Here are some critical questions cities need to ask to ensure “smart cities” and emerging technology projects are focused on people and outcomes, and not just tech.Continue reading
Smart Cities: Making Government Accountability Work
Earlier this week, we collaborated with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to discuss how cities employing smart technologies can... View ArticleContinue reading
Smart cities in action: Who’s doing it right?
This summer I investigated how cities deploying “smart” technologies are addressing issues of privacy and data security. In particular, I... View ArticleContinue reading
How to Stop ‘Smart Cities’ From Becoming ‘Surveillance Cities’
Urban officials dream of a future of “Smart Cities” that use new technologies to gather comprehensive data and algorithms to achieve increased efficiency, sustainability, and safety. While many of these benefits are real, we must be vigilant to ensure that they don’t come at too high a cost, as the adoption of such technologies can also lead to an unacceptable increase in government surveillance.Continue reading
Beyond open data policy
Earlier this year, Sunlight’s Open Cities team updated its mission to reflect a shifting tide within our team and in... View ArticleContinue reading
Behind the curtain of smart cities: where do we stand?
As cities deal with the byproducts of increased urbanization: overpopulation, increases in energy consumption, and overall resource management, they have looked... View ArticleContinue reading
Cities should be smart about smart cities agreements
One thing all cities MUST do, and three questions to ask before signing an agreement with a smart cities vendor.Continue reading