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Scroll down to read the latest news and trends in the smart cities space. Also check out timely articles about Compassionate Cities.

Discover how the Internet of Things is driving more cost-efficient cities

11/08/2016

Leaders struggling to do more with less should not ignore the benefits the Internet of Things brings to internal government operations. Cost efficiencies are chief among them. Click for real-life examples and to download a new IoT white paper from the Council and Microsoft.

Is your city doing enough to protect against cyberattacks? (Survey says probably not)

11/02/2016

Cities are buzzing with excitement about what they can accomplish with their smart city projects and the technologies that enable them. But by overlooking or failing to take action on security vulnerabilities, IT professionals warn the benefits from those technologies could be short-lived.

How a Denver solar-plus-storage project will benefit the city -- and the grid

11/03/2016

Council Associate Partner Panasonic, energy storage company Younicos and electric utility Xcel are working together on a solar-plus-storage system for a Panasonic operations hub. Read the story to learn how it will benefit a community development and the electric grid, too.

How cities around the world are enhancing urban lifestyles with the Internet of Things

11/03/2016

Wondering how the Internet of Things can deliver valuable benefits in your neighborhoods and downtowns? Click for a new white paper produced by the Smart Cities Council and Microsoft; it's loaded with examples of IoT in action in cities around the world.

"Lighthouse City:" A brighter, smarter future for Washington, D.C.

10/27/2016

With a smart street light pilot project successfully wrapped up, Washington, D.C. technology and transportation officials are moving ahead with partner Cisco on an ambitious citywide smart cities upgrade that will cut the district's operating costs and pave the way for a variety of smart city benefits.

How the Colorado DOT plans to connect cars and roads to make driving safer

10/27/2016

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to make a particularly troublesome Interstate freeway that passes through the state safer and more efficient. The solution? Provide a platform that allows cars, drivers and the road a way to share information.

Take a second look at how you're managing city resources (think materials)

10/27/2016

Many cities are focused on software and sensor technologies to help them manage resources like buildings and streets. But what about the materials used to build them? Read on to learn how integrating materials science can lead to smarter, more efficient resource management – and higher quality infrastructure.

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