Devon Haynie

Assistant Managing Editor, US News & World Report

Devon Haynie is an assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, overseeing a section focused on news about the world’s cities. Under her leadership, reporters have covered a range of urban issues, including the controversial rollout of scooters in major cities, the aftermath of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, how New York City passed sweeping climate bills, and whether AirBnB has helped or hurt cities. 


Prior to this role, she was the international news editor at U.S. News, recruiting, editing and managing freelancers based primarily in South America and Africa. Her reporting has taken her everywhere from Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged North to Lesotho’s remote mountain villages. She’s been an Overseas Press Club Fellow and received two fellowships from the International Reporting Project.


A journalist for more than a decade, she’s written for the Associated Press, The Washingtonian, CityLab, Indianapolis Monthly and numerous other news organizations. Haynie received her bachelor of arts from Colgate University in 2003 and a master’s of science in journalism from Columbia University in 2007.


Wednesday, October 2
9:00 am - 10:30 am • Morning Plenary – Keynote Address: Introduction to Smarter Cities 2025 and Hyperconnected Cities; Fireside Chat: Building Smart Regions – Collaborating Across Boundaries (and how to make it work for your city and state)

Plenary Session 

Sponsor Keynote, Pennoni: "Introduction to Smart Cities 2025 and Hyperconnected Cities"

Featuring Joseph Viscuso, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Growth, Pennoni, and Steve Wray, Vice President and Director, Econsult Solutions, Inc.

Fireside Chat: Building Smart Regions —Collaborating Across Boundaries (and how to make it work for your city and state)

The District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are separate jurisdictions but operate collaboratively to pursue common goals such as improved mobility, meeting air quality standards, cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, among others. In this Fireside Chat, hear from DMV-area officials about their efforts to achieve smart city objectives from a regional perspective.