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Scroll down to read the latest news and trends in the smart cities space. Also check out timely articles about Compassionate Cities.

Tomorrow's schools: Lessons from Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Chicago and more

12/01/2016

What will tomorrow's schools look like? Several cities are already building them, earning an economic advantage from companies hungry for well-skilled workers. From after-school STEM programs and tablet computers to virtual schools and virtual reality, here are some ideas to consider.

How one city plans to get smarter (and share how they did it with others)

11/22/2016

One of the big challenges on the path to becoming a smart city is figuring out how to do a better job of providing services for citizens when city resources are limited. Read the story to learn how Bellevue, Washington and partners will develop a tool to do just that—and share it with other cities.

Partner Spotlight: News for Siemens, Transdev, Itron, Cubic Transportation and more

11/22/2016

A blockchain microgrid partnership for Siemens... Cubic Transportation wins UK contract... recognition for Transdev... Itron's Australia water distribution automation project and a clean energy company award for Schneider Electric. Click the links for details.

Disaster planning: why natural defenses can help your city

11/17/2016

For coastal communities subject to frequent destructive storms, there may be a line of defense that is helping to lessen their impact. New research indicates that coastal wetlands have been responsible for significant reductions in property damage. But we're not doing enough to protect them.

Want a truly resilient smart city? Then let's talk microgrids

11/17/2016

Connecticut was hit hard by massive storms (including Hurricane Sandy) that caused major power outages and extensive property damage a few years ago. That had a lot to with why the state quickly launched a program to fund microgrid construction: to limit outages and lessen the aftermath. Read our story for an update.

How technology helps cities prepare for (and respond to) disasters

11/17/2016

As weather patterns change and become more unpredictable, it is essential for cities to be able to quickly and comprehensively respond to disasters. Here are some approaches you can use to ensure you are deploying emergency personnel and equipment precisely where and when they're needed.

People need safe water: How to see issues before they bubble to the surface

11/17/2016

How can water utilities effectively and efficiently protect their delivery networks against floods and other disasters? Black & Veatch shares technologies they can use to better inform their decision-making and meet customer expectations of clean, safe water.

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