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How smart wastewater management saved an Indiana city millions


South Bend, Indiana faced an estimated $120 million in costs to get its wastewater collection system under control. But through a collaborative effort with Notre Dame University, IBM and a local tech company, the city was able to deploy a monitoring and collection system at a fraction of the estimate.

The secret to smart cities success: start with a roadmap


Isolated smart infrastructure projects that aren't connected and don't work together are not going to create a smart city. Without a clear plan for how they're all going to fit and work together, those projects will be nothing more than isolated smart parts of an otherwise still dumb city, according to author Tristan Wilkinson.

Density done right: Former B.C. planning chief explains how to do it


Vancouver, B.C. is considered a prime example of successful smart cities planning and development, but can other cities adopt and adapt the steps it took to get there? Vancouver's former city planning director recently told a Seattle audience that it could and should.