The city of Long Beach, Calif., is looking to partner with a “qualified” organization to support its new Smart City Initiative program, the Long Beach Collaboratory (LB Co-Lab). The new initiative seeks to provide technology solutions that address neighborhood challenges sourced by community participants from four Long Beach neighborhoods.

To combat traffic crashes and deaths, Connecticut will use smart motion sensors to detect a driver entering a highway exit ramp from the wrong direction. In addition to using the sensors, the state has also launched a multi-channel public awareness campaign about the dangers of wrong-way driving.

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The City of Long Beach, Calif., is launching a new Smart City Initiative – called the Long Beach Collaboratory (LB Co-Lab) – with a goal to “engage residents with civic technology design and equip them with technology skills to thrive in our ‘smart’ economy.”

The Mayor of Miami-Dade County in Florida announced that the county is beginning three new climate technology initiatives that will help cut down on wasted water, invest in ocean and climate tech, and regenerative ocean businesses, the county announced May 10.

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The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (the Alliance) announced a partnership with the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) that will look to aid the growth of smart cities by providing communities across the state access to new technologies, according to a press release.

The City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA) introduced the SmartLA 2028 strategy, a concise summary of their vision, approach to being a Smart City, and roadmap to accomplish said vision by 2028.

Municipal modernization efforts, particularly when deploying emerging technologies like 5G and broadband, don’t come without challenges. For the city of San Jose, Calif., it’s about overcoming challenges that ensure the residents are not left behind.

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