A quickly growing Alabama city will be part of a study to determine how to best manage urban forests so they contribute to storm water and flooding management. But urban trees can provide several additional benefits city leaders and planners would do well to consider.
Two UK counties, now partners on smart street light installations, are ready to take their partnership several steps further. Essex and Hertfordshire county councils will use their street lighting networks as a platform to launch several smart city technology pilot projects. Click to learn more.
Building and Information Modelling holds tremendous promise for how we approach the smart cities built environment. But it hasn't yet fully 'arrived.' Guest author Matthew Mackay of Council Associate Partner Arcadis shares five elements to consider on how to make it deliver as it should.
Are smart street lights near the top of your smart cities transformation to-do list? If not, your city could be left behind. Enhanced public safety and energy efficiency are essential — but smart street lighting networks offer another key smart city ingredient: connectivity. Click to find out how, and why it matters.
Denver, Colorado, already considered a progressive city, is building what you might call a 'smart district' complete with a partially solar-powered microgrid, LED street lighting, preparations for driverless vehicles and more. Click for details about the city's ambitious project. You may find ideas your city can use.
We already know green buildings are more energy-efficient, healthier places for people to live and work. But a study led by Harvard University has assigned dollar amounts to their environmental and health benefits — and those amounts are staggering.
Each year heralds in a new wave of predictions when it comes to the trends and technology that will be sweeping over smart cities—and developing new ones. In 2017, European cities saw the rise of smart city solutions like electric vehicles, smart parking and street lighting, and free (and fast) Internet. 5G, for example, was a hot topic at tech conferences as companies partnered up with cities to get the networks in place for this high-speed service.
LED streetlighting projects are a good first smart city project for several reasons. And the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico intends to take advantage of as many of them as possible.
Moscow hasn't attracted the kind of attention other major cities have for their smart cities initiatives. But that may be changing as a result of the city's multi-faceted My Street initiative.
Just as connected cities enable greater operating efficiencies and support a more convenient and livable urban environment, there are apps capable of achieving the same for buildings. Read on to find out how connected lighting can improve the way we live and work in the built environment.