Energy storage is one of the most important, most exciting new technologies. And big cities are becoming the proving grounds for the latest breakthroughs. Learn how big buildings in cities where power is costly are tapping into battery power and seeing big savings.
No city can afford to build duplicate, side-by-side smart infrastructure for each department. Sharing infrastructure and sharing costs is just plain smart; learn how Itron is making it happen in one of China's "eco-cities."
A growing number of cities are taking a page from private industry and hiring chief innovation officers to foster new thinking at city hall and help identify and implement new technologies.
There was a time when sustainability advocates were often at odds with those who promote workability and growth. A new report from the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy showcases how that has changed – offering 10 real-world city examples you'll want to see.
Many of the most exciting smart city possibilities relate to predictive analytics -- crunching data to forecast what will happen next. But there's always been a "blind spot" in how to predict and simulate human decisions, especially during unexpected events. Learn how Australian researchers are making progress on that front.
Imagine the environmental benefits of electric buses. Now imagine them WITHOUT the mess and ugliness of overhead wires. That's precisely what ABB has invented. Learn how (and when) this technology could revolutionize mass transit.
District energy and co-generation have found astonishing success in places like Denmark where advocates trumpet their energy efficiency. But they've never caught on in North America, not yet anyway. Learn why proponents of district energy think it's time for another look.
Cities around the world have a new ally in the fight to achieve prosperity and sustainability. More than a dozen top technology firms — including some of the world's largest — have formed the Smart Cities Council to provide cities with tools and best practices. Click to read the press release.
A new version of IBM's Smarter Water product includes a promising new feature that allows third-party developers to build water apps – think leak detection, flood management, water quality and the like – on its platform. Find out how this will change the water app landscape.
If you are a city leader in one of the 10 regions that Grist contends will be hardest hit by climate change, you now have even more reasons to create a smart city roadmap – one that includes ways to mitigate the disasters you'll soon experience.