As part of a "Smart Grid, Smart City" project, Ausgrid -- one of Australia's state-owned, electricity infrastructure utilities -- ran a pilot program to show how smart network infrastructures can help it create a new, more efficient system for providing utility services.
City leaders, planners and city residents will see how home and building automation systems can be a key tool to arriving at a more efficient management of buildings in this case report on the re-use of an abandoned building in Molise, Italy.
City leaders and transportation planners should find this brief, high-level view of a managed motorway project in Britain of interest.
Mayors and other city staff charged with improving public safety and emergency will want to read this brief R&D case study about FireGrid, a technology being developed to give the emergency services vital advanced knowledge about the fire they are attending, how it will progress and where victims may be trapped.
Mayors and advocates for improving city healthcare services to residents will be interested in learning about digital technology developed by a UK consortium that is allowing patients with chronic illnesses to consult with hospital clinicians direct from their own living rooms or nursing homes.
This presentation on Dublin, Ireland's smart city initiatives will interest city leaders and urban planners interested in real-life examples of how technology can be deployed to improve the efficiency of public services - from using mobile phones to pay for parking on city streets to installing smart water meters to support resource optimization.
City leaders, urban planners and citizens facing similar challenges can gain insight from this report outlining how Nairobi should turn to the latest technologies and global best practices to transform itself into a smarter and more efficient city as it strives to cope with an expanding population and become a major African business hub.