It may seem strange that the United Arab Emirates, which boasts the world's seventh largest oil and natural gas reserves, is pushing ahead with a very expensive experiment in renewable energy and urban sustainability.
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Cities are investing a lot in transportation. It’s the fastest growing category for new infrastructure investment. Find out why and see what ideas you can take from several new projects in cities like yours.
With other funding sources running dry, tolling — from new bridges and tunnels to express highway lanes — is becoming an increasingly common way to raise cash. But before you plan new tolls, consider these transportation trends first.
What are cities up to? Mobility and energy are areas that continue to receive substantial interest from cities. Check out the biggest contracts and requests for bids among U.S. cities.
From emergency management to communications, from smart water to zero waste, here is a look at the areas where cities are currently making their biggest investments.
What are cities up to? Transportation, smart street lights and citywide communications ranked among the biggest city projects. Check out March’s biggest contracts and requests for bids among U.S. cities.
The sustainability and livability benefits of smart cities are attracting the interest of more and more city leaders. But money is often the big roadblock. Read on to learn how you could get around it.
What are cities up to? Communications, transportation, cloud computing and fleet management ranked among the biggest city projects. Check out February’s biggest contracts and requests for bids among U.S. cities.
Smart cities offer a sustainable place to live and work. But if your city is like so many others it may not have the bucks to invest in the projects and technologies that make a city smart. Read our story to learn about financing models and sources (and a program that helps cities in developing countries improve their credit rating).
Does your city have the financing and technological know-how it needs to plan and deploy smart transportation and mobility projects? If not, read our story for details about examples of programs the U.S. Department of Transportation has in place that may meet your needs.