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Brussels relinquishes "worst traffic" title; see how it’s doing it

Brussels has passed the “worst traffic in Europe” crown to London. While its traffic is still awful, it’s one of the few areas in Europe where it’s easing. See what Brussels is doing to make that happen.

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Smart Cities Week Sept. 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

Smart Cities Week delivers solutions to the urgent challenges cities face. Visit Washington, D.C. Sept. 15-17 to learn about smart solutions that are helping cities improve livability, workability and sustainability. GET THE DETAILS

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BCNSunny helps people visualize the potential energy they could create with solar rooftop panels. The Windows Phone app, part of a Barcelona energy conservation campaign, lets users estimate solar energy production using their own photos and satellite images.

School District Cuts Energy Costs with Cloud Computing

Tue, 2015-08-18 18:38 -- SCC Staff

When a Massachusetts school district consolidated its summer school operations into one building officials were worried about sky high energy prices. But Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform enabled them to manage their heating and cooling equipment and cut costs. Learn more in this case study.

Smart Buildings Summit 2015 in Mumbai

Smart Cities Council India is supporting the Smart Buildings Summit 2015 being hosted by the ASAPP Media Information Group in Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai on August 21st, 2015. Smart buildings are those where information technology is used to integrate all aspects of the building, like lighting, comfort and security, and provide an enhanced living experience for the occupants. Smart buildings are an inevitable component of smart cities as they a go a long way in improving the quality of life of the citizens, which, in turn, is the crux of smart city creation.

May 20-22, 2015: Berlin

Smart Cities Council joins forces with Metropolitan Solutions, one of Europe's premier events focused on issues confronting cities. Featuring 12 high-profile international conferences and a trade show, participants will hear and see the latest on urban mobility, energy supply, water supply/quality, building installations and urban safety/security.

March 23-24, 2015: Smart Cities Now Forum

Hosted by Envision Charlotte and Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Daniel Clodfelter, the Council will hold its quarterly forum focused on innovative technologies that are making cities smarter and improving their livability, workability and sustainability. The invitation-only gathering of Council partners, advisors and guests will be held on the University of North Carolina campus in Charlotte.