Clean air is critical for citizens' well-being, but cities can't deliver that by themselves. Learn what steps cities can take to make citizens active participants in efforts to help them stay safe, even when natural disasters can pose air quality problems.
The city of Chicago last year committed to powering public buildings with 100% renewable energy by 2025. Now city officials are calling on private sector building owners to pitch in and do the same.
Spokane, Washington's smart city living lab Urbanova already has noteworthy milestones under its belt. Now, with new partners and resources it's intensifying its efforts to create a smarter, safer city — and a template other cities can use to do the same.
New York City's government is very serious about sharing its data with the public, and it's not just a nod to transparency. The city sees its data as a resource anyone — from teachers and business owners to artists and students — can use to create value and do good things in their communities.
Change, in the form of new technologies and approaches, is leading to a time of incredible opportunity in Louisville. Learn how the 2018 Readiness Challenge winner brought stakeholders together to devise innovative solutions to combat inequality, improve mobility and safety, and boost engagement.
Water and wastewater utilities provide essential services for cities. But like other industries, they've faced an engineering skills shortage for years. Read our story to learn how a community college and its partners are collaborating to better prepare students for water industry careers — and keep students' costs down at the same time.
Seattle is partnering with its most innovative tech companies to solve one of its most pressing issues — one of the worst homeless problems in the country. Learn about its Innovation Advisory Council and why you may want to start your own.
The recently concluded Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley conference was a prime example of cities sharing best practices and experiences in their smart cities efforts. In this Icons of Infrastructure story, cities and technology providers offer their views on several smart cities trends and top issues.
If you haven’t talked to your utilities about your smart cities efforts, you’re missing out on valuable help. And the first Electric Companies Advancing Cities Summit at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley aims to make that assistance even more valuable. Learn how.
Mass transit can do a lot to help cities serve vulnerable and underserved populations, reduce traffic congestion and pollution and much more. But what does it take to provide an inclusive, affordable transit system people want to use? It's one of the critical topics participants at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley worked on this week.