Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist has written a thoughtful piece on traffic congestion – and why it's not always a bad thing. Find out why he says that – and the important piece we think he left out.
After successful pilots, Vietnam's fourth largest city is taking what one official calls "bold steps" in deploying advanced technologies to solve two of its priority challenges – transportation and water. Read why an IBM exec says Da Nang is "punching above its weight as a smarter city."
Thanks to a consolidation in the '60s, Jacksonville, Florida is one of the largest cities by area in the U.S. But that kind of big can bring stress on siloed IT systems. Read how the mayor's technology vision and a determined CIO managed to turn things around.
Sustainability and innovative technology weren't the drivers when Palo Alto signed its first Sister City pact half a century ago. But times have changed. Learn what's behind new agreements the California city has signed with cities in China and Germany.
When Google Australia revealed the eight locales where it believes small businesses are making best use of the Internet, they likely took some by surprise. Click to see which cities were recognized (and which were snubbed) in the tech giant's eTown awards.
Software developed to help the military track networks of insurgents is now being tested by a metro police gang unit. If all goes well it will be a win for the military and the police agency involved – and potentially other departments with gang problems.
Where will the tech-savvy workforce we'll need to steer tomorrow's smart cities come from? An innovative New York City high school technology program that jumpstarts college and tech careers – and was lauded by President Obama in his State of the Union address earlier this year – is expanding with help from Smart City Council Lead Partners National Grid and Microsoft, among others.
Kari Kukka says living in Adjutantti -- Finland's smart new showcase for future urban living -- makes a big difference in the quality of her life. Click to learn why – and what it is about Adjutantti that makes saving energy inevitable.
We've rounded up a handful of just-plain-interesting smart technologies that have the potential to redefine smart city living – some sooner, some later.
The research arm of The Economist has just published a report benchmarking the global competitiveness of the world's 120 largest cities. It's worth the read for its insights into the many factors that make a city more competitive. Infrastructure plays a key role, but there are many other factors as well.