Citizens

November 06, 2017

With the majority of the world’s population now living in urban environments, the concept of Smart Cities is more important than ever.

black & veatch smart city 2.0
November 02, 2017

The phrase “Smart City” is synonymous with technology, but at its core, the concept is so much more than that. For cities to truly become “smart,” humans need to be at the center of urban design and planning.

citizens need to get involved in infrastructure
October 11, 2017

The president’s proposed $1 trillion national infrastructure plan has become something of an anomaly.

future cities ai intelligence
September 12, 2017

“Our future is much too important to be left to algorithms and intelligent machines...”

August 01, 2017

A flood forced 100,000 people to evacuate Santa Fe, Argentina, in 2003. More than 150 people died in the disaster. It's been nearly 15 years and the city's leadership is still figuring out how to retrofit infrastructure and prepare for the next storm. One of the people at the center of this work... read more

IoT Projects People Challenges
July 20, 2017

Welcome to the fourth post in my series of seven chapters intended to help individuals and organisations on their journey to deploying a successful Internet of Things (IoT) transformation.

July 19, 2017

Among the many pieces of wisdom in Jane Jacobs' 1961 masterpiece, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, one stands out a half-century later as a near-universal urban planning truth. It's the idea that healthy communities are built on the face-to-face contact of their residents.

July 11, 2017

Consumers tend to be most excited about IoT applications that improve their home life, from smart TVs and thermostats to ovens that cook food automatically. However, IoT in the healthcare industry could be much bigger-and much more impactful on your health and lifestyle.

Image by Ian Sane on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
May 12, 2017

What makes a “smart city” truly “smart”? This is the question I was asking this week, during Smart Cities Week Silcon Valley, a conference promoting the idea to city governments.

August 30, 2016

Cities today are being pulled in two different and contradictory directions: They're being told to work smarter but to not spend any more taxpayer dollars doing it, a modern variation of the age-old paradox of "doing more with less."

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