Vitally important to the success of the smart cities movement, greenfield projects push the boundaries and encounter numerous challenges. They also provide invaluable feedback. Click for a look at successes and failures from five showcase projects.
We tip our hat this week to Smart Cities Council Associate Partner Zipcar for their work pioneering a new business model for automobile transportation. We can't discover and test new ways of doing things without the leadership of innovators such as Zipcar, which just announced expanded "wheels when you want them" services in San Diego.
Where will workers with the deep analytical skills so critical to smart city success come from? A collaboration between IBM and Dublin City University offers one answer.
A new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan underlines what has already become apparent in the field. Read why transportation has become one of the most common flash points for a smart city.
French giant EDF's sustainable cities initiative led by Pascal Terrien is global in nature and seeks to define the ideal role of a utility in urban environments where 75% of the world’s population will reside by 2050. Click to read our Q&A with Terrien, one of Europe's leading experts on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Smart city authority Dr. Boyd Cohen believes communities should act more like lean startups. There's certainly value in lean techniques that city leaders may want to consider. But there are dangers as well. Click to the site for examples.
Transit-oriented developments (TODs) are mixed-use residential and commercial areas designed to maximize access to public transport. A great theory in concept -- but difficult to get things right in practice. A new tool may fix that.
If you are merely studying smart city technical innovations -- if you are failing to study financial innovations too -- then you are missing the boat. If you do want to study financial innovations, you should start with value capture.
The Glasgow City Council hopes smartphones, social media and smart lighting will get residents out of their cars and onto bikes or their feet. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality -- and to tackle obesity. Will it work?
What are the most overlooked energy efficiency opportunities today? We’d put heat pumps on the list -- and apparently we're not alone. Learn why Navigant Research thinks the heat pump market will almost triple in the next few years.