Named after a former mayor of Portland, Oregon, the award-winning Bud Clark Commons is an innovative service center designed to provide stability to Portland's homeless. From the vulnerability assessment tool used to prioritize placement of individuals to energy-saving rooftop solar panels and greywater recycling, you'll learn more in this HUD case study.
With some of the highest poverty rates in the U .S., Rochester, New York used its IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant in 2015 to identify ways to improve the lives of those in need. IBM experts made a series of recommendations -- from leveraging data for greater insight to more effectively embracing the power of community. Click to read IBM's full report on Rochester.
Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become "smart." It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach -- either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.
A successful smart community evolution requires insightful selection of ideal smart projects and careful integration of complex systems to avoid a disconnected set of technology solutions. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn what steps cities and communities should take to ensure their projects build in resilience.
When city leaders commit to creating a smart city, they need to determine how to orchestrate the convergence of diverse systems. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn why data analytics is critical for your smart city development.
In a country where 36% of those between the ages of 16 and 24 are unemployed, Bechtel and Junior Achievement launched a program to engage young people and teach them practical business skills. Read more about the partnership and what it's accomplishing.
Wireless Reach and Vodafone Spain Foundation collaborated on an "Augmented Reality for e-labora" project which provided customizable mobile applications for workers with intellectual disabilities. Read in this Qualcomm case study how tools and training helped them be more successful.
Bukchon Traditional Village is a popular Seoul, Korea tourist attraction. It also has a central community that is largely residential. As the number of tourists grew, complaints from residents did too – about overflowing trash. Read a case study to learn how sensor-equipped trash receptacles helped clean up the community and cut trash collection costs by 43%.
Successful energy efficiency programs can contribute to a region's economic growth as well as its environmental sustainability. Read the fact sheet to learn more about the economic and energy use impact of energy efficiency programs in New York state.
Small businesses are a huge part of any local economy, constituting 90% of all commercial customers. The small business utility programs and Lime Energy are helping this important, yet difficult to reach, segment develop successful programs and solutions that make the most of the cheapest, cleanest and fastest energy resource that we have -- energy efficiency.