Written by: Rachel Rasmussen Last week a few members of the UL team stowed their umbrellas and flew to sunny California for the much-anticipated National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit, hosted this year in Los Angeles. The leadership-in-government advocacy group curates the City Summit annually as an opportunity for corporate leaders across all 50 U.S states to exchange best practices

Written by: Leah Hanvey A few weeks ago, while I was visiting Helsinki, Finland on vacation, I attended a tech meet-up where I had the pleasure of meeting Juhani Kantola, CIO of Forum Virium Helsinki. With no previous knowledge of what the organization was or did, Juhani educated me on the somewhat unconventional structure of the organization: a completely independent organization

Every day, over a billion people drive from point A to point B. That transit of a billion people, generates a considerable amount data. What’s more, traffic data collection can give us deeper knowledge of how people use roads and it is increasingly becoming an integral part of building smart cities. Learning where those millions of cars, trucks, mopeds, and

Over the last few years, we’ve been hearing a lot of about the Smart Cities movement. With the formation of many industry groups, rapid changes in technology (self driving cars?), large vendors launching new product lines and investments occurring in startups, it’s easy to feel like we are on the cusp of moving towards the perfectly operated city.  Have Smart Cities been