A new tool that could help you get to the bottom of your traffic troubles

Thu, 2017-01-12 11:54 -- SCC Partner

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.

Thank your universities (because they're filling the smart cities talent gap)

Thu, 2016-12-01 14:40 -- Doug Peeples

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.

Is predictive policing right for your smart city?

Thu, 2016-11-10 14:54 -- Doug Peeples

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.

How cities around the world are enhancing urban lifestyles with the Internet of Things

Thu, 2016-11-03 06:27 -- SCC Staff

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.

4 best practices for how to get smart cities right

Thu, 2016-09-29 15:31 -- SCC Staff

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.