Ride-hailing services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft have doubled in less than 10 years. While they're still a small fraction of total trips taken in the U.S., their potential impact on urban mobility is a very good reason for cities to include the ride-hailing growth trend in their transportation planning.
Americans toss more than 400 pounds of food per person year. That's a lot of wasted food that could be re-directed to feed people in need — and put to other, better uses than filling up landfills. That's exactly what Baltimore's new food recovery strategy intends to accomplish.
Birmingham, Alabama, a winner of the 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge, this week held its Readiness Workshop. See how it’s bringing new life to the community by bringing together everyone from the power company to the university to health care providers.
Cities and electric companies have much to gain by working better together, so how can they do that? Participants in our second Electric Companies Advancing Cities Summit came up with some ideas to help change the regulatory climate and truly address each other’s needs to build real partnerships.
The future energy sector will be far different and far more sophisticated than the energy networks we relied on in the 20th century. And it's essential that city decision makers and building professionals understand what that future will look like.
This fall, the Smart Cities Council will launch our third-annual Smart Cities Readiness Challenge in North America. From Austin to Orlando, Las Vegas to Philadelphia, the Readiness Challenge has helped the continent’s most innovative cities accelerate their smart cities efforts. Learn how you can be the next winning city.
Las Vegas, one of our 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge winners, hosted its Readiness Workshop this week. From finding ways to improve mobility and safety to better engaging the public, here’s how it plans to build a smart city for all.
The need for skilled professionals capable of running tomorrow's smart cities is growing faster than the available talent pool. One solution: programs for middle and high school students designed to get them interested in the science of smart cities early on in their education — and thinking about it as a possible career choice.
When we talk about green buildings what usually comes to mind is commercial property like office buildings or retail. But cities involved in providing multifamily housing should be aware of a growing trend: renters want their homes to be green, too.
Do you aspire to be one of the smartest cities in the world? A new ranking gives especially high marks to London, Seoul and New York. See why they won — and the best practices you can steal from them to better serve your residents.