For municipalities planning smart city projects, there are several approaches they can take. But if they follow the expert recommendations explained in the story and include four key entry points in their plan strategy, the likelihood of a successful project outcome will be enhanced.
Until relatively recently, police work typically involved reacting to events as they happened or shortly after. And anticipating crime was largely a combination of officers' intuition and experience. Predictive policing is a different approach that could very well be changing the future of law enforcement. Read our story to learn how.
Sudden floods are already causing significant deaths and severe flooding is only forecast to get worse. Yet flood warning systems aren’t getting better. A Rice University professor who built an advanced system explains how it works — and why your city should build one today.
Renewable energy is clearly the future, with some cities and countries even setting targets to get all of their power from such sources. But how do you reach such ambitious goals? Schneider Electric is finding one step at a time is a powerful approach.
Under new projections of climate-induced coastal flooding in the U.S., even the best-case scenario isn’t very good. While the worst is still decades away, find out how smart communities are preparing today.
Efforts by GE and Cisco to bring Big Data to the Internet of Things are drawing a lot of attention for what they mean to retailers and other businesses. But there’s a lot in what they're doing that benefits cities too. Click to learn why.
The global smart cities market is forecast to reach $1.56 trillion by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan. Find out which sectors will see the biggest gains – and why the report says cities no longer have a choice about getting smarter.
Our infrastructure and the people who know how to maintain it are aging rapidly. A new report suggests how the decisions that leaders make now can either lead to an infrastructure crisis or an economic boon. Find out why.
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.
Since young people could benefit most from decisions made today about what tomorrow's smart cities will be like, there's good reason to put some effort into getting them involved. Click for five efforts under way that are trying to do just that.