Public safety is likely at or near the top of your list of community concerns, and it’s a challenge that’s tough to address given a number of factors. Here are the smart policing tools catching on in cities like yours — and why they work.
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.
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.
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.
Applications are now open for the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants. Get an inside tip on how to impress the judges and learn how everyone who enters comes out ahead.
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.
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.
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.
From renewable energy to resiliency, there’s no question microgrids can help, but who should pay for them? Learn how utilities in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Washington are trying to get everyone to pitch in.
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.