The Birmingham, UK Smart City Commission -- a body created by the city council which includes leading figures from the business, academic and public sectors -- developed a Smart City Roadmap detailing over 35 actions that aim to influence the city’s approach to creating a sustainable and better future for its citizens.
This briefing highlights Council Associate Partner ABB's deep portfolio of intelligent solutions that are at the heart of a city's critical infrastructure -- including examples of smart cities projects ABB has been involved in around the world.
Anyone looking for a basic, straightforward explanation of what a smart grid is will find it in this one-pager from Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid.
This paper from Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid explains how smart grids are paving the way for a fresh approach to urban development, leading to the emergence of a new concept in environmentally responsible smart cities. It offers a close up on its work in Nice, France, site of Europe's first smart solar district demonstration project.
Bechtel civil infrastructure planning manager James Denton-Brown talks to Project magazine about smart cities and the Smart Cities Readiness Guide. It's a great interview with insights on the important role project management plays in the development of smart cities.
Busan, South Korea's second largest city, stimulated job creation and business growth by leveraging information and communications technologies.
To streamline communications to police officers in the field and reduce costs, the city of Redlands equipped them with new touch-based smartphones and tablets. While they proved their value in everyday field operations, it soon became clear that their IT team needed a cohesive and centralized way to administer this mobility infrastructure and better support its users in the field. Officials in other cities may be interested in the solution Redlands chose and the benefits gained.