South Bend, Indiana faced an estimated $120 million in costs to get its wastewater collection system under control. But through a collaborative effort with Notre Dame University, IBM and a local tech company, the city was able to deploy a monitoring and collection system at a fraction of the estimate.
Examples and case studies
While the U.S. trails many other countries in broadband speeds, Lake Nona, FL, has managed to deliver gigabit to every home and business. This case study, prepared by the Council's City Networks Task Force, explains how they used dense network architecture and smart homes and buildings to provide it.
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, had a serious problem: streets overwhelmed with trash. Even four to five daily waste collections were inadequate. That’s when the city’s government turned to a solution from smart waste and recycling management company Ecube Labs.
Smart cities promise to provide a quality of life that can support future generations sustainably, says Cushman & Wakefield report.
A 'Smart City' is one that has processes in place to make service delivery better, faster and cheaper. Many times, the application of a new technology will provide this edge, but sometimes it is a low-tech solution that best meets the 'better, faster, cheaper' test. As Lavasa's technology partner, MyCity Technologies helps the city make these decisions; but technologies alone does not make Lavasa (or any city) smart. Proceed to read the Master Plan for Lavasa.
Thanks to the Yammer private social network and interactive models from Corinth Classroom, students at two schools 5,000 miles apart are able to collaborate on an international education project. Watch the video for details.
Odense Municipality in Denmark wanted a way to streamline its governmental organization and replace an outdated email solution. Read in this case study about the efficiencies municipal employees gained when the city migrated to Microsoft Office 365.
Spring rains and snowmelt pour into the rivers and reservoirs that feed the Calgary’s water supply. As a result, downtown businesses and residents are faced with unpredictable floods. Read in this case study why the city turned to OSIsoft's PI System for a data-driven approach to predicting and managing flooding.
How do you extend your reach, both locally and globally, while tightening your budget? For Edinburgh Napier University the answer is in bridging the gap between campuses, each approximately three miles apart. This case study explains how they did it.