Source: GCN Staff, GCN

The Obama Administration has launched a broad smart cities campaign, announcing $160 million in federal funding and more than 25 new public-private collaborations to help local communities use emerging technologies to reduce traffic congestion, fight crime, foster economic growth and improve the delivery of city services.

Programs and funding were announced on Sept. 14, and involve federal agencies, cities, universities, industry and cross-sector community collaborations.  The efforts were also showcased at a Sept. 14 "White House Smart Cities Forum" in Washington, D.C.