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Local governments reveal top priorities, biggest barriers in smart tech adoption

10/13/2016

A survey of nearly 500 city and county administrators across the U.S. identified smart city technologies as a top priority in the public safety sector. What most described as the biggest barrier to implementation, however, may not surprise you.

Mayors: How the MetroLab Network can help you benefit from local universities

01/13/2016

If you aren’t working with local universities on your smart cities initiatives, you’re missing out on a valuable resource for research, design and development. Nearly two dozen American cities are working with universities to design and test pilots, and a new mechanism is making it even easier for cities like yours to tape into university resources too.

Lessons for Clean-up Ganga from Springfield

10/29/2015

Domestic waste accounts for 80 per cent of pollutants in Ganga, which sweeps into the river through various sources. The Springfield city, in US, recently added an enhanced high-rate treatment (EHRT) facility featuring the world's largest compressible media filtration (CMF) system to treat the water quality in Mad River. Read to know the details of the project.

Smart city spending: 5 new research reports predict where the action will be

10/15/2015

Five new research reports take a stab at predicting the future growth of everything from outdoor WiFi to electric buses to the smart grid. Is your city's roadmap in sync with where these markets are heading? Click for research highlights and report links.

Report: Creating massive economic opportunity on the way to a low-carbon future

09/08/2015

Smart and green cities are increasingly viewed as central to achieving a low-carbon, prosperous and resilient future. An inspiring new report suggests how to achieve that scenario with smart policies and global collaboration. Learn how your city can accelerate its progress.

Study: Mobile payments catching on in the UK. Is your city ready?

07/28/2015

Cities that aren't using – or considering using – mobile payments systems may want to reconsider. A new MasterCard study indicates the British are becoming more willing to drop their reservations about making payments by phone in favor of the convenience. The bonus for cities? They may be able to save a lot of money.

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