How smart cities developers are getting smart about construction

Fri, 2014-09-05 23:00 -- Kevin Ebi

Some of the technologies that make smart cities so effective can also pay off during their construction. Learn how Saudi Arabia developers are using mobile technology, why RFID has proven a construction site game-changer in Australia and how China is tapping supercomputers to make construction more cost-efficient.

Big WiFi project underscores Adelaide’s endless quest for livability

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:00 -- Doug Cooley

The city of Adelaide can now boast that it runs the largest free WiFi network in Australia, with help from Cisco. But that claim only touches the surface of what’s happening in the capital city of South Australia, where “livability” has become the mantra of public officials. Learn why.

Smart cities researchers simulate human behavior during floods

Tue, 2013-06-04 08:35 -- Jesse Berst

Many of the most exciting smart city possibilities relate to predictive analytics -- crunching data to forecast what will happen next. But there's always been a "blind spot" in how to predict and simulate human decisions, especially during unexpected events. Learn how Australian researchers are making progress on that front.