District energy and co-generation have found astonishing success in places like Denmark where advocates trumpet their energy efficiency. But they've never caught on in North America, not yet anyway. Learn why proponents of district energy think it's time for another look.
Cities around the world have a new ally in the fight to achieve prosperity and sustainability. More than a dozen top technology firms — including some of the world's largest — have formed the Smart Cities Council to provide cities with tools and best practices. Click to read the press release.
A new version of IBM's Smarter Water product includes a promising new feature that allows third-party developers to build water apps – think leak detection, flood management, water quality and the like – on its platform. Find out how this will change the water app landscape.
If you are a city leader in one of the 10 regions that Grist contends will be hardest hit by climate change, you now have even more reasons to create a smart city roadmap – one that includes ways to mitigate the disasters you'll soon experience.
Smart city thought leader Gordon Feller proposes three steps cities can take to better harness the power of the cloud. What's interesting is that it's not all about technology. Find out why the hardest parts are about people, process and policy issues.
With all of the apps and gadgetry in today's smart phones, a Harvard professor suggests they are really tracking devices that happen to allow voice calls. For cities wanting to take advantage of their amazing capabilities, the issue becomes how to avoid the "creepy" factor.
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai launched an ambitious plan to put Israel's second largest city at the forefront of the move to digital government – with some interesting priorities. Click to learn how ticket reservations and discounts fit in his scheme.
If there's a single roadblock to smart city progress we hear most often, it's "making the business case." That's why we thought you should see how Smart Growth America has approached that problem.
Local partnerships can be a key piece of the smart cities formula. In the United Kingdom numerous partnering forms and flavors are cropping up. Click for a look at two important lessons cities everywhere can learn from the UK experience.
After touring the Las Vegas revitalization effort dubbed Downtown Project, education venture capitalist Tom Vander Ark writes about the schools piece of it – a useful reminder that education may be the most important smart city service of all.