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GRID20/20 Smart City: Lowering the cost of living in a city

Wed, 2013-11-20 06:02 -- Jesse Berst

We think you'll be as intrigued as we were when you read our recent Q&A with Alan Snook, president of GRID20/20, a Council Associate Partner in the energy space. For example, click to the interview to find out why Alan says smart cities can learn a thing or two from theme parks – and how companies like his are lowering the cost of living in a city.

When is it smart for a city to go smart? (Hint: The answer is arithmetic)

Wed, 2013-10-30 06:00 -- Brian Cotton

So many people chronicle the benefits of smart cities in vague generalities and ignore the cost question entirely. But as Brian Cotton of Frost & Sullivan points out in today's guest column, the smart thing to do is to calculate the numbers on both sides of the equation. Click for more on using math to decide whether, when and where to launch your smart city journey.

How India hopes to cut to the front of the smart city line (and how IBM plans to help)

Wed, 2013-09-25 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

We've seen it before -- developing regions leapfrogging the developed world. South Korea, for instance, is the acknowledged world leader in broadband access after starting from way behind. Now we're seeing signs that India may become a leader in smart cities.

Freight logistics - an overlooked key to urban transformation (and the European effort to get it right)

Wed, 2013-09-18 06:06 -- Jesse Berst

It's no secret that we have too many delivery trucks from too many companies driving around our cities, duplicating effort and increasing emissions. The European Commission has funded research to find solutions and we think you'll agree some of them are pretty interesting.

What an award-winning smart highway teaches us about smart cities

Wed, 2013-09-04 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

A post from ArchDaily reminds us that we've got lots of smart technology and lots of data, but even so we're missing a couple of things. One is the kind of knock-you-down creativity you'll see in an award-winning smart highway project. We've got video and details at the site.