A new report from GBI Research labels security as a core product within the smart cities market due to the growing complexity of data management, and the resulting threat of viruses and malware.
New research from IDC Government Insights confirms what those of us out in the market are seeing in our work lives -- that the smart cities market is nearing the tipping point.
Isolated smart infrastructure projects that aren't connected and don't work together are not going to create a smart city. Without a clear plan for how they're all going to fit and work together, those projects will be nothing more than isolated smart parts of an otherwise still dumb city, according to author Tristan Wilkinson.
A London startup is developing tiles made from 95% recycled tires that can harvest energy from footsteps and turn it into electricity for street lights and other urban needs.
Vancouver, B.C. is considered a prime example of successful smart cities planning and development, but can other cities adopt and adapt the steps it took to get there? Vancouver's former city planning director recently told a Seattle audience that it could and should.
Glasgow, Scotland is embarking on a government-funded project to install a new surveillance system of more than 400 "super intelligent" CCTV cameras that will monitor for threats and alert authorities once they have been identified.
Usually we think of the world's mega-cities – maybe Amsterdam or Toronto – when we think of smart cities. But increasingly we're seeing examples of how smaller cities have joined the smart cities movement. In fact, some are helping lead the way.
India will have to accommodate another 700 million city dwellers over the next 20 years, which has led its government to announce plans to set up two smart cities in every state.
Livermore, California became the inaugural community in The Capacity Project, a new initiative from Chevron and WattzOn to help provide sustainable local economic growth, help residents save money on power bills and help the local workforce gain skills for careers in cleantech industries.
Public safety may be a primary reason for street lighting initiatives, but a number of cities are finding that advanced lighting technologies can lead to very significant energy savings.