The world's smartest street

Tue, 2013-06-18 11:35 -- Jesse Berst

The city of Nice, France has teamed with Cisco to launch "Connected Boulevard," which builds on the Internet of Things concept. Boulevard Victor Hugo in the center of Nice is host to the proof-of-concept zone and almost 200 different sensors and detecting devices plus "guest" devices such as mobile phones and tablets used in the streets that get connected onto its wireless mesh network.

Smart cities researchers simulate human behavior during floods

Mon, 2013-06-03 15:35 -- Jesse Berst

Many of the most exciting smart city possibilities relate to predictive analytics -- crunching data to forecast what will happen next. But there's always been a "blind spot" in how to predict and simulate human decisions, especially during unexpected events. Learn how Australian researchers are making progress on that front.

Smart Cities Council launched to accelerate global shift to smart, sustainable cities

Tue, 2013-05-28 14:13 -- SCC Staff

Cities around the world have a new ally in the fight to achieve prosperity and sustainability. More than a dozen top technology firms — including some of the world's largest — have formed the Smart Cities Council to provide cities with tools and best practices. Click to read the press release.

Climate change victims? Top U.S. cities (and why they need a smart city roadmap)

Tue, 2013-05-28 13:25 -- Jesse Berst

If you are a city leader in one of the 10 regions that Grist contends will be hardest hit by climate change, you now have even more reasons to create a smart city roadmap – one that includes ways to mitigate the disasters you'll soon experience.