Which world city is leading the sustainability bandwagon for waste management? For urban transportation? And how about finance and economic development? Click for the 10 winners in the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards and see what you can learn from each one.
In Vancouver, B.C., the police department's gradual adoption of analytics-led policing has seen property crimes decline 24% and violent crimes 9%. Read about the 'analytics culture' that made it happen.
To create some buzz around fast fiber networks, a New Zealand telecomm infrastructure company is hosting a year-long competition. When all is said and done, one town will claim the prize as NZ's fiber showcase. Get details on this time-tested approach.
An early version of public safety software is equipped to use Google Glass as its display. Click for a video sneak peek – and the reasons why you don't want your first responders to be guinea pigs.
Read why a stupid mistake by one employee of a Scottish city led to a €100,000 fine levied by the UK Information Commissioner's Office. There's a data privacy lesson in it for cities everywhere.
Microsoft has been selling software to governments for years, but a recent win in Brazil suggests a formula worth a second look. Big Data is a piece of it, but click to see what else is involved.
By now, Rio de Janeiro's Operations Center has become a smart city exemplar. Yet as widely covered as it has been, we think you'll want to take a look at the excellent CNN story we’ve linked at the site.
A post from ArchDaily reminds us that we've got lots of smart technology and lots of data, but even so we're missing a couple of things. One is the kind of knock-you-down creativity you'll see in an award-winning smart highway project. We've got video and details at the site.
A report from Frost & Sullivan predicts rapid growth in several smart city sectors and a $3.3 trillion market potential in smart cities by 2025. That's pretty incredible in itself, but F&S turned up some other interesting tidbits you'll want to see too.
A program designed to develop kids from South L.A. and Watts into a new generation of community and technology leaders is getting high marks, according to VentureBeat. Learn what the URBAN.Txt program is doing right and why it wants to be a model for other cities.