The local consideration follows the litany of coverage on local tech:
Kansas City: Making a City Data-smart - Kansas City, Mo., is a pioneer in leveraging public-private partnerships to provide free services to residents. But it is vigilant about protecting the privacy of user data.
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Download the PDF The definition of a "smart city" is changing. While it refers to a community that adopts technological tools to become more efficient, the term also increasingly encompasses ideas of sustainability, compassion and equity for all stakeholders.