When planning infrastructure investments, cities typically concentrate on the people who directly benefit. But a new Siemens study finds everyone in the city benefits -- even if they never ride the transit system or visit the energy-efficient building. Read about projects in Salt Lake City and Louisville that delivered sizable city-wide economic gains.
Ray LaHood, Transportation Secretary during President Obama’s first term, implored smart transportation advocates at the Council’s Smart Cities Now forum to take their message to Washington, where a new Congress will be debating a transportation bill. See why La Hood is worried.
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.