Considering how quickly the smart cities space has evolved, predicting what's to come in the year ahead can be tricky. That's why we asked an industry professional with years of experience for his take on where smart cities are headed in 2019 – and why.
Accelerate your smart cities progress by participating in the 2019 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge, open to government jurisdictions of all levels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Receive valuable help to envision, collaborate, plan and finance your smart cities efforts. Learn how you can be the next winning city.
Year's end has traditionally been a time to reflect on the important events and issues that emerged over the preceding 12 months — and how they could influence what we do in the year ahead. For that reason, we're sharing the five most widely-read news stories the Council published in 2018.
What smart cities initiatives are cities like yours planning and initiating? From smart street lights and traffic signals to neighborhood infrastructure improvements, here are some of the biggest projects that recently launched.
Last year was the most destructive on record for natural disasters in the U.S. How prepared is your city? A new paper produced by the Smart Cities Council and the Consumer Technology Association highlights some ways smart approaches are helping cities to respond and prevent damage. Read on for highlights.
The electric vehicle transition has officially reached a milestone of more than 1 million on U.S. roads — and projections are that the second million EVs will be joining them very soon, in just a few years. Is your city prepared?
When the hot seasons begin, Mexico's national electric system operator has struggled to meet the demand for power when millions of air conditioners are turned on and used more often. Read our story to learn about the steps the utility's taking to be better prepared when that happens.
Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the damage brought by Hurricane Maria a year ago, has big ambitions: it wants to be a resilience showcase for the world. See how our 2018 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge humanitarian grant winner used its Readiness Workshop to build a better future.
The city of Calgary is taking on a variety of smart city initiatives to build a stronger economy and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. And so far it's the only city in Canada to build its own low-power wide area network to support them.
Connected vehicle technologies are, among other things, expected to make mobility safer for both vehicles and pedestrians. Recent demonstrations of the technologies offers a look at why they're so promising.