Public safety and security
The city of Suzhou in China's Jiangsu Province won the 2014 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, which honors outstanding contributions towards creating livable and sustainable urban communities around the world. See what made Suzhou a winner – and the two "special mention" cities.
Fort Worth will bump up its bet on smart public safety technology by purchasing 400 additional “on-officer” cameras for its police department. The Texas city already has 200 of the Taser Axon flex cameras in use to record interchanges between officers and community members. Find out why Fort Worth officials are so sold on the technology.
Information is the key to spotting, solving and predicting crime. When that information is siloed in one department of one city, it is far less effective. Learn how Denver is using a Microsoft CityNext solution to share data between area law enforcement agencies.
As the smart city marketplace ramps up, vendors are searching for ways to differentiate themselves. Increasingly, companies are competing through collaboration. Council Lead Partner Cisco is at the forefront of this trend. Get the details.
Everywhere you go, you read advice telling cities to use social media (we say it here at Smart Cities Council all the time). But using social media is one thing. Getting citizens to read it is another. Read about an Ohio town of 10,500 that has 88,000 Facebook "likes" and what that success has meant.
Twitter has a new alert service that makes getting the word out about crisis situations, disasters and other emergencies simpler than ever. Our view? Every city in the world ought to sign on. Find out why.
A common mistake cities often make is they can't get "smart" until they install a whole bunch of sensors. In fact, most cities already have mountains of data. Read how Cleveland, Philadelphia and other cities are using it to improve public safety.
Glasgow, Scotland competed with 29 other UK cities to win the Future Cities Demonstrator designation from the UK's Technology Strategy Board, along with roughly $38 million to help finance its ideas. What were the ideas that brought Glasgow to the top of the heap? Click for highlights.
On-body cameras and iPads are just two smart policing technologies ready for prime-time, according to police officials. Click for a preview of the other smart tools officers will be using soon – and a few that are still a few years out.