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How (and why!) Boston uses Open Data to show what's going wrong

Politicians usually try to hide bad news, but in Boston, it’s displayed on a giant virtual scoreboard alongside the good. It’s part of the city’s new open data CityScore dashboard, designed to build public trust and encourage city staff to do better. See if the approach is right for you.

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Alstom Grid is a key player in developing and implementing solutions to manage smart grids and supergrids, including efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. Its expertise is displayed in 30+ large-scale demonstration projects.

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This app makes reporting a neighborhood problem to Detroit City Hall easier than ever. It uses citizens' location and gives them a menu of common quality-of-life conditions to choose from in a service request -- from running water in abandoned properties to potholes and illegal dumping. Users can upload a photo with their report to help city staff quickly identify the problem.

Expert Talk: Carlo Ratti on Smart Cities of tomorrow

Thu, 2015-12-17 23:24 -- SCC India Staff

Carlo Ratti is a Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. Following the Wired Magazine Carlo Ratti is one of the "50 people who will change the world" and was also named as "50 most influential designers in America" by Fast Company. He was also a speaker at ‘National Conclave on Smart Technologies’ organised by Smart Cities Council India at Hyderabad in August 2015.

Wayfinding – the only way forward

Thu, 2015-12-17 23:07 -- SCC India Staff

How many times have you missed an exit on an expressway and cursed under your breath? It is not only the frustration of missing an appointment but the loss of fuel and the unnecessary emission that adds to the already foul air. In urban settings, wayfinding specialists develop signage and information systems for both, pedestrians and motorists, who have unique challenges navigating streets and roadways. These information systems help people develop “mental maps” of the terrain and simplify their routes to the extent possible.

Network is Knowledge – Knowledge is Network

Mon, 2015-12-07 01:14 -- SCC India Staff

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
Data-is second nature to technology. The information, available and critical when collected & processed, for collaboration can work wonders towards a “mutual-symbiotic” future. Has been the evolutionary theory of our world- as we know it today.

Hear HUD Secretary Julian Castro

Find out what message Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and now Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has for cities. He's one of the featured speakers at Smart Cities Week, Sept. 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The conference is sold out, but we'll post updates on this site and you can follow the action on Twitter at #smartcitiesweekDC

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.