We were interested to see this market research report that confirms many of the beliefs that led to the founding of the Smart Cities Council. It provides important insights about smart cities as the way forward – and ways to get started. We think you'll find it interesting too.
Identity and password management problems can take a big toll on city IT departments and employee productivity. Click to learn how two Florida cities have streamlined their processes in those areas and identified real efficiency gains.
The European Commission is spending 4 million euros to fund a three-year project to create a neighborhood-scale energy management platform. What may prove most useful is the EC's plan to also test new business models. Find out why.
San Francisco and nearby Silicon Valley have already proven the value of attracting world-class software talent. Now SF wants that talent to turn its attention to smart city projects. Click for a look at how it intends to make that happen (and why you should consider doing the same).
It's no secret that we have too many delivery trucks from too many companies driving around our cities, duplicating effort and increasing emissions. The European Commission has funded research to find solutions and we think you'll agree some of them are pretty interesting.
On-body cameras and iPads are just two smart policing technologies ready for prime-time, according to police officials. Click for a preview of the other smart tools officers will be using soon – and a few that are still a few years out.
A recent piece from the Economist takes a hard look at the Open Data phenomenon, which is exploding around the world. We think you'll want to skim it for its warnings about what could go wrong – and anecdotes about cities that are doing it right.
With so many cities clamoring for ways to deploy citywide wireless networks, it's curious to see a California city talking about dismantling the free wi-fi system it launched back in 2007. Click for what's behind the Riverside council's thinking.
A 2011 earthquake in New Zealand spurred a rebuilding effort in Christchurch that is relying on smart technologies and engaged citizens. Find out why it's another great example of turning lemons into lemonade.
A survey of public officials found that 69% of them see economic factors as the number one reason why cities need fast fiber networks. Yet only a fraction of them are actively pursuing public fiber networks. Find out why (and what they can do about it).