IoT-based smarter building management systems can do a lot to increase energy efficiency (and reduce the power bill), enhance security and take advantage of data analytics to improve overall performance. But they can be expensive. Fortunately advances in the field are providing more options, like the one described in our story. Click for details.
If you're a brand new city, what can you do quickly to make your residents' lives better? Peachtree Corners, one of Georgia's newest cities, went digital — digitizing its resources to more efficiently manage its operations and make the public safer.
Want free, expert help to help your city innovate? MetroLab Network details the top 10 ways to partner with universities — the often free resource that can often give your smart cities initiatives a huge boost.
A network of sensors will be installed at several locations in Chicago to monitor and track several of the things that affect livability—like air quality, climate and noise. While the project is designed to help the city become healthier and more efficient, the data collected will be open to anyone who wants to use it, from citizens and scientists to researchers and other cities.
When the residents of Georgia suburb Johns Creek want to know what their police department is up to, all they need to do is look it up rather than file a request for a report. In addition to opening lines of communication between the department and the people they serve, an experimental new program gives police the information and insights they need to operate more efficiently.
Standards aren’t just about interoperability. They are also key to helping you measure your progress as a smart city and seeing how you compare to others. Read on to learn about a new benchmarking model and three steps you can take today to better measure your progress.
Your city likely collects a lot of data, but data by itself doesn’t have much value. It’s the analysis of that data that can transform cities. See how Philadelphia worked with CH2M analytics to safeguard its water supply and what you city could gain from big data.
There are ever increasing numbers of intelligent devices in cities, but what makes a city a smart city is what it’s actually able to do with them. From infrastructure to analytics to partnerships, see what the world’s smartest cities are doing and what you can do to make your IoT investment pay for itself.
There is no security without cybersecurity. As your city looks to the IoT and cloud to provide the services your citizens want, it’s critical that you’re also able to demonstrate that you can protect their data. Learn why and how to get started.
When you think of making winter roads safer, you tend to think of de-icer. Blainville, however, turned to data. By bringing all of the different sources of data together with a map-based platform from K2 Geospatial, the city found ways to dramatically improve safety while cutting costs.