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Smarter Cities - Future cities Smarter Cities Skip to main content Mobile navigation Smarter Cities Tab navigation Previous The cognitive city See how cities like Madrid prepare for the cognitive era Learn more Economic vitality 2.0 How public sector organizations can embrace the digital era Download the white paper (932KB) In the city with Catherine Bracy Cities thrive when citizens use open-source data Watch the video on the People 4 Smarter Cities site Personalized healthcare is now possible See how the journey of health is changing Learn more Manage information more effectively Create opportunities through leadership and innovation Read the IBM industry solutions paper (2.06MB) TED@IBM presentation Gianluca Ambrosetti explains how to solve the energy crisis one sunflower at a time Watch the video (00:08:07) Miami made with social When citizens connect, city leaders gain instant feedback Watch the video (00:00:30) It's all about leadership Michael Dixon on engaging communities for smarter cities Watch the video (00:03:48) Next

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What Businesses Can Learn from Smart Cities - LABCITIES The idea of a smart city is to provide benefits that improve the quality of life of every citizen and make the city an attractive place to live. But the stakeholders in the building of a smart city project face unique challenges due to the sensitive data and taxpayer money involved. Technologically, connecting almost everything within a geographical territory is a big challenge. Also, putting together a huge team of stakeholders such as software developers, planners, experts, architects, and security advisers, and steering that team toward the goal, can be daunting. Business can learn a few things from the development of smart cities. Balance Growth and Data Security

Blog Cisco Blog > Government The City of Schenectady, New York has long been on the forefront of the Smart Cities movement, utilizing new technology to help improve its municipal services and government operations. The city’s goal is to become a fully integrated, connected city by implementing a wireless network that takes advantage of the Internet of Everything (IoE), the networked connection of people, process, data, and things. To work towards this goal, the city has rolled out numerous IoE-based projects designed to improve city life in a variety of areas based on an outdoor City-owned Wi-Fi network that can perform multiple simultaneous tasks.

Smart Homes are the Key to Smart Cities - Curb The first Smart Cities Innovation Summit took place in Austin from June 13-15, 2016, introducing forward-thinking cities to smart new solutions in order to keep up with rapid growth in green initiatives. Eric Gould Bear, CURB’s Chief Experience Officer, joined Shawn Freeman, Trusource Lab’s CMO, on a panel exploring issues of smart meters, energy saving strategies, and data privacy. Smart cities are the key to change; large scale change. Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, says, “If cities become greener, then we change the world.”

About Peg What is Peg? Peg measures the health of our community year over year – in ways that count. We tally studies on everything from the health of babies born in Winnipeg right through to how many of them graduate 18 years later. We track how much garbage we take to the landfill and how often we give up our cars to take public transit. We calculate how often citizens volunteer and if we're doing more or less of it.It's here at Peg that Winnipeggers can learn how their life, their neighbourhood and their city is changing – for the good and the bad.

Columbus wins $50 million DoT Smart Cities Challenge - Jun. 23, 2016 On Thursday, the Department of Transportation announced that Columbus was the winner of its Smart Cities Challenge. It beat out the six other finalists: San Francisco, Austin, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Mo., and Portland, Oregon. "We're on the cusp of a transportation revolution," said Anthony Foxx, the secretary of the Department of Transportation. "Columbus put forward an impressive holistic vision for how technology can help all its residents." The contest was launched to help a city transition over to a "smart" transportation system that uses technology like self-driving cars and connected vehicles.

The 8 Smartest Cities In Latin America As I've written before, all smart cities are on the journey towards being smarter, but none of them have arrived. This statement could not be more true when discussing smart cities in Latin America. I must admit I have a soft spot for the region. For the past two years, I have lived in two of the top 10 cities, and visited several others frequently.

Can We Ever Really Build a "Smart City" ? In Brief It cost 22 billion dollars to build the smart city of Masdar, but it is now barely occupied and more than halfway from reaching its ambitious emission targets. The Smart City approach is the favored paradigm of 2010s urban development. What Exactly Is A Smart City? Having worked in the smart cities space for several years now, I am encouraged by the growth of the sector and the pace of technological advancements being developed for urban environments. However, I believe that the smart-cities movement is being held back by a lack of clarity and consensus around what a smart city is and what the components of a smart city actually are. While some people continue to take a narrow view of smart cities by seeing them as places that make better use of information and communication technology (ICT), the cities I work with (and most of the participants in the #smartchat, a monthly Twitterchat about smart cities held on the first Wednesday of each month) all view smart cities as a broad, integrated approach to improving the efficiency of city operations, the quality of life for its citizens, and growing the local economy. Later this year, I’ll publish my annual rankings of smart cities here on Co.Exist.

Ynetnews Business - Modi'in to become a smart city Israeli internet provider Bezקq is going for its next challenge – building a smart city. The company announced on Tuesday that it will be teaming up with the Modi'in Municipality to create a first of its kind smart city, with full digital management over a wide variety of municipal services. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter

This Beautiful Mexico City Building Eats The City's Smog Plenty of green buildings cut down on pollution with design features that minimize their energy usage. A tower under construction at a Mexico City hospital, on the other hand, actually eats pollution in the air that surrounds it. The Torre de Especialidades is shielded with a facade of Prosolve370e, a new type of tile whose special shape and chemical coating can help neutralize the chemicals that compose smog: and not just a small amount of them, but the equivalent produced by 8,750 1,000 cars driving by each day. The tile is the first product by Berlin-based design firm Elegant Embellishments, whose co-founder Allison Dring explained to me via email, just exactly how a 100-meter-long tile screen can suck up serious amounts of smog. When UV light cuts through smoggy air and hits the titanium dioxide on the tiles, a chemical reaction occurs between the tiles and chemicals in the smog—mono-nitrogen oxides, or NOx.

The Road to Smart Cities and Connected Citizens: Are We There Yet? (Article published in TM Forum Live! Asia) Ahead of his presentation at TM Forum Live! Asia (December 7-8, Singapore), Dr.