Civic News

How does tech affect Baltimore’s SMART policing push?

May 25, 2022 4:31 pm

How does tech affect Baltimore’s SMART policing push?

Eric Melancon, Chief of Staff to BPD Commissioner Michael S. Harrison, offers insight on where the BPD is headed and how tech may help it fulfill the promises within the Department of Justice consent decree.
Here’s how AI-driven RoadBotics celebrated National Infrastructure Week

May 25, 2022 4:18 pm

Here’s how AI-driven RoadBotics celebrated National Infrastructure Week

At least four townships in the greater Pittsburgh region use the CMU spinout's technology, and have case studies showing how it's helped.
Guess which Midwest city is the water technology capital of the US

May 25, 2022 10:27 am

Guess which Midwest city is the water technology capital of the US

Dean Amhaus leads The Water Council in Milwaukee. Here's why he thinks this tech sector is so exciting — and urgently needed.
Become a ‘neighborhood librarian’ with Wikidelphia

May 24, 2022 2:40 pm

Become a ‘neighborhood librarian’ with Wikidelphia

With an 11-year-old goal of "information advocacy," the editors behind the city's own Wikipedia want you to explore — and maybe join the volunteer ranks, too.
The FCC proposed new requirements for broadband deployment funding. But first, it wants to know what you think

May 24, 2022 9:41 am

The FCC proposed new requirements for broadband deployment funding. But first, it wants to know what you think

If the proposals are enacted, they will likely have a great effect on several Pittsburgh nonprofits and others working to close the digital divide, potentially making their missions both easier and more difficult by raising upload and download speed requirements.
Philly’s tech employment declined in 2021 amid ‘a big reshuffling’

May 23, 2022 6:00 pm

Philly’s tech employment declined in 2021 amid ‘a big reshuffling’

The caveat: So did that of every other major US metro.
Why so many Pittsburgh tech companies are buying new office space

May 23, 2022 1:06 pm

Why so many Pittsburgh tech companies are buying new office space

Concessions — aka benefits and discounts offered to tenants to move into new space — are at a record high, JLL Pittsburgh reports.
City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department is launching a Tech Industry Partnership

May 20, 2022 2:47 pm

City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department is launching a Tech Industry Partnership

Modeled on existing partnerships focused on hospitality and manufacturing, Technical.ly is supporting the launch of a quarterly stakeholder gathering on tech employment. The first is Tuesday, May 24.
Ladybug Festival swarms back to Wilmington

May 20, 2022 8:30 am

Ladybug Festival swarms back to Wilmington

Plus, a roundup of upcoming Delaware happenings and recent entrepreneurship and education Power Moves.
Project Waves and Enterprise Community Development are partnering to provide $1M in free internet

May 19, 2022 3:48 pm

Project Waves and Enterprise Community Development are partnering to provide $1M in free internet

The organization is continuing to expand its free internet services with a model that focuses on multi-dwelling units.