United Nations Uses Technology to Address Worldwide Hunger Technology innovations enable refugees and other at-risk populations to purchase food without needing bank accounts or passwords. Electronic banking and iris scans ensure proper distribution of benefits, which can be used to shop in local markets, boosting local economies. Organized operational data can improve on-the-ground aid processes.  
Growing Cities Manage Services Through Smart Modules The continued growth of cities puts stress on existing urban infrastructure. Finding smart solutions to manage and grow city services allows citizens to voice and track concerns, holds local government accountable, and improves operational efficiencies for services such as waste management. The right solutions for disaster warning systems can even save lives.  
Drones, Robots, and Cloud Give Libraries a High-Tech Makeover COVID-19 closed most libraries, but it didn’t stop librarians from serving a content-hungry public. In a book-friendly pivot, online services, automated messaging, and curbside pickups are keeping all types of printed materials steadily flowing in and out of libraries. When we can return to the library, IoT, RFID, drones, and robots may have bigger roles in tracking, shelving, and distributing popular library materials.    
Real-time Monitoring Aims to Foil Flash Flood Fiascos Smart IoT-enabled flood monitoring systems allow state and local authorities to respond to localized flooding incidents and better predict future events, potentially reducing property damage and saving lives.  
Kansas City’s Smart Sewer Program Taps IoT for Monitoring and Maintenance Kansas City adds IoT technology to its Smart Sewer Program aimed at protecting public health and the natural environment. The initiative is a 25-year, multi-billion-dollar investment that aims to use robust asset management technology to optimize 2,800 miles of aging sewer pipes that handle the city’s flow of wastewater and stormwater.   
IoT Enables Smart, Sustainable Food Waste Management Solution A technology-based waste disposal machine uses IoT technologies and natural breakdown processes to reduce and prevent food waste with the goal of creating a zero-landfill environment.  

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Builders Get a Charge Out of Smart Glass Options Dynamic glass allows building owners to improve energy efficiency by adjusting heat and light transfer as needed. Now the same technology enables businesses and health care facilities to create flexible private spaces that are easy to maintain.  
On the Road with IoT in Philadelphia The City of Brotherly Love embraces technology to improve city roadways and help citizens as part of its Pitch & Pilot program. A series of partnerships with small tech companies and integrators push Philadelphia closer to its smart city goals.  
New Orleans Stalls Heat and Rain Damage with IoT Living in the Big Easy means living with the good and the bad weather of a subtropical climate. IoT sensors are helping the city track flooding and high temperatures to protect residents in danger zones and revitalize neighborhoods through better planning and development.  

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