With all of the apps and gadgetry in today's smart phones, a Harvard professor suggests they are really tracking devices that happen to allow voice calls. For cities wanting to take advantage of their amazing capabilities, the issue becomes how to avoid the "creepy" factor.
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai launched an ambitious plan to put Israel's second largest city at the forefront of the move to digital government – with some interesting priorities. Click to learn how ticket reservations and discounts fit in his scheme.
If there's a single roadblock to smart city progress we hear most often, it's "making the business case." That's why we thought you should see how Smart Growth America has approached that problem.
After touring the Las Vegas revitalization effort dubbed Downtown Project, education venture capitalist Tom Vander Ark writes about the schools piece of it – a useful reminder that education may be the most important smart city service of all.
By most accounts, China has more smart city projects than any other region. Even so, many Westerners assume that the U.S. and Europe will be the leaders in digital government and e-services. Here's a story that suggests otherwise.
Not all smart city applications have to be grandiose mega-solutions that cost millions of dollars and years of time. As this story points out, we can improve citizens' livability, workability and sustainability one small app at a time.
A must-read commentary from the Boston Globe reminds us that the smart cities industry can -- and must -- do a better job introducing smart cities technologies to citizens than utilities and vendors did with smart meter rollouts. Click for five preventable smart city pitfalls.
In a smart mobility collaboration with IBM researchers, the city of Dublin is integrating data from a citywide network of sensors with geospatial data to identify in real-time the optimal traffic-calming measures to reduce congestion.
Free public Wi-Fi has been a luxury until recently. Now we see evidence that it is gradually becoming a must-have, for those cities that hope to attract high-income technology professionals – and for other reasons too.
A new research report confirms what many of us have been hearing for the past year -- smart transportation is the fastest growing segment of the smart cities market.