With some creativity, Brian Cotton of Frost & Sullivan suggests the Hong Kong mass transit business model could serve as a template for cities that want to incent private sector investment in smart city infrastructure projects. It's an interesting approach; click for the details.
The ability to combine different data streams is transforming a city's capacity to make informed and timely decisions. This helps cities operate more efficiently and better serve their citizens. The world is beginning to see that data is the new currency. But to cash it in, cities need to get started. Gary Wachowicz of Microsoft explains how to do that.
An effort launched this week by the American National Standards Institute wants to get city leaders from the U.S. and abroad to identify standardization priorities for smart and sustainable cities. Get details at the site.
The smart cities market took a major step towards mainstream status with an announcement this morning from Microsoft. The company is launching a global initiative labeled "CityNext." Find out what the tech giant has to offer cities like yours.