For resilience and other reasons, microgrids are worth considering, but the journey to build one can be quite bumpy. There are already 800 people on the waiting list for one that’s about to come online in Brooklyn. Here’s what it took — and where else the concept could work.
Some 25% of Americans don’t have internet access. Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says that’s the kind of gap that prevents cities from becoming smart cities. Learn how this Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant winner plans to turn equality into an economic boost.
Milton Keynes is far from the only community in the UK making real progress with its smart city initiatives, but its creative new partnerships are bound to drive it further toward its goals of inclusivity and business and industry development.
What does it take to make a smart cities initiative successful? At Smart Cities Week, five tech leaders from cities around the world shared their best advice for ensuring your next initiative is a smashing success.
Opioids (both prescribed and illegal) cause more than 33,000 accidental deaths annually in the U.S. While city medical and social service agencies have committed to finding new ways to treat addiction, it's an extremely difficult task for several reasons. Read on to learn about new approaches, the challenges to implementing them and why data is essential.
Columbus, Ohio was awarded $50 million in the U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge last year for its proposal to build a smarter, safer transportation network. Smart Cities Week attendees received a progress report on what the city and its partners have been doing since then — and why.
When we say inclusive mobility, it sounds fairly straightforward: access to affordable transportation for everyone. Providing equitable mobility for everyone might not be easy, but it's essential if we're all to have the opportunities to improve our quality of life. Read our story from Smart Cities Week to learn more.
Climate change is already dealing out massive impacts. But Carl Pope, former head of the Sierra Club, says there is reason to be hopeful. And cities are the best places to start. Learn why and what’s holding them back.
One of the most valuable teammates you can have for a smart cities initiative isn’t at City Hall; it’s your electric utility. Learn how their impact can go far beyond the electricity they provide and how they can help you win the 2018 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge.
Driverless vehicles are expected to have a major impact on cities within the next few years, and that impact will reach far beyond roads and streets, according to a panel of experts speaking at Smart Cities Week 2017. Read on to learn why they say city planners probably have a much bigger job ahead of them than they expect.