Local partnerships can be a key piece of the smart cities formula. In the United Kingdom numerous partnering forms and flavors are cropping up. Click for a look at two important lessons cities everywhere can learn from the UK experience.
Smart Cities Council Advisory Board member Architecture 2030 has gone into beta testing of its new tool to help cities "successfully adapt to climatic changes." The tool provides guiding principles for all aspects of urban planning.
After touring the Las Vegas revitalization effort dubbed Downtown Project, education venture capitalist Tom Vander Ark writes about the schools piece of it – a useful reminder that education may be the most important smart city service of all.
By most accounts, China has more smart city projects than any other region. Even so, many Westerners assume that the U.S. and Europe will be the leaders in digital government and e-services. Here's a story that suggests otherwise.
Not all smart city applications have to be grandiose mega-solutions that cost millions of dollars and years of time. As this story points out, we can improve citizens' livability, workability and sustainability one small app at a time.
A must-read commentary from the Boston Globe reminds us that the smart cities industry can -- and must -- do a better job introducing smart cities technologies to citizens than utilities and vendors did with smart meter rollouts. Click for five preventable smart city pitfalls.
In a smart mobility collaboration with IBM researchers, the city of Dublin is integrating data from a citywide network of sensors with geospatial data to identify in real-time the optimal traffic-calming measures to reduce congestion.
Cities trying to envision a means to less congested roadways will see possibilities in smarter, connected cars – and now a Cisco study finds more than half of global consumers surveyed say they'd likely drive in a car controlled entirely by technology - with no human at the wheel.
Calling urban resilience an idea whose time has come, the Rockefeller Foundation will select 100 cities across the globe to receive technical support and resources for infrastructure upgrades that can better withstand disasters.
The 2013 Copenhagenize Index of the world's most bike-friendly cities is out -- and once again Europe dominates. In fact, only one city in North America made the top 20. Find out which one – and see some ideas on how to make your city more bike friendly.