Singapore’s first 50 years were marked by tremendous success in shipping, oil refining, electronics and banking. But those industries are already showing their age, which, in turn, is causing Singapore to show its age. So the city state is digitally cloning itself to drive 50 more years of growth and perhaps help shape smart cities worldwide.
Smart energy solutions give citizens, businesses and local government the tools and systems they need to reduce their energy usage and costs. In this collection of articles and resources, you’ll find reports about cities deploying smart street lights, intelligent building systems,smart grids, renewable power plants and other projects designed to use energy more efficiently.
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.
Greater mobility, efficiency, safety and sustainability are on Hamburg's to-do list and the city announced this week it's partnering with Cisco to make it all happen. Some ambitious initiatives are on tap, including making the heart of the city's economy -- its port -- smart too. Click for details.