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How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

Mon, 2018-12-10 05:12 -- SCC Europe Staff

Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.

Why this terrible report on smart cities is still good news for America

Wed, 2016-03-02 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

A new report to President Obama places an urgent emphasis on smart cities. It even calls on the federal government to provide more help to cities. That’s the good news. But learn how following it blindly could cause your city to fall well short of its potential.

Next decade to bring fourfold increase in number of smart cities

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:00 -- Doug Cooley

Many cities around the globe will join the ranks of “smart cities” in the decade ahead, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. IHS forecasts that the number of smart cities worldwide will climb to 88 by the year 2025 -- four times the number it counted in 2013.

The secret to smart cities success: start with a roadmap

Tue, 2013-04-30 14:30 -- Jesse Berst

Isolated smart infrastructure projects that aren't connected and don't work together are not going to create a smart city. Without a clear plan for how they're all going to fit and work together, those projects will be nothing more than isolated smart parts of an otherwise still dumb city, according to author Tristan Wilkinson.

Shaping Sustainable Smart Cities in India

Fri, 2015-09-18 03:34 -- SCC India Staff

A smart city is efficient, connected, sustainable over a long-term, self-contained, self-supporting and aesthetic. With five decaded of experience of developing cities, Egis envisages the role of the ICT network as an integrator of the essentials that cities in India are made of. Read on to find out what are the key attributes of sustainable Smart City according to Egis.