Not all smart city applications have to be grandiose mega-solutions that cost millions of dollars and years of time. As this story points out, we can improve citizens' livability, workability and sustainability one small app at a time.
A must-read commentary from the Boston Globe reminds us that the smart cities industry can -- and must -- do a better job introducing smart cities technologies to citizens than utilities and vendors did with smart meter rollouts. Click for five preventable smart city pitfalls.
In a smart mobility collaboration with IBM researchers, the city of Dublin is integrating data from a citywide network of sensors with geospatial data to identify in real-time the optimal traffic-calming measures to reduce congestion.
The 2013 Copenhagenize Index of the world's most bike-friendly cities is out -- and once again Europe dominates. In fact, only one city in North America made the top 20. Find out which one – and see some ideas on how to make your city more bike friendly.
Pakistan's new $235 million hydroelectric power plant uses IBM smart infrastructure software that helps plant operators run their massive new energy complex more efficiently.
Energy efficiency remains the key driver in the smart lighting market, but that's going to change by the end of the decade according to a new NanoMarkets report.
Government agencies lauded for innovation? That's what the Top 25 Innovations in Government list recently released by Harvard University's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is all about. See which smart city technologies made the list.
Free public Wi-Fi has been a luxury until recently. Now we see evidence that it is gradually becoming a must-have, for those cities that hope to attract high-income technology professionals – and for other reasons too.
South Bend, Indiana faced an estimated $120 million in costs to get its wastewater collection system under control. But through a collaborative effort with Notre Dame University, IBM and a local tech company, the city was able to deploy a monitoring and collection system at a fraction of the estimate.
A new research report confirms what many of us have been hearing for the past year -- smart transportation is the fastest growing segment of the smart cities market.