Connected cities spur innovation and ensure continuing competitiveness, writes George Karayannis in the latest installment of his series on the new smart city standard. Click to see how your city measures up against telecommunications and innovation indicators.
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George Karayannis serves up some disturbing statistics in the latest installment of his series on the new smart city standard. His focus this week is solid waste – and the very long road ahead to zero waste cities. It's an eye-opener.
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $45 million investment to help U.S. cities use innovation to tackle urban problems. The foundation's Innovation Delivery model has been tested in five cities, including Atlanta and New Orleans. Click to see the results.
Getting a handle on the evolving smart cities movement is a challenge. But you may find some help at your local university. More and more academic outlets are stepping up to provide classes, workshops and conferences.
The popular smart city rankings conducted by Council Advisor Boyd Cohen have been enhanced this year with expanded indicators, a new advisory panel and an exciting invitation for 100 cities around the world to see how they rank. Is your city on the list?
A free decoder tool created for San Francisco promises to seamlessly transform hard-to-use municipal laws into "ridiculously useful" open data formats online. Click for details on the open-source software available to some 2,000 city clients of American Legal Publishing.
An MIT course for business, engineering and government professionals June 16-18 will focus on disruptive innovations in technology, design, planning, policy and strategies that can bring dramatic improvements in urban livability and sustainability. Get the details.
A new version of IBM's Smarter Water product includes a promising new feature that allows third-party developers to build water apps – think leak detection, flood management, water quality and the like – on its platform. Find out how this will change the water app landscape.
Smart Cities Council Advisory Board member Architecture 2030 has gone into beta testing of its new tool to help cities "successfully adapt to climatic changes." The tool provides guiding principles for all aspects of urban planning.
Smart outdoor campus lighting networks provide the right amount of lighting for different types of locations and events. They also deliver enhanced safety, greater energy efficiency and lower operating and maintenance costs. Click to learn more about the benefits and advantages of intelligent campus lighting.