Free public Wi-Fi has been a luxury until recently. Now we see evidence that it is gradually becoming a must-have, for those cities that hope to attract high-income technology professionals – and for other reasons too.
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.
Today there's keen interest in the compelling ways cities around the world are using advanced technologies to ease traffic congestion, improve roadway safety and otherwise enhance urban mobility.
A new research report confirms what many of us have been hearing for the past year -- smart transportation is the fastest growing segment of the smart cities market.
A new report from GBI Research labels security as a core product within the smart cities market due to the growing complexity of data management, and the resulting threat of viruses and malware.
New research from IDC Government Insights confirms what those of us out in the market are seeing in our work lives -- that the smart cities market is nearing the tipping point.
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.
A London startup is developing tiles made from 95% recycled tires that can harvest energy from footsteps and turn it into electricity for street lights and other urban needs.
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.
Glasgow, Scotland is embarking on a government-funded project to install a new surveillance system of more than 400 "super intelligent" CCTV cameras that will monitor for threats and alert authorities once they have been identified.