The UK Technology Strategy Board challenged UK cities to show how they would integrate their city systems to create better places to live and work. This report highlights the common trends and themes that unite these unique city visions of a smarter, more sustainable future.
In 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia Mayor Gregor Robertson put together a Greenest City Action Team. Its job was to construct a plan to transform Vancouver into the greenest city on earth. This document outlines the vision and may serve as a useful starting point to other cities getting started on a smart city path.
If you think billboards are an annoyance – a sort of visual noise -- you may change your mind after seeing this short video showcasing the "functional" billboards-turned-street furniture created by ad agency Ogilvy & Mather France for IBM's Smarter Cities Project.
Street construction projects are a big deal for businesses in the area where the construction is occurring, for citizens who need to get from Point A to Point B in a timely fashion and for neighborhood residents who must endure the noise and commotion. City officials will be interested in how a Canadian city is using an open government initiative to make construction season less stressful.
What can cities do to counter the effect of declining municipal finances on urban infrastructure that's in great need of renewal? Mayors and experts from the financial community discuss that issue in this video discussion hosted by the Milken Institute.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released the Building America Solution Center to the public. The web-based tool serves building industry professionals, researchers and market-transformation programs.
Analyzing real-time data at Florida's Sun Life Stadium - home of the Miami Dolphins - allows improvement to the game-day experience for fans by optimizing operations and traffic flow.
The City of Bremen, Germany standardized on Wonderware software for centralized control of more than 1,200 municipal properties.