While many cities battle long-term drought conditions, others are blessed with an abundance of water. Learn how Milwaukee, Wisconsin took advantage of that abundance to build a growing water-based economy -- and its plans to become a global water marketplace.
Policy frameworks and tools
Smart Cities Council India successfully organised the third in its series of India-wide Promising Cities seminars in Kalyan on 27 August, 2015. in Kalyan, Maharashtra.
Widespread WiFi, fancy smartphones and killer mobile apps are empowering private citizens to offer goods and services outside of normal business channels. The phenomenon -- commonly known as the “sharing economy” or “on-demand economy” -- may soon be coming to your city, if it hasn’t already, A new report from the National League of Cities can help your city prepare for it.
Smart cities strive to deliver public services in a more efficient manner. Yet an important first step may be improving the efficiency of operations at city hall itself. A new tool aims to do just that by helping municipalities adopt a common language for talking about important city issues. (And it's free.)
Continuing our deep dive on the new smart city standard ISO 37120, industry veteran George Karayannis takes a look at wastewater and how well cities are treating it. Did you realize some big cities are big offenders? Don't miss this latest installment to see how your city compares.
Taking a deep dive on urban planning indicators in the new smart city standard ISO 37120, industry veteran George Karayannis details what green spaces, planting trees (and the shade they offer), informal settlements and job/housing ratios say about a city's progress.
The message in the iconic 1969 Rolling Stones hit still resonates 45 years later -- with cities worldwide challenged by homelessness and slums as urban populations soar. In his series on the new smart city standard, George Karayannis explains how cities can measure their progress.
For the first time, city leaders and citizens have a set of clearly defined city performance indicators and a standard way to measure them. In his new series launching today, industry veteran George Karayannis explains what cities need to know about ISO 37120. Don't miss it.
The Smart Cities Council released version 1.0 of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Guide, the first comprehensive, vendor-neutral smart city handbook for city leaders and planners.
Transit-oriented developments (TODs) are mixed-use residential and commercial areas designed to maximize access to public transport. A great theory in concept -- but difficult to get things right in practice. A new tool may fix that.