Livermore, California became the inaugural community in The Capacity Project, a new initiative from Chevron and WattzOn to help provide sustainable local economic growth, help residents save money on power bills and help the local workforce gain skills for careers in cleantech industries.
Vancouver, B.C. city staff has laid out a $30 million smart cities plan for the city council that includes expanding the city's open data program, providing access to city services through digital platforms and providing an 'incubator' for digital businesses in the community.
IBM and its partner Element Blue have launched a custom water management platform in the South African city of Tshwana where they're recruiting citizens to help evaluate and report on the status of water distribution.
The executive director of UN Women told a forum on cities against poverty that technology is significantly supporting initiatives to make cities safer places. And she brought some issues to the discussion not often heard in smart cities discussions: women's participation and equal rights.
Residents of Nice, France are remotely accessing city services confidentially and well beyond normal city hall operating hours – all from a popular shopping mall.
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.
Clean air is critical for citizens' well-being, but cities can't deliver that by themselves. Learn what steps cities can take to make citizens active participants in efforts to help them stay safe, even when natural disasters can pose air quality problems.
A new Smart Cities Guidance Note for Civic Innovation has been released by the Smart Cities Council to help drive greater citizen-led innovation in our communities.
The 1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly recently took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th of November. The day’s theme was Accelerating your innovation economy and focused on how smart city solutions can advance innovation and economic development. Honored by the attendance of the most reputable names in the Smart Cities industry, the stakeholder assembly quickly gained attention from all around Europe.
Continental's Singapore autonomous vehicle partnership… Oracle's energy efficiency program… Itron's Brazilian grid reliability project… Microsoft's tech training program for military spouses... and more. Click the links for details.