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April 09, 2018

LStar Ventures and General Electric are partnering to create a planned Smart City just twelve miles south of Boston. This city, Union Point, will embed smart technology into the energy, water, lighting and transportation systems that will serve residents of the community.

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January 15, 2018

When I spoke at the smart buildings show in London, the event took me back eleven years to the early days of “smart." The birth of smart was in Greenfield real estate, and from there, it evolved to where we are today.

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January 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris - S&RC Contributor Network

Smart building technology is producing energy savings of 8 percent to 18 percent in the commercial building sector, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

December 14, 2017

"Humans have always built new cities," spoke Caspar Herzberg, the President of Middle East and Africa Region at Schneider Electric, from a stripped bare boardroom high up in the Northeast Trade Tower. We were looking out through a window at skyscrapers glittering in the morning sun, myriad shops... read more

November 20, 2017

TechSpot In the last couple of days, there has been a lot of press coverage about the large land acquisition (25,000 acres) in Arizona executed by real estate developer, Belmont Partners, a venture funded by Cascade Investment LLC, which is tied to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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September 18, 2017

SRC Says: Around the world, Smart City research and case studies are proliferating at a rapid pace. Many of these advancements are broadly applicable to a North American context, even as the specifics are localized.

September 07, 2017

This is happening - are we ready? Entirely new cities and "fiberhoods" are emerging, grounded in cutting-edge technology. Sensor-laden, data-driven and internet-connected, these urban prototypes are the testing grounds for the future.

July 10, 2017 | William Ketcham

North Park University is in the midst of dramatic transformation. Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, the Chicago area liberal arts school has gradually instituted major changes in its master plan.

July 06, 2017

Cities are rapidly evolving to keep up with current and future challenges that come with expanding populations - and the private sector is helping them along the way. During the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Austin, TX, from June 26 through June 28, representatives from cities,... read more

June 20, 2017

Power-thirsty data centers could receive a new kind of electricity supply that uses surplus juice found in idle electric vehicles (EVs). It uses the cars' batteries to augment a building's grid power. Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology provides a way to store, then subsequently use, energy in... read more

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