If you're a city leader committed to a smart city transformation, you know the challenges well: It's a disruptive to dismantle what once was and build in its place a livable, economically vibrant and sustainable city. So why would you take on even more challenges to help smaller communities become smart too? Jesse Berst passes along four good reasons, including three ways to help yourself by helping others.
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As the energy industry moves forward with the work of transforming an antiquated electricity network into a strong, resilient, responsive and reliable 21st century electric grid you may wonder who or what is shaping our energy future. Read the story to learn how and why smart cities are becoming more influential in the direction that future is taking.
Most cities and utilities see the smart cities transformation as truly revolutionary. But despite that, the latest Black & Veatch survey finds they’re moving slower in that direction. Learn about the obstacles they see in their way and how you can leap over them so you don’t get left behind.
Denmark's cities have most of the challenges other cities contend with in their smart city makeover efforts. But a new report says the country could very well become a smart cities world leader, and its national government very much wants to see that happen.
What the smart cities initiative really needs is a common platform for technology adoption that can be shared across different cities. At least that's the opinion of several industry leaders in Europe. Read the story to learn what they have in mind and why collaboration is such a big part of what they want to do.
Local governments throughout the world are working hard to create sustainable, energy-efficient and economically strong smart cities. But the intelligent technologies we rely on to create them are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats – and few local governments are doing much to protect against them, say experts at security software company Kaspersky Lab. Read the story for their recommendations on precautions cities can take.
The U.S. and the European Union may be the trailblazers for the smart cities initiative, but Chinese officials say their country will dominate the smart city technology sector within five years. And they’re confident enough to say the Chinese smart city model will be one of the first to be adopted by other countries.
The ratings are key to evaluate the credit worthiness of any particular ULB for raising additional resources from the market, based on its sustainable revenue stream to fund the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
The Urban Development minister was speaking at the 'National Strategy Day on India' organised by the World Economic Forum and industry body CII. The move is aimed at easing doing of business in India.
The Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal shares his vision of a clean and green city with additional pro-citizen features in the next three years, while Mangaluru is working towards a economic growth model by forming an alliance between all key stakeholders.