Is it possible to cut utility operating costs and improve customer service at the same time? Here's how data helped an Illinois water utility save $250,000 a year while keeping customers engaged – and happier.
City planners are intrigued by the potential of driverless cars. But how can they be seamlessly integrated into urban transportation systems? Our guest authors explain why mobility as a service is the right approach.
Americans are more worried about crime than they've been at any time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. See how North Carolina is fighting crime and saving millions of dollars at the same time.
As the costs of highway congestion continue to grow dramatically, a new effort could give your city what it really needs to make a difference: robust, accurate and meaningful data. Learn how the effort could not only get traffic flowing, but also improve safety.
Because a smart city's success depend so heavily on complex systems and technologies, one question often asked is: where do we find the skilled tech professionals capable of operating and administering them? Fortunately, more and more universities and other institutions are stepping up to fill the talent gap.
Until relatively recently, police work typically involved reacting to events as they happened or shortly after. And anticipating crime was largely a combination of officers' intuition and experience. Predictive policing is a different approach that could very well be changing the future of law enforcement. Read our story to learn how.
Wondering how the Internet of Things can deliver valuable benefits in your neighborhoods and downtowns? Click for a new white paper produced by the Smart Cities Council and Microsoft; it's loaded with examples of IoT in action in cities around the world.
It's not easy to come up with a set of recommendations for how cities can best make their smart city visions reality… because all cities are different, with different populations and different needs. But there are some lessons learned by successful cities that can help guide yours to success, too.
San Diego plans to slash water and energy use by at least 25% using a powerful combination of real-time data and analytics. Learn how the project works and how you can apply this blueprint to your own sustainability initiatives.
You don’t always need to find a new funding source to pay for a major initiative. Learn about two approaches that governments are using to bring in millions in taxes and fees they are already supposed to be collecting.