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Smart city control centers: Nice, France the latest to get a city "dashboard"

Tue, 2013-06-25 09:45 -- Jesse Berst
06/25/2013

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.

Financing smart cities: One way to bring private sector money to public projects

Tue, 2013-06-25 09:07 -- Jesse Berst
06/25/2013

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?

Want a more resilient city? Enlist computers to help manage outages

Tue, 2013-06-18 15:44 -- Jesse Berst
06/18/2013

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.

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