50 companies changing our world: Enel, Cisco, MasterCard, IBM, Intel on Fortune's list… Microsoft and Intel win EPA green power leadership honors… Taking the climate pledge: AT&T, GE, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Schneider Electric, Intel, Siemens.
Robots and new rapid charging technology are combining to make electric buses even more viable. Find out how cities can dramatically cut emissions and downtime with the new charging system from ABB.
The addition of a microgrid to a Santa Rosa, California wastewater treatment plant is expected to allow the facility to use more renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint, decrease its dependence on the main electric grid -- and quite possibly make money for the city if all goes well. Learn more about the project Alstom Grid is working on.
Green construction is growing faster than the rest of the construction industry and communities that embrace it are benefiting from millions of jobs and a stronger tax base. If you're not on board yet, check out a new study that explains why you should be.
The latest version of Silver Spring Networks’ street light platform adds more than 100 new features to help cities get more value from their street light networks. See what’s in it for your city.
Overall, governments have been slow to migrate to the cloud. But buoyed by the success of Miami and others, that may change soon. And with a new express lane to the cloud, it may be time for your city to hop on board.
A small town with a big goal, Rockford, Minnesota is working with its local electric cooperative to supply almost 70% of the electricity its municipal buildings need with solar power. Rockford is just one of a growing number of U.S. cities turning to solar solutions.
Writing for IoT Evolution World, Ken Briodagh highlights AT&T's announcement that it is continuing its leadership in the smart cities space by joining the Smart Cities Council and working with the Dallas Innovation Alliance. Click to read an excerpt from the IoT Evolution article.
Smart street lights will soon be able to alert police to potential crimes -- even if no one calls for help, thanks to a new partnership involving GE. Is it time to upgrade your city’s street lights?
From Lansing, Michigan to Oregon's highways and byways, public officials with limited resources are looking to the Internet of Things and advanced communications networks to make their communities more efficient. In a guest post, Walter White, VP of Government Relations at Verizon, explains how this connectivity makes cities smarter.
As the smart grid, renewable energy and distributed generation force major changes in the energy industry, electric utilities are often left holding the bag: old power plants that are no longer competitive in the energy market. Learn how Italy's Enel is working to transform its old, unproductive power plants into community assets.
Tremendous advances have been made in energy efficiency -- and the time, money and effort has paid off in a number of ways. But where do we go from here? How much more efficient can we get? A lot more, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Get details on the top five ways we can save even more energy (and money).
San Francisco and New York City won Harvard’s 2015 Innovation in American Government Award for their innovative approaches to dealing with major social problems that cities most everywhere face. Read the story to find out if their solutions to criminal recidivism and citizen engagement could work for your city.
The Smart Cities Council signed an official Memorandum of Understanding with the Zhong Cheng Smart City Construction Research Society during Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. Click for details on the smart cities collaboration.
Some utilities don’t have enough water, some have too much, others struggle to get it where it needs to go. Learn how more are turning to sensors and real-time analytics to solve a wide range of problems.
A new tool to help urban planners and commercial developers better understand the relationship between how people travel and what they buy to inform growth strategies and improve the quality of life for citizens was unveiled at Smart Cities Week.
How you buy may matter more than what you buy. Governments are finding that taking a new approach to procurement is resulting in solutions that truly solve problems without breaking the bank.
Most people think that cities need dramatically more infrastructure. They may not need it. See how the growth of mobile devices and creative solutions has the potential to help cities stretch what they already have.
Ooredoo launches smart city plan to enrich lives in Maldives… 1,500 young women take Cisco up on its challenge (and two Chinese sisters win)… Verizon fast-forwards the Yosemite experience… Visionary Black & Veatch groundwater replenishment project honored.
When we think of investments, we usually think of money. But a growing number of cities are finding that finances may only be the second most important part of their smart cities initiatives. Find out why.