CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, became a Lead Partner of the Smart Cities Council to help transform cities and support the growth of digital technology.
Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, announced today ten finalists for the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program. Five of these cities – which will be announced on February 8 – will receive tailored Readiness Workshops to develop a roadmap for applying smart technologies to further innovation, inclusion and investment within their cities.
Because a smart city's success depend so heavily on complex systems and technologies, one question often asked is: where do we find the skilled tech professionals capable of operating and administering them? Fortunately, more and more universities and other institutions are stepping up to fill the talent gap.
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.
If you aren’t working with local universities on your smart cities initiatives, you’re missing out on a valuable resource for research, design and development. Nearly two dozen American cities are working with universities to design and test pilots, and a new mechanism is making it even easier for cities like yours to tape into university resources too.
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.
Innovative smart cities solutions come from many sources. Learn about competition-winning concepts for drastically reducing landfill waste, a model for zero-energy buildings, outstanding smart city initiatives -- and a new UK competition seeking smart solutions to some of London's problems.
Ports are prime economic engines for many cities. And they’re extremely complex operations, so complex that even a tiny glitch can shut them down. Learn how Siemens is providing smart technologies to help ports stay on top of their game.
Knowing where your city's traffic bottlenecks are in real time can be helpful. But Microsoft is partnering with a Brazilian university to find out if available data can pinpoint where those traffic snarls will be up to an hour in advance.