City leaders and planners who want to better understand the dynamic behavior of their cities will be interested in the collaboration between the City of Portland, Oregon in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and IBM to develop an interactive model of the relationships that exist among the city's core systems.
Examples and case studies
Hearing how other cities are making their communities smarter -- in this case the city of Dubuque, Iowa in the U.S. midwest - can help city leaders and planners envision the possibilities in their own locales.
This presentation on Dublin, Ireland's smart city initiatives will interest city leaders and urban planners interested in real-life examples of how technology can be deployed to improve the efficiency of public services - from using mobile phones to pay for parking on city streets to installing smart water meters to support resource optimization.
City leaders, urban planners and citizens facing similar challenges can gain insight from this report outlining how Nairobi should turn to the latest technologies and global best practices to transform itself into a smarter and more efficient city as it strives to cope with an expanding population and become a major African business hub.
City leaders often get ideas and inspiration from what their colleagues elsewhere in the world are thinking and doing about urban challenges.