New York City has already done a lot to reduce pollution, but more needs to be done to ensure a sustainable, livable future. A new plan focusing on large building energy efficiency is intended to achieve that goal. Sure. It's a big city plan, but it contains tools cities of any size should be able to use.
Policy and leadership
The first set of standards for smart cities was published to give cities a consistent way to measure their performance, share data and learn from each other as they planned and developed smart city projects. Now, an updated standard provides even more ways for cities to measure how well they're meeting their commitments to sustainable, resilient urban environments.
The Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand has experienced two years of steady growth and accomplishment. And there's much more to come. Read on to learn how the Council is continuing its mission: guiding cities to successful smart city project completion — and the new approaches we're adding to help ensure that success.
Water is frequently taken for granted. It shouldn't be. Water is an essential resource and can be squandered by poor management practices. Its use and management need to be both innovative and extremely well thought out — and major components of smart city roadmaps.
How can a smart city make our lives better? That's one of the key questions a roundtable of experts addressed as they explored the challenges and opportunities ahead for smart cities initiatives.
Most cities want to become more innovative, but how do you create an environment where that actually happens? Leaders from Silicon Valley’s most innovative cities share their top tips for success.
Where are you in your smart cities efforts? A new study finds half of cities worldwide have someone directing their smart cities initiatives. The good news is that if you’re behind, there’s time to catch up — or even leap ahead.
A combination of new and enhanced programs are a major step toward improving clean energy access for California's low-income renters and affordable housing owners – and the availability of safer, more affordable homes. Click to learn more.
Climate change is already dealing out massive impacts. But Carl Pope, former head of the Sierra Club, says there is reason to be hopeful. And cities are the best places to start. Learn why and what’s holding them back.
What makes a smart cities initiative successful? Regardless of a city’s size or location, many successful projects share 20 key traits. In the first of a two-part series, we look at 10 critical building blocks.