Everywhere you go, you read advice telling cities to use social media (we say it here at Smart Cities Council all the time). But using social media is one thing. Getting citizens to read it is another. Read about an Ohio town of 10,500 that has 88,000 Facebook "likes" and what that success has meant.
Examples and case studies
Glasgow, Scotland competed with 29 other UK cities to win the Future Cities Demonstrator designation from the UK's Technology Strategy Board, along with roughly $38 million to help finance its ideas. What were the ideas that brought Glasgow to the top of the heap? Click for highlights.
Take a look at the remarkable progress of China's Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). China's Ministry of Commerce ranks SIP as the most competitive industrial park in the country. We think it's the most competitive in the world and predict you will agree once you read its astounding accomplishments.
You've likely heard about the smart grid and smart meters. But there's more to the electric power value chain that can benefit from intelligence. Read about the multiple benefits Los Angeles Department of Water and Power gets from its newly installed smart transformers.
A post from ArchDaily reminds us that we've got lots of smart technology and lots of data, but even so we're missing a couple of things. One is the kind of knock-you-down creativity you'll see in an award-winning smart highway project. We've got video and details at the site.
Siberians are out to change the Western stereotype of a land that's bone-cracking cold and dotted with prison camps or bleak industrial cities. Click for details on the compelling urban future envisioned for the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (and the question the rest of us should be asking.)
Cloud computing is making it possible for virtually any city to have big-league computing capabilities. For example, click to read how a city in Inner Mongolia is using IBM's cloud technology to modernize infrastructure and stimulate economic growth.
How is it that Salt Lake City – population 180,000 -- is No. 1 in the U.S. in per-capita transit spending and reportedly the only city in the country building light rail, bus rapid transit, streetcars and commuter rail at the same time? Click to find out.
After touring the Las Vegas revitalization effort dubbed Downtown Project, education venture capitalist Tom Vander Ark writes about the schools piece of it – a useful reminder that education may be the most important smart city service of all.
Can advanced healthcare technologies bring cost savings to the public healthcare system while improving access to healthcare in an underserved urban community? The findings from an 18-month trial in Rio de Janeiro may surprise you.