Examples and case studies

Big WiFi project underscores Adelaide’s endless quest for livability

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:00 -- Doug Cooley

The city of Adelaide can now boast that it runs the largest free WiFi network in Australia, with help from Cisco. But that claim only touches the surface of what’s happening in the capital city of South Australia, where “livability” has become the mantra of public officials. Learn why.

Smart cities reading list: 5 takes on city challenges (and ways to overcome them)

Wed, 2014-04-30 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

Click to read about the transformation of two very different cities; a call for pairing smart policies with smart technologies; why more compact cities could help slow global warming; smarter approaches to food insecurity, and IT challenges in our schools.

GE battery trial dials up the savings in the Dominican Republic

Wed, 2013-12-11 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

In some parts of the Dominican Republic, the electric grid is so unreliable that power is often lost for four to eight hours at a time. Read how a pilot involving a leading-edge battery backup system from GE chalked up some staggering cost savings for a telecomm provider (and kept the power on).

New insights open up "enormous possibilities" in Spanish cities

Wed, 2013-11-27 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

Using data from trash containers that know how much is thrown away, smart street lights that report out when they need maintenance and parking places that know when they are empty is opening up "enormous possibilities" for better public sector management, according to the mayor of Irun, Spain. See why he says that.