Research, publications and web sites

Local governments reveal top priorities, biggest barriers in smart tech adoption

Thu, 2016-10-13 09:54 -- SCC Staff

A survey of nearly 500 city and county administrators across the U.S. identified smart city technologies as a top priority in the public safety sector. What most described as the biggest barrier to implementation, however, may not surprise you.

Mayors: How the MetroLab Network can help you benefit from local universities

Wed, 2016-01-13 06:00 -- SCC Partner

If you aren’t working with local universities on your smart cities initiatives, you’re missing out on a valuable resource for research, design and development. Nearly two dozen American cities are working with universities to design and test pilots, and a new mechanism is making it even easier for cities like yours to tape into university resources too.

Lessons for Clean-up Ganga from Springfield

Thu, 2015-10-29 23:51 -- SCC India Staff

Domestic waste accounts for 80 per cent of pollutants in Ganga, which sweeps into the river through various sources. The Springfield city, in US, recently added an enhanced high-rate treatment (EHRT) facility featuring the world's largest compressible media filtration (CMF) system to treat the water quality in Mad River. Read to know the details of the project.

Report: Creating massive economic opportunity on the way to a low-carbon future

Wed, 2015-09-09 06:00 -- SCC Staff

Smart and green cities are increasingly viewed as central to achieving a low-carbon, prosperous and resilient future. An inspiring new report suggests how to achieve that scenario with smart policies and global collaboration. Learn how your city can accelerate its progress.

Study: Mobile payments catching on in the UK. Is your city ready?

Wed, 2015-07-29 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

Cities that aren't using – or considering using – mobile payments systems may want to reconsider. A new MasterCard study indicates the British are becoming more willing to drop their reservations about making payments by phone in favor of the convenience. The bonus for cities? They may be able to save a lot of money.

New B&V report targets water resiliency and how utilities can manage change

Wed, 2015-06-10 06:00 -- SCC Staff

An important new report from Black & Veatch shows how water utilities are taking steps to prepare themselves for both short-term system shocks and long-term sustainability, examining resiliency from three perspectives: strategic, financial and operational. Click for video highlights and a link to the full report.