At the Council’s October Readiness Workshop in Edmonton, CEO Philip Bane witnessed how the city is accelerating progress through better governance. More specifically, through “operationalizing” the lessons and learnings from its first pilots.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) partnered with the Smart Cities Council to conduct a first-ever national research study to gain further insight into the practices, policies, programs and partnerships that communities in the United States undertake under the umbrella of smart city initiatives. Read the story for details.
For governments in states with below freezing winters road preservation and repair can take a big bite out of maintenance budgets when spring thaws bring warmer weather. Read the story to learn about a promising data collection project that could help those jurisdictions make more accurate, informed decisions about when and where to impose weight restrictions to protect their roads.
UK power giant first to go live with innovative GE technology… Cubic's mobile transit app a big hit in Frankfurt… Seattle Business zooms in on Itron… IBM teams on Vodaphone Connected City initiative… CH2M HILL collects awards for environmental excellence.
Sure, sci-fi thrillers and murder mysteries are acceptable beach books. But the titles on our smart cities summer reading list are just as entertaining, and are guaranteed to impress the person in the chaise lounge next to you.
Council Chairman Jesse Berst discusses trends and challenges in water infrastructure and how smart water systems can make dramatic improvements to the cost, safety and reliability of urban water supplies in this Q&A with Water Utility Infrastructure Management.