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.
Carlo Ratti also shares his inputs from the Milan food project, wherein they implemented at a super market stall, to give the consumer an experience of shopping online.
Professor Carlo Ratti, is a Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in US shares his knowledge on the concept of Internet of Things, the rapid growth of mobile connections, shared car rides and self driving cars.
The Aligarh municipal body sets up Facebook, Twitter and email service to address such anxious queries of residents following selection of the town in the 100 Smart Cities mission.
KT Rama Rao, Panchayat Raj & IT minister, Telangana addresses the participants at the National Conclave on Smart Cities hosted by the Smart Cities Council India and the government of Telangana. Click to know his thoughts on the Smart City concept, the required change in adaptability and the likely challenges his government may face in application of the concept.
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Though the 'Smart Cities' initiatives around the globe are great case studies, each city has unique characteristics and problems and should focus on finding contextual local solutions.
New Town Kolkata could be the first city in West Bengal to get a smart fuelling zone. The states petrol pumps, will have additional facilities such as recharge of electric-run vehicles, Wi-fi hotspot and electronic surveillance system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, which aims to offer a one-stop shop for government services, would use the mobile phone as the backbone of its delivery mechanism. Five hundred million people will come together on the Internet. This has never happened before anywhere in the world.
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