Cisco and the Smart Cities Council polled city leaders in North America on ways to help them accelerate their smart city initiatives. Survey results confirm that improving city infrastructures is a significant driver for smart city development – but financing is a major obstacle. See what else the survey reveals.
India is opening the flood gates, allowing a long string of partners and consultants in to help achieve its ambitious smart cities goals. Find out how the work is progressing (and who may be left behind).
The Pilot Hill Wind Project 60 miles southwest of Chicago will provide 175 megawatts of clean energy, but is also expected to trigger significant economic development in the region. EDF Renewable Energy and Microsoft are leading the effort, with wind turbines supplied by GE.
With the big markets drying up for municipal bonds, Denver found the funding it needed from small investors – its own residents. Learn why "mini-bonds" may be the wave of the future for municipal finance.
Learn how the public sector is using a wide range of cloud solutions from Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Alphinat, Imex Systems and others to offer innovative services that increase citizen satisfaction -- and lower costs.
There's a lot of buzz about microgrids as cities look for ways to improve the resiliency of their power grids. Working with a tech dream team, Chicago utility ComEd just won a $1.2 million grant to build a master controller that could really unleash the potential of microgrids. Click for details.
A company that hopes to transform the $3 trillion waste management industry is attracting attention, from a feature in Forbes to a recent smart waste collection deal in the Czech Republic. Read why Enevo is in the spotlight – and what's next for the innovative company.
AA study finds few people in the U.S. have even heard of smart cities, and those who have don’t think their city is all that smart. So what smart things do citizens really want their cities to do? You may be surprised at what topped the list.
Machine learning technology is expected to spawn a new generation of smart cities solutions that can take action based on analysis of data collected from sensors and other sources. Read how release of Azure Machine Learning from Microsoft may greatly accelerate the process.
Cities generate tons of rubbish. But could there come a day when landfills are no longer needed to hold it? Read how San Francisco and cities across Sweden have charted waste management paths with help from ABB and Siemens that may make garbage dumps obsolete.