Smart cities offer a sustainable place to live and work. But if your city is like so many others it may not have the bucks to invest in the projects and technologies that make a city smart. Read our story to learn about financing models and sources (and a program that helps cities in developing countries improve their credit rating).
Hamid Ansari describes himself as a bookworm. But India's vice president makes a case for digital information – via smart libraries – as an equalizer that can help more people participate in today's knowledge-driven economic growth. Click for more on that plus a look at digital trends in public libraries.
A total of 14 projects were recognized as the top smart city initiatives in Council Associate Partner IDC's annual Smart City Asia-Pacific Awards for 2016. Click to the site to learn about two of the award-winning projects and find strategies and approaches you can use for your own smart city transformations.
GE's new energy company Current will take a lead role in a smart city intelligent lighting project in Tianjin, a major port city in northeast China. It is a key demonstration project in China's ambitious smart city plans -- and it will be about far more than lighting alone. Click to the site to learn more.
Have you ever wondered why some cities seem to be able to draw all the talent they need to be successful while others just can't catch a break? To answer that question, we're sharing highlights from an article that explains why it happens and steps cities can take to avoid falling behind. Your city may be doing fine, but it could probably do better.
Every city would love to boost economic growth, but what’s the best way to do that? There are some strong lessons in the latest ranking of Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future. See how Singapore once again maintained its firm grip on the top spot — and how Tokyo jumped from ninth to second in a single year.
While India’s central government works toward its goal of 100 smart cities, some cities and states are taking matters into their own hands and striking out on their own. Read our story to learn how the city of Jaipur is developing a smart city infrastructure and services – with considerable help from Smart Cities Council partners Cisco, GE and Qualcomm.
The U.S. and the European Union may be the trailblazers for the smart cities initiative, but Chinese officials say their country will dominate the smart city technology sector within five years. And they’re confident enough to say the Chinese smart city model will be one of the first to be adopted by other countries.
Cities worldwide are working to bend technology to create efficient, prosperous and livable smart cities that will meet growing demands for services and accommodate rapidly growing populations. Asia is no different, with one glaring exception: the needs and challenges may not be quite the same as they are elsewhere. Find out why.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are trying to figure that one out. They've created a calculation model and are using a set of 31 indicators to measure economics, infrastructure and social benefits of mobile connected smart cities. See how 11 cities have measured up so far.