Denmark's cities have most of the challenges other cities contend with in their smart city makeover efforts. But a new report says the country could very well become a smart cities world leader, and its national government very much wants to see that happen.
Smart City Examples
While India continues to work on its vision of 100 smart cities, a new report already suggests the 20 most promising cities to make that transformation in the next phase. Click for an update on the evolving India smart city scene, including some of the companies planning to help make the vision reality.
Europe’s new GrowSmarter project aims to dramatically speed the growth of smart cities by using three cities as a showcase. Find out how the effort, which involves the urban institute, could create thousands of jobs and slash energy consumption.
Smaller smart city projects are yielding a larger number of success stories, observes a piece in the U.K. edition of the Huffington Post. Initiatives that have a focused goal and measurable outcomes show the clearest return on investment.
All departments in the city of Palava -- a planned smart city in urban India -- will work together and share information with citizens. That’s because the developer is planning decades ahead, and embedding smart elements in the city's design and infrastructure.
See if you agree with Fast Company's latest ranking of European cities with the most smarts. And if you missed their top 10 lists for North America, Latin America or the Asian Pacific region, we've got them for you too.
Vancouver, B.C. is considered a prime example of successful smart cities planning and development, but can other cities adopt and adapt the steps it took to get there? Vancouver's former city planning director recently told a Seattle audience that it could and should.
In India, new growth centers are emerging beyond the country's six emerging metros. As growth shifts to smaller second- and third-tier cities, smart cities efforts need to be refocused on these emerging cities before growth overruns them. This report profiles 20 cities that are poised to emerge as smart cities.
In 2013, Smart Cities Council member ABB and Silicon Valley Power (SVP) opened a multi-use communications network that provides free public outdoor Wi-Fi access through the city of Santa Clara. City leaders contemplating a similar move will want to read about SVP's experience.
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.