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Cities Cryptocurrency Finance

Andrew Yang Says He’ll Make NYC a Crypto Hub. Does That Make Sense ?

No doubt some New York voters find his pledge appealing, but pronouncements like this make people who follow the issue scratch their heads in bewilderment.   More

Cities Democracy Healthcare

Surprising Pandemic-Driven Progress in American Health: Day One Conference Report

Americans are surprisingly optimistic about their health as we collectively emerge from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, reported John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, at the outset of the three-day Health+Wealth of America conference Tuesday.   More

Cities Democracy Techonomy Events

Health + Wealth Day 2: Cities, the Pandemic, and Understanding Donald Trump

“There is nothing in the mayor book anywhere that says how to deal with a worldwide pandemic,” Mayor Van Johnson of Savannah, Georgia told the audience at the Health+Wealth of America conference on Wednesday. He kicked off the program with Valarie McCall, Chief of Communications, Government & International Affairs for the City of Cleveland. “It’s […]   More

5G Cities Mobile The Internet

Cloud + 5G = Vast New Infrastructure, Says Panel

Digital infrastructure globally is being reorientated as the "cloud" comes closer to everything we do, in parallel with the rollout of 5G. A roundtable recently explored this all, with Milan Rao, president of Wipro, and Mo Katibeh, chief marketing officer for AT&T Business.   More

Cities From the Magazine Transportation

Globally, Scooters are Crashing Into Cities

The ubiquitous scooters may eventually fulfill their promise. But for now, they're hitting bumps on urban streets around the world.   More

Cities Innovation Partner Insights

The Cleveland Comeback

In Cleveland, Mayor Frank G. Jackson's steady leadership is pushing the Midwestern city toward a prosperous, inclusive future.   More

Cities Government Innovation

Smart Cities Need Smart Mayors

Techonomy's CEO recently met with the mayors of two big U.S. cities to discuss how technology can help drive inclusive growth. Here are some takeaways from those conversations.   More

Cities Innovation Net Giants

How Microsoft is Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

Seattle’s economy is booming, thanks partly to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. Now, Microsoft is launching a program that may help alleviate the region's affordable housing crisis.   More

Business Cities Worth Reading

Billionaires are Transforming American Downtowns

The billionaires believe private enterprise can help revive cities like Detroit, San Antonio and Milwaukee. And so far, their investments are working.   More

Cities Innovation Transportation

Which Countries Are Winning the Self-Driving Race?

A new study from KPMG International ranks the Netherlands as the country most ready to support driverless cars, followed by Singapore and the United States. China ranks 16th.   More

Cities Opinion

Want to Change the World? Go Anywhere but Silicon Valley

Austin McChord built a tech unicorn in Norwalk, CT. He has two unconventional pieces of advice for those starting out in their careers.   More

Cities Partner Insights

Smart Cities Initiatives Gaining Momentum

With more than half the world’s population living in urban environments, now is the time for technology leaders to think about how to make cities smarter, more efficient, and more enjoyable. This piece, prepared by our partner, Celestica, looks at some of the progress so far toward making our cities smarter.   More

Cities Innovation Techonomy Events

Urban Space: Missed Opportunities and Looming Changes

In what has become a recurring theme of Techonomy 2017, the technology is outracing society’s capacity to thoughtfully integrate it. Monday’s sessions on the future of cities was no exception.   More

Cities Jobs

Construction Workers Need Tech Skills

Construction is a critical industry that has neither the tech nor the trained workers it needs. McKinsey calculates the world needs a stunning $3.3 trillion in new infrastructure every year through 2030 to keep pace with projected economic growth. New training programs, new attitudes, and new software are urgently needed.   More

Analytics & Data Cities Community Insights

Michigan Bets on Connected Tech for its Continued Revival

Michigan's leaders want it to become a tech hub. But low-wage work is increasingly the norm, and Detroit still has very far to go. Policymakers aim to leverage the considerable tech resources of existing industries, and plan to use the Internet of Things as another key element for a leap forward. Smart traffic lights are going in now.   More

Cities Internet of Things

Connected Cities Demand a Great User Experience

The capabilities of the Internet of Things are uniting city planners and technology experts everywhere to transform metropolises into smart, connected cities. Smart cities are popping up in Europe and around the world. What we need are systems of experience that represent the people, processes, and technology, giving cities necessary long-term sustainability. How will the IoT help to build cities of the future?   More

Cities Community Insights Transportation

Harnessing the Data Exhaust (from vehicles)

It may be another generation until driverless cars are the norm, but in the meantime we need data to train the software, as well as to assist in the development of new infrastructure and regulatory regimes. A vast amount of data is already accumulating from cars now on the road, and it dwarfs what's gathered in Google and Uber’s autonomous car projects.   More

Cities Community Insights

Disrupting Concrete with Code

The construction industry is less productive than it was 60 years ago. Software and digital tools are either absent or extremely primitive. But new software could help this industry finally catch up to the rest of the economy. The mobile devices that are in every construction workers' hands should help them get their jobs done.   More

Cities Startup Culture

Tech:NYC Celebrates and Shapes New York’s Tech Industry

Tech:NYC draws together local tech companies large and small to work with government, build industry ties and cultivate critical tech talent. It was only formed last year, but is already having a significant impact, both underscoring and contributing to the robust growth of technology in New York.   More

Cities Transportation

Happy Trails: An Inexpensive Way to Revive American Suburbs

As people move more and more to cities, suburban America is in need of a facelift. City living is attractive to young people because they are aware of their energy consumption, they like the action there, and the cost of car and home ownership is often out of reach. Suburban areas across the country are utilizing new trail systems to connect communities, making them more bikeable, pedestrian friendly and green.   More