All over the world, resiliency is moving to the top of the urban agenda. In response, the Smart Cities Council is partnering with leading organizations and governments to form a global network to accelerate community resilience. Individuals, agencies and organizations who would like access to tools and best practices can register their interest at https://resiliencynetwork.global.
The ability to quickly act on data is what makes a city smart. Learn about a new platform from Cisco and SAS that will help cities and utilities rapidly and flexibly respond to data from sensors in the field.
The White House announced it would invest $80 million in a Smart Cities Initiative focused on improving transportation, public safety, climate and services for cities. The initiative will support research and public-private partnerships. Council Chairman Jesse Berst is quoted in the article.
Smart Cities Council offers a plethora of services for business and cities. Here is a list of the important services you can use to become a Smart City.
Hosted by SGIP, this executive summit includes the latest in grid modernization and networking opportunities for non-members, members and guests to create connections, advance transformation, and share solutions. With a speaker program composed of utility, vendor, and industry senior executives, FERC, government, regulators, national labs, and consultants, the summit's theme is “Accelerating Transformation.”
You don’t have to be a big city to be a smart city. A regional utility is modernizing its infrastructure in eastern Washington and Idaho, and in the process, it’s bringing smart technologies to a mostly rural area. See what it’s doing and how you can too, regardless of how big your city is.
IBM, Cisco and Microsoft named top smart city vendors... an award for Black & Veatch microgrid network... K2 Geospatial's Canadian rail project... Ooredoo's service expansion... Veolia wins first waste management contract in Oman...
Space-Time Insight collaboration... GE's Mexican power deal... Saudi Telecom and Cisco team to boost mobile services... ABB's power systems drive neutron research... Alstom's train win in Germany... CH2M honored for sustainability. Follow the link to learn more.
Microsoft to build UK data centers... GE launches new automation and controls system... Cubic drives New Hampshire's toll roads... Alstom helps Cairo extend Metro line... Honors for Schneider Electric and Ooredoo. Learn more at the site.
Silver Spring introduces Operations Optimizer... Civic plays strong role in the future of augmented reality... GE and Alstom Grid team up... Itron helps Grand Prairie upgrade its water metering... Apex CoVantage develops smart grid pilot in Tunisia. Lean more at the site.