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Baltimore Health Corps pilot could serve as model for other cities
12 Apr 2021
The Baltimore Health Corps launched in June 2020 as a way to recruit, train, and employ 275 new community health workers who were unemployed, furloughed, or underemployed.
Study reveals how cities are using tech and data to drive social development goals
30 Mar 2021
ESI ThoughtLab collaborated with a coalition of government, business, and academic leaders to conduct the global benchmarking study.
Populus helps global cities manage flexible street policies for reopening
10 Jul 2020
Platform allows cities to identify temporary or permanent street policies, communicate them to the general public, and digitally provide up-to-date information to key mobility stakeholders.
US cities selected for Digital Kerb Challenge
01 Jul 2020
Aspen, Nashville, Omaha, and West Palm Beach will team with kerb management company Coord on “smart zone” programmes tailored to their individual mobility challenges.
Baltimore launches first-of-its-kind Health Corps to help those hardest hit by Covid-19
05 Jun 2020
More than 300 residents who are currently jobless are being recruited to help address the city’s interconnected economic and public health crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Pro-bono partnership helps share Covid-19 messages via digital screens
08 Apr 2020
The Capitol and SCM partnership will utilise SCM’s Citypost platform to help public health officials conduct outreach about testing sites and deliver other real-time information related to the pandemic.
From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”
11 Mar 2020
A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.
Smart city interactive kiosks debuted in St Louis
24 Jan 2020
The city aims to put smart technology on the ground to advance equity, safety, discovery and mobility across the economic spectrum.
New Orleans declares state of emergency amid cyber attack
14 Dec 2019
The latest incident follows a new report which finds that the US was hit by an “unprecedented and unrelenting barrage” of ransomware attacks in 2019.
The rising threat and cost of ransomware to cities
02 Oct 2019
Emsisoft’s latest report reveals that 621 government entities, healthcare service providers, school districts, colleges and universities in the US have been affected by ransomware this year.
Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers
12 Jul 2019
As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.
Baltimore calls for federal emergency declaration after cyber attack
05 Jun 2019
City council president wants the federal government to have a larger supporting role in helping the city recover from the attack that disabled computer systems and key citizen services.
University initiative aims to help cities make data-driven change
01 May 2019
John Hopkins University in Baltimore is launching the Centres for Civic Impact which will help public organisations to use data and research to improve public life.
Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge
19 Mar 2019
The US Smart Cities Council said trends this year include a focus on regional collaboration and two finalists are trying to give their communities a second life.
Baltimore uses AWS CloudStart to help innovate
21 Jan 2019
The US city will use the cloud computing programme to support entrepreneurs and start-ups working on solutions that improve citizens’ quality of life
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