Where will workers with the deep analytical skills so critical to smart city success come from? A collaboration between IBM and Dublin City University offers one answer.
A new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan underlines what has already become apparent in the field. Read why transportation has become one of the most common flash points for a smart city.
French giant EDF's sustainable cities initiative led by Pascal Terrien is global in nature and seeks to define the ideal role of a utility in urban environments where 75% of the world’s population will reside by 2050. Click to read our Q&A with Terrien, one of Europe's leading experts on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Smart city authority Dr. Boyd Cohen believes communities should act more like lean startups. There's certainly value in lean techniques that city leaders may want to consider. But there are dangers as well. Click to the site for examples.
Transit-oriented developments (TODs) are mixed-use residential and commercial areas designed to maximize access to public transport. A great theory in concept -- but difficult to get things right in practice. A new tool may fix that.
If you are merely studying smart city technical innovations -- if you are failing to study financial innovations too -- then you are missing the boat. If you do want to study financial innovations, you should start with value capture.
The Glasgow City Council hopes smartphones, social media and smart lighting will get residents out of their cars and onto bikes or their feet. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality -- and to tackle obesity. Will it work?
What are the most overlooked energy efficiency opportunities today? We’d put heat pumps on the list -- and apparently we're not alone. Learn why Navigant Research thinks the heat pump market will almost triple in the next few years.
Drivers in the Twin Cities and Seattle are trying to make sense of smart lanes – a concept that's been used in Europe for about a decade and produced impressive results. But we're not convinced it's the right way to go in the U.S. See if you agree.
You have to appreciate the irony. Futurist and urban researcher Anthony Townsend is on a promo tour for his forthcoming book Smart Cities. He's trying to drum up interest in smart cities by... well, by denigrating smart cities.