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IDC: Top 10 smart cities predictions for 2013

Wed, 2013-02-27 09:34 -- Liz Enbysk

The smart city initiative is growing as a recognized movement for innovation and investment at all levels of government, according to IDC Government Insights. For that reason, a smart city analyst team from IDC Government Insights has put together the company's first annual top 10 predictions for the smart city market in 2013.

Digital commerce: the foundation of smarter cities

When many people think of cities, they think of centers of population or culture. For MasterCard, cities are centers of commerce where profound changes in how we interact and transact are emerging. Get the details.

New in the Apps Gallery


Residents of King Township in Ontario, Canada can use this app developed by Council Associate Partner Imex Systems to conveniently access information on waste and recycling, local news and events and more. They can also use it to submit service requests, for instance to fix a pothole or broken streetlight.

SCC Partner Spotlight

With its Smarter Planet initiative, IBM is driving innovations that power public safety, transportation, water, building and social services around the world. It leverages insights from its 2,000+ projects to help cities of all sizes become smarter. 

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Upcoming Council Events

Dec. 8-10: Smart Cities Now Forum

Smart solutions that make cities more livable, workable and sustainable will be highlighted at this invitation-only gathering for SCC partners, advisors and invited guests. It will be held in San Diego at the worldwide headquarters of Council Lead Partner Qualcomm.