An interview featuring Barcelona’s chief technology officer and Council Chairman Jesse Berst highlights the need for cities to ensure citizens’ privacy and security. The story explains how cities can meet that commitment.
Public safety and security
Cities all over the world are using sensors for a variety of applications, from air quality monitoring to traffic management. But the city of Christchurch is going about it in a very big way. Read on to learn more.
U.S. police, fire and other first responders will get something they haven't had before: a dedicated public safety communications network to help them respond more effectively to crisis situations. Read on to learn more.
New Zealand’s smart sensors nearly cover the range of the human senses and a new initiative that brings together work in various cities could make the country a leader in research. Learn how.
A smart city is a resilient one, and the path of destruction from Tropical Cyclone Debbie, which has left many battered and bruised, provides a good reason why.
Schneider Electric's USMC smart controls project... an ethics award for CH2M... Panasonic's residential roof solar panel and more. Click the links for details.
Like many large cities, Miami is wrestling with the challenges of growing populations and aging infrastructure. But the coastal city has another big problem: increasingly frequent tidal flooding. If your city is facing similar challenges, Miami's action plan may provide ideas and solutions you can use.
Ten cities were selected as finalists in the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program recently. Of those finalists, the five winning cities will receive readiness workshops geared to their particular smart cities needs in addition to technology and services to be provided by Council partners.
City street lights aren't just a light on a post anymore. They're getting smarter all the time and hosting a variety of applications that benefit citizens by helping cities run more smoothly and cost-effectively. But what's next? Read our story to learn about trends and developments that may help answer that question.
Energy efficiency is one of the main reasons that cities look into smart street lights, but they can also pay tremendous dividends toward improving public safety as well. Take a look at a few of the safety projects where street lights played a role.