Higher Education

September 15, 2017

Data is top of mind for leaders in almost every sector. Higher education officials find it useful to elevate retention. Businesses use it to track trends. Government officials use data to deliver more effective services to residents and streamline government resources. But, it turns out smart... read more

August 10, 2017

With many municipalities strapped for resources, the Smart City vision can seem like a pipe dream. Even in the cases where funding comes through and a project is launched, there’s no guarantee of success.

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.

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May 01, 2017

Universities have the potential to advance the Smart City conversation in a variety of ways.

March 28, 2017

Three heavy hitters in the Pacific Northwest have formed an alliance they say will bring data front and center as a driver of social change.

February 07, 2017

The competition for technicians skilled in IT, Big Data and the other technologies smart cities require has been heating up for some time. A broad range of industries, from banking to manufacturing, need talented IT and analytics professionals, too.

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December 13, 2016 | Dr. Jaoquin Rodriguez, Leading Cities Barcelona Local Coordinator

We have to admit that the role of the university in our society is evolving in a direction very difficult to define, finding itself in a no man’s land between the tradition it represents and a new social framework where knowledge is Online, and the capabilities and qualifications that our... read more

March 14, 2016

If you ask Peter Pirnejad to pinpoint the moment innovation in cities started happening on a much larger scale, the Development Services Director for the city of Palo Alto, California, has a ready answer. "From my perspective, it seems that cities have made a definitive shift to embrace... read more

February 08, 2016

It's no secret that universities and colleges are major factors in the economic development of cities and metro areas. Stanford is often credited as the innovative spur to the Silicon Valley, while MIT is seen as a catalyst for startups and high-technology in and around Greater Boston.

December 09, 2015

12/02/2015 IBM and University College Dublin are working to develop the next-generation technologies we'll see in the sustainable and smart cities of tomorrow. The multi-faceted project will delve into connected cars, integrated mobile applications, healthcare management and much more. Read the... read more

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