A smart city is an effective and accountable city

The budgeting process in any organisation is the primary touchpoint for collaboration. Everyone who spends money must propose how much they’ll spend, as well as where, why and how. In most cases, local governments are navigating that budget process using a 30-year-old system or an Excel spreadsheet. However this world is now changing fundamentally.

SCC Partner Spotlight

AVEVA creates industrial software that inspires people to shape the future.  They believe industry advancement should enhance the human experience. AVEVA’s customers are owners, operators and engineering contractors associated with complex process plant and marine assets who operate in the Power, Oil & Gas, Marine, Paper & Pulp, and many process-related industries.Most large-scale engineering projects are unique and of such a scale that they cannot be prototyped, but employ a concurrent design-and-build approach, often involving many partners across the globe working together on a single project. AVEVA has unparalleled experience and understanding of providing software and services to this complex market.

Expert Talk: Carlo Ratti on Smart Cities of tomorrow

Fri, 2015-12-18 18:24 -- SCC India Staff
12/17/2015

Carlo Ratti is a Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. Following the Wired Magazine Carlo Ratti is one of the "50 people who will change the world" and was also named as "50 most influential designers in America" by Fast Company. He was also a speaker at ‘National Conclave on Smart Technologies’ organised by Smart Cities Council India at Hyderabad in August 2015.

Wayfinding – the only way forward

Fri, 2015-12-18 18:07 -- SCC India Staff
12/29/2015

How many times have you missed an exit on an expressway and cursed under your breath? It is not only the frustration of missing an appointment but the loss of fuel and the unnecessary emission that adds to the already foul air. In urban settings, wayfinding specialists develop signage and information systems for both, pedestrians and motorists, who have unique challenges navigating streets and roadways. These information systems help people develop “mental maps” of the terrain and simplify their routes to the extent possible.

Network is Knowledge – Knowledge is Network

Mon, 2015-12-07 20:14 -- SCC India Staff
12/07/2015

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
Data-is second nature to technology. The information, available and critical when collected & processed, for collaboration can work wonders towards a “mutual-symbiotic” future. Has been the evolutionary theory of our world- as we know it today.

Hear HUD Secretary Julian Castro

Find out what message Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and now Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has for cities. He's one of the featured speakers at Smart Cities Week, Sept. 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The conference is sold out, but we'll post updates on this site and you can follow the action on Twitter at #smartcitiesweekDC

School District Cuts Energy Costs with Cloud Computing

Wed, 2015-08-19 11:38 -- SCC Staff
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When a Massachusetts school district consolidated its summer school operations into one building officials were worried about sky high energy prices. But Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform enabled them to manage their heating and cooling equipment and cut costs. Learn more in this case study.

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