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July 19, 2017
In the U.S., Public-Private Partnerships are becoming an increasingly popular solution for local leaders’ infrastructure woes. For every success story, though, there are dozens more cities or counties that haven’t utilized this model. The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships knows this... read more
July 17, 2017
A new report from Visiongain takes a look at the global smart metering market over the next ten years. This research report, titled “Smart Gas Metering Market Forecast 2017-2017,” includes 160 tables, graphics and charts that promise an in-depth view of trends and data in the market.
June 29, 2017
“This is space camp for city geeks.” These were the words that Mayor Steve Adler used to welcome attendees to the second iteration of the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, which convened in Austin from June 25 to 28 this past week. This was hardly an insult; everyone in the audience, from... read more
June 23, 2017 |
On May 9 and 10, 2017, London’s Tower Hotel hosted the 7th Annual SWAN Conference. More than 220 industry leaders from 31 countries attended the forum, where a variety of panels, presentations and roundtable discussions were conducted regarding the present and future of smart water and wastewater... read more
June 22, 2017
There has never been a greater abundance of data available in the world. Connected technology has made data collection easier than ever, while the open data movement has ensured that everyone can view it. The problem, then, is context – what do we do with all of this data? Today, IFTTT has made... read more
June 19, 2017
Mobility is one of the biggest issues affecting Smart Cities, and Michelin is stepping up to lead the conversation. Last week in Montreal, the company hosted Movin'On 2017, a summit focused around sustainable transit.
June 14, 2017
At the Movin'On summit in Montréal, Michelin unveiled its visionary new tire concept. Made from bio-sourced and biodgredable material, this concept combines the wheel and the tire into a single component. As the video below shows, though, the advances don't stop there.
June 12, 2017
Now more than ever, cities are at the center of the world. This was the consensus at this year's iteration of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, which convened from June 7 to 9 last week. Meeting at the Art Institute of Chicago, city leaders joined with thought leaders from academia and the... read more
June 13, 2017 |
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) along with New York City (NYC) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WyDOT) were selected by the U.S. DOT to implement, deploy, operate and maintain a connected-vehicle (CV) pilot deployment focusing on vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)... read more
May 25, 2017
Water & Wastes Digest and Roads & Bridges will present a live conference on June 28 in Arlington, VA, as a continuation of their cooperative “Think Diversity” education program. 
May 23, 2017
Infrastructure is a hot topic at the moment, which made this year's Infrastructure Week even more essential than usual. Held annually in cities across the country, Infrastructure Week's programming seeks to inform key stakeholders about the benefits of infrastructure investment and the dangers of... read more
May 17, 2017
There is a possibility that, by the end of this month,  President Donald Trump will release the guiding “principles” of his eagerly awaited $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outlined some of the priorities in the plan for “restoring, rebuilding, refurbishing and... read more
May 16, 2017 |
SRC Says: Developing a set of standards for IoT will enable cities to more effectively deploy and maintain connected technology, which will in turn increase the quantity and quality of collected data. Lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies, and industry... read more
May 11, 2017
What is the future of Smart Cities? This is the question the Smart Cities Council set out to answer this past week with their Spring event, Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley. From May 8 to 10, the assembled city leaders and technological innovators discussed what challenges and advances cities would... read more
May 08, 2017
The inaugural edition of Smart Cities NYC began with a question: Will our cities remain anchored to the past or will they sail into the future? Jerry Hultin, Chairman and Executive Director of the event, posed the question to attendees at the onset of the show. If the following days were any... read more
May 01, 2017
With the country's ailing structure falling under increased scrutiny, now is the time to focus on the projects that will attempt to solve the problem. Last week, CG/LA hosted the inaugural Blueprint 2025 Leadership Forum, which shined a light on 50 upcomign U.S. infrastructure projects poised to... read more
May 01, 2017
Universities have the potential to advance the Smart City conversation in a variety of ways. Not only can their research resources provide a testing ground for pilot programs, but their ranks of thought leaders and innovators can deliver many new solutions that city leaders may have never... read more
April 25, 2017
With over 1,000 delegates from 70 islands, the first edition of the Smart Island World Congress exceeded expectations for attendance and delivered a rousing experience for all involved. The event was held at Mallorca, Spain, from April 20 to 21. Fira de Barcelona, which also organizes that annual... read more
Transportation is one of the biggest issues facing cities today, and autonomous cars offer a tantalizing solution for the future. A concept that bridges the areas of infrastructure, IoT, data, the sharing economy and even the entire model of vehicle ownership, the subject of connected, self-driving... read more
April 05, 2017
As more and more cities adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle challenges and increase efficiency, new questions arise. Smart cities now face issues of policy, design, civic life and economics. Technological innovation may have been the first step, but it isn’t the last.
March 24, 2017
In terms of technology, cities on the road to becoming smart have plenty of options to choose from. Municipal leaders need to weigh these decisions carefully in order to ensure their city’s continued growth, but the right course of action differs from city to city and the answer is never simple.
March 08, 2017
Building a smart city requires strong leadership as much as it needs involved citizens. Even the best projects will fail without community buy-in and stakeholder engagement, after all. With this in mind, the upcoming Smart Cities NYC will focus on the intersection of smart city technology and urban... read more
March 02, 2017
The United States’ infrastructure is in need, and public-private partnerships are shaping up to be the solution. Already favored by the current administration, P3s are complex deals that, if properly planned and executed, can update vital infrastructure while saving governments and taxpayers money.
February 28, 2017
If you have something you’d like to say to a gathering of civic-minded urban innovators, now could be your chance. Speaker proposals for this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress are being accepted through an extended deadline of March 19. Held annually in Barcelona, the Smart City Expo World... read more
February 22, 2017
This program from Scranton Gillette Communications and Meeting of the Minds explores the position of Public Private Partnerships for Transportation (P3s) in the modern infrastructure portfolio. This second panel identifies smart P3 strategies to employ and the pitfalls to avoid.
February 21, 2017
Though consumers may not know it, smart technology has already begun to influence urban infrastructure. One major utility that has seen significant changes in the wave of smart city development is energy, as the smart grid has enabled more efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective... read more
February 15, 2017
Even as cities are taking a more proactive approach to data, certain fields of infrastructure remain siloed and unanalyzed.  Assets beneath the ground are one such blind spot. To remedy this, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is asking for support on a concept development study (CDS) focusing on... read more
February 10, 2017
To foster the ongoing conversation around the potential of technological innovation, global network Digital Leaders hosted their annual summit in Luxembourg this past week. The two-day event assembled thought leaders from the public, private and academic sectors to discuss how to take advantage of... read more
February 08, 2017
"The Long and Winding Road to Smart City P3s" is a program from Scranton Gillette Communications and Meeting of the Minds that explores the position of Public Private Partnerships for Transportation (P3s) in the modern infrastructure portfolio. This first panel presents the case of a successful P3... read more
February 08, 2017
The winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge were revealed on Feb. 8. The five winning cities are Philadelphia; Austin, Texas; Indianapolis; Orlando, Fla.; and Miami.
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