India will have to accommodate another 700 million city dwellers over the next 20 years, which has led its government to announce plans to set up two smart cities in every state.
Microsoft knew the buildings on its 500-acre campus were incredibly energy-inefficient, but its engineers didn't care for the $60 million-plus estimate for a traditional fix or the disruption it would cause. So with dedication, the help of a few vendors and off-the-shelf Microsoft software, a company engineering team came up with a solution that is now saving millions in energy costs.
Cologne, Germany, and IBM recently completed a smart traffic pilot that yielded surprisingly accurate predictions of traffic flow and volume.
David Bartlett, VP of Smarter Buildings for IBM, is very clear on several points. Among them: One of the best ways to build smarter cities is to start with smarter buildings. But he says that's something we're not doing very well – yet.
Frustrated drivers circling in search of an elusive parking spot not only contribute to traffic congestion, they also add to air pollution levels. The fix? No worries, there's an app for it.
San Mateo County and its partners are collaborating on solving the region's most critical problems—and want to use the data and experiences they collect to guide future planning. Here's how they expect to do it.
When cities provide a popular service, they need to be sure it's dependable, that everything works as it should — or they'll be getting an earful from frustrated citizens. Learn about the smart technologies New York City is using to ensure its network of kiosks offering free public phone calls and Wi-Fi is always on.
Data is essential for smart city operations, but how it's stored is often neglected. In our story we take a look at what a resilient, energy-efficient data centre should look like and the benefits it can provide for smart cities.
Too often, today’s solutions can become tomorrow’s problems. See how Fairfax County, Virginia, a 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge finalist, plans to use its current success to build an innovative, inclusive future that lifts the next generation.
The technologies that make smart cities work require highly-trained people who know how to use and manage them. And finding that kind of talent can be difficult. It's a competitive market and schools often can’t provide the necessary training on their own. Fortunately, technology companies are stepping up to fill the gap.