Concept Development for Smart Energy Networks


City leaders and policymakers interested in how a Smart Energy Network (SEN) contributes not only to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions but also to broader societal developments will find this paper useful. As it states, increases in energy efficiency potentially mean lower costs for consumers and thus more efficient production across a range of goods and services; increases in reliability that could well accompany increased deployment of SEN would also bring economic advantage.

The Central Role of Cloud Computing in Making Cities Energy-Smart


City leaders and their information technology teams interested in how the evolution of urban energy infrastructures are being enabled by the integration of information technologies that help manage the increasingly distributed nature of energy supply and demand will find this paper useful.

Preparing for Public Safety Broadband


City leaders and planners exploring the deployment of a broadband network for public safety may find some useful pointers from this best practices document prepared for state leaders in the United States when legislation was passed calling for a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety communications.