Examples and case studies

Success tips for social media (from an internationally recognized source)

Wed, 2013-10-16 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

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.

Want to win a smart city contest? Here's how Glasgow did it

Wed, 2013-09-25 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

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.

World's most powerful industrial park is a template for smart cities

Mon, 2013-09-23 09:54 -- Jesse Berst

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.

What an award-winning smart highway teaches us about smart cities

Wed, 2013-09-04 06:00 -- Jesse Berst

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.

6 ideas you should steal: How Salt Lake City became a smart transportation leader

Mon, 2013-06-10 12:03 -- Jesse Berst

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.