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Built environment

The Built Environment – which includes all of a city's buildings, parks and public spaces -- is critically important. Though most of the Built Environment is not city-owned, a city government still has enormous influence over what is inside its city limits.

Challenges in Tohoku Reconstruction

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When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged communities in Japan's Tohoku region in 2011, the area required a massive amount of reconstruction. And that involved moving residential areas to higher ground. Read the case study for details on how virtual reality technology helped guide relocation and reconstruction.

ZTE's Integrated Battery-DG Hybrid Energy Storage Solution

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For cities and companies involved in new construction or site transformations, areas with unstable or poor quality power can cause problems and diesel and other similar generators can add another one: expense. Read discussion from Council Lead Partner ZTE that explains the advantages of its integrated hybrid battery energy storage solution.

How a Hybrid Switchgear-Communication Solution Satisfies Shopping Center’s No-Antenna Demands

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This case study from S&C Electric describes how the company met the need from one of the largest shopping centers in Mexico to not use antennas as part of its communications system with the local utility which was to provide power for the facility. Read the study to learn how S&C solved the problem with a hybrid communications solution.

Verizon Intelligent Lighting

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Cost isn't the only reason many cities are switching to LED lighting systems. They're less expensive to operate and maintain, but think of them as a gateway too. Verizon's integrated lighting technologies offers access to connecting Internet of Things technology solutions to the system, such as dimming capabilities, digital signage, sensors that provide environmental alerts and a lot more.

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