Smart Cities Solutions

FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About Selecting a Network Infrastructure for Smart Cities, AMI, and IOT Solutions

Thu, 2021-08-26 07:40 -- Rosi Smith

Download our FAQ! Developed with our partner MeterSYS, this FAQ document addresses municipalities and utilities' opportunities to improve and enhance service delivery with sensor-enabled solutions.

With a need to do "more with less" to improve service delivery and closely monitor their infrastructure and environment, cities, counties, and utilities are turning to low-cost and secure wireless network services to run and manage multiple smart city and utility applications.

Winning cities are ready

Wed, 2020-02-05 06:08 -- Philip Bane

If your city is smart – then you should be helping other cities. Our societies acknowledge excellence …and expect those who are better to teach the rest of us. STOP seeking conference awards and global rankings! If your city is smart, you need to be helping other cities solve the problems you have solved – AND Smart Cities Activator project roadmaps (that show how to solve a city need) are the most effective method to take this leadership role and make a difference.

What can a smart house teach a smart city?

Sun, 2020-02-02 10:43 -- Philip Bane

Jarrett Campbell from Aveva and I have taught smart city workshops together. Jarret is a great story teller and holds our audience interest's when he talks about how he made his home smart and also how the Town of Cary, NC (one of the Council's 2018 Readiness Challenge Winners) has implemented smart metering systems for water management. His stories are real-world, giving us a clear example of 'how' any city can use smart technologies.

How smart car sharing companies are impacting city infrastructure

Thu, 2018-10-18 03:51 -- SCC Europe Staff

Looking for a way to improve city infrastructure while reducing air pollution? Carsharing may be the solution. Smart Car sharing companies like Germany-based car2go are not only removing up to 11 vehicles for every car used, they're also saving up to 14 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases per vehicle. Germany alone has built up a smart car customer base of over 1 million people since car2go launched back in 2009.

The app connecting Italian town of Mantua with its citizens

Fri, 2018-04-13 07:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

Seen as the “smart city evolution,” Mantua has dubbed itself Italy’s first “Phygital City,” connecting physical and digital experiences residents can have. So what does this mean exactly? The 2016 Italian Capital of Culture, with the help of fabbricadigitale (the Italian IT company behind Telecom Italia’s digital experience at the Expo 2015), is working with big data-based, advanced machine learning technologies that can analyse smart city information in real time.

Mobile augmented reality: The urban experience we have been waiting for

Wed, 2018-01-24 15:18 -- Adam Beck

How we experience the city, how we access information, how we manage our city’s assets and how we deliver services to the community is about to change thanks to mobile augmented reality. We spoke with the CEO of Council Partner CivicConnect, which has been pioneering a mobile AR platform to understand what's next for the urban experience.

Trikala, Greece’s Tech-Savvy Healthcare Plan

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

The city has been strategic in its use of digital technologies to improve urban, health and governmental services, as well as the daily lives of its 76,000 citizens. By making it a priority to engage actively and effectively with citizens, Trikala has managed to deliver a number of sustainable initiatives and services, serving as a 21st century model for other cities across Greece to follow.

Why cities should prepare a shared mobility plan for the future

Thu, 2017-08-24 05:28 -- SCC Europe Staff

Shared mobility may still be in its early stages, but this is one trend that could have a major impact not only on the automotive industry, but also on cities themselves. Shared mobility is predicted to only partially replace car ownership, but by 2030, this part could equal up to a third of vehicle sales. Europe currently ranks third in the market in terms of shared mobility, with the challenge of lacking a “one-size-fits-all” model, since each city has its own regulations.