usage of public transit.

Hartford, Conn., police force joins other small cities opening high-tech crime centers

The Hartford, Conn., Police Department is the latest small city police departments to launch a crime-fighting tech center.

IHS: Smart city device shipments to reach over 1B by 2025

Some 1.2 billion internet-connected smart city devices will ship globally in 2025, up from 115.4 million in 2015, according to research firm HIS, which recently released its 2016 IHS Smart Cities Devices Report. 

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