A data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has created a powerful tool capable of analyzing billions of tweets and other social media messages in just seconds to discover patterns and make sense of all the information. Learn why the payoff could be healthier, safer cities.
"Infill" is the new buzzword in urban sustainability -- making better use of existing assets before you look elsewhere. Don't miss this guest post on hidden assets -- fiber optic graveyards, for example – that your city may be sitting on.
At first glance, smart parking may seem like a trivial part of the overall smart transportation issue. But it is actually becoming a cornerstone of smart mobility strategies. Click for details on a new forecast about smart parking growth from Navigant Research.
Energy storage is one of the most important, most exciting new technologies. And big cities are becoming the proving grounds for the latest breakthroughs. Learn how big buildings in cities where power is costly are tapping into battery power and seeing big savings.
No city can afford to build duplicate, side-by-side smart infrastructure for each department. Sharing infrastructure and sharing costs is just plain smart; learn how Itron is making it happen in one of China's "eco-cities."
A growing number of cities are taking a page from private industry and hiring chief innovation officers to foster new thinking at city hall and help identify and implement new technologies.
There was a time when sustainability advocates were often at odds with those who promote workability and growth. A new report from the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy showcases how that has changed – offering 10 real-world city examples you'll want to see.
Many of the most exciting smart city possibilities relate to predictive analytics -- crunching data to forecast what will happen next. But there's always been a "blind spot" in how to predict and simulate human decisions, especially during unexpected events. Learn how Australian researchers are making progress on that front.
Imagine the environmental benefits of electric buses. Now imagine them WITHOUT the mess and ugliness of overhead wires. That's precisely what ABB has invented. Learn how (and when) this technology could revolutionize mass transit.
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.