Digital Trends: To grow up and not out, San Jose needs to get smarter (with more tech)

Mon, 2015-04-20 17:01 -- SCC Staff

A Digital Trends article on San Jose and smart city technologies an interview with Council Founder and Chairman Jesse Berst. You can read a couple of excerpts below and the full article here.

“If we get the countryside just right and don’t get cities; we’ll still be in trouble,” says Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition dedicated to making cities sustainable and whose partners include Qualcomm, Cisco, Microsoft, and GE....

A smart city’s citizens will have their own role to play in improving their environment. “Most cities don’t yet realize that they’ve got an army of mobile sensors wandering around their cities every day,” says Berst, “and that’s called the smartphones.”