If you have any doubt about the need for the developing world to rapidly deploy smart technology, skim through a new report that assesses threats to 129 cities in Asia and Africa.
Frost & Sullivan analysts believe cities – not countries – will be targeted as hubs of investment, wealth creation and economic growth. Companies that look at cities as customers and position themselves as partners will benefit from new business opportunities.
A column in the Huffington Post includes a couple of important reminders about mobile apps. One is that they work best when they are an extension of a human system. Find out why it's important to remember that - and what cities should get ready for.
A building operating system developed at Columbia University uses new machine learning technology to meet the comfort and safety needs of large building managers and tenants by prioritizing actions and predicting needs. Learn what else it has going for it.
Dublin is the latest city to launch a "digital plan" as a roadmap to a smart city. It includes many elements that have become cornerstones in smart city masterplans, but some unique elements other cities will want to consider too.
Nice, France is rapidly becoming a smart city hotspot – and it's sharing the smarts. Click for details on the unified control center IBM is implementing in Nice and how data generated through powerful analytics will be shared with 46 other municipalities.
An initiative to pay for smart cities with private capital has enlisted Bill Clinton's support. Can the former president convince wary policymakers (and the public) that it's okay if someone makes a profit improving public infrastructure?
Superstorm Sandy was a watershed moment in North America, forcing cities to confront the reality of climate change and likelihood that severe weather will become more common. That means we have to find ways to make cities more resilient – and to that end, a subsidiary of Council Associate Partner ABB has come up with the ultimate outage manager.
Cloud computing is making it possible for virtually any city to have big-league computing capabilities. For example, click to read how a city in Inner Mongolia is using IBM's cloud technology to modernize infrastructure and stimulate economic growth.
Smart cities want residents to have a library of great applications. Yet no city can afford to hire all the programmers it would take. Increasingly, cities are finding ways to motivate others to build apps for them. New York is using at least two strategies.