Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become "smart." It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach -- either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.
Smart City Concepts
A successful smart community evolution requires insightful selection of ideal smart projects and careful integration of complex systems to avoid a disconnected set of technology solutions. Read the discussion from Council Associate Partner Black & Veatch to learn what steps cities and communities should take to ensure their projects build in resilience.
Copenhagen, Denmark is considered by many to be the most sustainable city in the world -- and it plans to be carbon neutral within 10 years. In this brief case study from Silver Spring Networks, you can learn about the strategies and best practices the city is using to accomplish its goal.
iGov is a modular smart government framework with a suite of modules that helps all levels of government deliver services and information, automate internal operations, and improve staff productivity while reducing the costs of governance. Watch the video to learn about iGov's configurations and features.
Complex legacy city infrastructures present an obstacle for cities struggling to provide better service to their citizens. And often governments focus on IT while operational technology is overlooked. This Schneider Electric white paper examines the importance of a strategic approach to real-time platforms and flexible operational teams.