UrbanLogiq (formerly CommunityLogiq) has been invited to attend and speak at this years Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator. Taking place at Harvard between January 19 - 21, the summit brings together cities, government agencies and smart city industry experts. Organized by The Innovator's Forum: "The 2017 Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator at Harvard will help city strategic urban planners, chief innovation officers, technology officers, and

GIS technology has been is use by government for decades. However, as previously discussed, major changes in technology have made this technology accessible to city departments of all sizes.  This opens up more possibilities for city departments to apply location intelligence and geospatial analytics on a much wider scale. What does this mean in practice? McKinsey's report, "Transforming cities through GIS technology" cites several

Data analytics, machine learning, internet of things and big data. These are common buzzwords that can be found everywhere when discussing smart city technology use.  What do they mean practically? Here are 4 specific examples of how technology is making cities and governments smarter: 1. Multi-Modal Transportation A smart city is one that will reduce vehicle traffic and allow people and goods

Geographic information systems (GIS) have been around for many decades. They are tools that allow for the manipulation and representation of data on a map. In fact, many larger cities have dedicated GIS departments. They are popular in cities and can be used by almost any department for both internal and external users. For example, a city planning department will likely layer

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