From improving traffic flow to managing water from flash floods, Seattle is using technology to make a difference. Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller will share what Seattle has learned at Smart Cities Week. Get a preview here.
Examples and case studies
Can you imagine asking a street light about the weather or traffic? New York residents can and they’re getting useful answers in return thanks to a demonstration project with GE that’s bringing smart cities technology to life. And you could be doing this in your own city.
As a group, they’ve had their driver’s licenses for the shortest period of time, but they don’t want to live in places where they have to use them. Transit and city planners should take careful note of a new study of Boston’s next-generation workforce.
Just one week into a five-week test, London is thinking about stepping on the gas on a program to reclaim energy from subway brakes. See how much energy the subway system saved and how the results could make public transportation cleaner, greener and cheaper.
Singapore’s first 50 years were marked by tremendous success in shipping, oil refining, electronics and banking. But those industries are already showing their age, which, in turn, is causing Singapore to show its age. So the city state is digitally cloning itself to drive 50 more years of growth and perhaps help shape smart cities worldwide.
For years, cities have been finding that their investments in energy-efficient LED streetlights have been paying off. But now, some cities are getting the lights for just $1 each. Learn how.
One neighborhood has been vacant since the steel industry collapsed. Another is still trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Others are doing well, but are acting now to create a sustainable future. Get inspired by transformations under way in five cities working with EcoDistricts.
A single app that shows all the transportation options in cities. Electric buses that run without wires. A power grid that helps heal itself, dramatically shortening outages. Check out these and other bright ideas that were highlighted at the Council's recent Smart Cities Now forum.
By plugging money leaks in water, electric and natural gas systems, Itron says cities may already have the funds they need to get started on smart cities projects. Click to see how these efforts are paying off big time for Charlotte, North Carolina.
A touch screen could soon replace actually touching trash at waste sorting facilities. Learn why the system Veolia is piloting in France is not only great news for workers; it could also make a huge difference for cities and the environment.