State officials and partners gathered to map out their strategy for transforming Illinois into a smart state at the Smart State Roadmap Workshop recently. The two-day workshop, held by the Smart Cities Council, addressed sensors and Internet of Things, citizen engagement, services delivery and much more.
Policy frameworks and tools
The state of Illinois has taken up the ambitious goal of becoming the first smart state in the country. Read the story to learn about the strategies and priorities discussed during a Smart State Roadmap Workshop delivered by the Smart Cities Council
As Washington, D.C. moves forward with its work to build the smart city its leaders envision, the importance of standards that consistently assure interoperability of all its elements is becoming clear. Click for insights and lessons learned so far from the DowntownDC Business Improvement District.
Standards aren’t just about interoperability. They are also key to helping you measure your progress as a smart city and seeing how you compare to others. Read on to learn about a new benchmarking model and three steps you can take today to better measure your progress.
Many organizations are working on standards to ensure that smart cities are interoperable, cost-effective and successful. Read our story to learn how one group is working to bring those standards together in a coherent framework cities can rely on as they plan their projects.
If you're a city leader committed to a smart city transformation, you know the challenges well: It's a disruptive to dismantle what once was and build in its place a livable, economically vibrant and sustainable city. So why would you take on even more challenges to help smaller communities become smart too? Jesse Berst passes along four good reasons, including three ways to help yourself by helping others.
As the energy industry moves forward with the work of transforming an antiquated electricity network into a strong, resilient, responsive and reliable 21st century electric grid you may wonder who or what is shaping our energy future. Read the story to learn how and why smart cities are becoming more influential in the direction that future is taking.
Most cities and utilities see the smart cities transformation as truly revolutionary. But despite that, the latest Black & Veatch survey finds they’re moving slower in that direction. Learn about the obstacles they see in their way and how you can leap over them so you don’t get left behind.
Denmark's cities have most of the challenges other cities contend with in their smart city makeover efforts. But a new report says the country could very well become a smart cities world leader, and its national government very much wants to see that happen.
What the smart cities initiative really needs is a common platform for technology adoption that can be shared across different cities. At least that's the opinion of several industry leaders in Europe. Read the story to learn what they have in mind and why collaboration is such a big part of what they want to do.