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Smart City Tools
Click for details on four new tools designed to help developers and policymakers have more success with urban planning projects – including a sustainability tool Longmont, Colorado is using to gauge the impact of park or street projects on other aspects of city life.
The results of innovation are all around us whether it’s technology, a service or a product. But what separates a great new approach from a dead-end idea? How do you organize innovation? At the risk of sounding trite, there really is an app for that.
The first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was launched last month. It aims to help cities develop climate action plans and access climate financing. A free Jan. 20 webinar will focus on the standard; click for details.
More cities are turning to innovation funds to spur staff into thinking creatively to better serve their communities and get more for less. But are they working? A number of cities report success. But Portland, Oregon had to rework its approach after a so-so start. Get the details.
Latest is our exploration of the new smart city standard is a look at water and sanitation indicators called out in ISO 37120. We can’t survive more than a few days without water; how sustainable is your city’s supply? Don't miss the next installment in our series by industry veteran George Karayannis.
The British Standards Institution says its new guide to data interoperability will help public and private sector organizations more easily share data in a smart city environment. Read about other benefits BSI expects to see from PAS 182, including reduced costs and a better quality of life.
A leading provider of software and services solutions for cities and public safety agencies, SunGard Public Sector announced it will turbo-charge its local government offerings with Socrata's open data and financial transparency apps. Learn what it means for cities.
A new interactive game started by Council Advisor IEEE hopes to use the public's creativity to find the next smart city breakthrough. Learn more about the game and see some of the smart ideas submitted so far.
The new smart city standard provides indicators cities can use to gauge their progress on mass transit, non-car infrastructure like bike paths, transportation safety and more. George Karayannis has details in his latest deep dive on ISO 37120.