Urban Planning

January 03, 2017

Public safety and public services are key elements of a smart city. Whether a city is seeking smarter streetlights, more efficient waste removal, or gunshot detection, there are smart city products that stand out more than others.

January 03, 2017

In what could be a tumultuous year for state and local finances, these five issues are likely to take center stage. Tax Reform Many Capitol Hill watchers expect federal tax reform to roll forward in some fashion in 2017 now that a Republican will be in the White House.

December 21, 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, now is as good a time as ever to look to the future. For your consideration, we present ten predictions about the Smart Cities movement for the next three years. These are based on observed urban trends and transitions, so plan accordingly!

December 20, 2016

“Cities are fantastically dynamic places, and this is strikingly true of their successful parts, which offer a fertile ground for the plans of thousands of people.”

— Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

October 31, 2016

If you’ve only seen a few autonomous vehicles on streets in your city lately, that is about to change. According to a leading automotive research and analysis group, the number of self-driving cars on roadways around the globe will increase by 21 million over the next two decades.

October 13, 2016

Cities have historically been economic and commercial hubs, but the scale of their influence and output is only growing.

September 13, 2016

The speed limit in Black Rock City (BRC) is 5 mph. It may be a temporary city, but speed limit signs are everywhere. There’s law enforcement, too. Most cyclists, which includes pretty much all of the 80,000 BRC inhabitants, are probably going closer to 10 mph.

July 22, 2016

You’ve probably seen one – an abandoned and ugly vacant big box store. Usually, there is graffiti covering broken glass doors and a huge, empty parking lot. These buildings have been designated “ghostboxes.”

what is a smart city
July 18, 2016

I consider myself a lucky guy! I have been travelling around the world to speak in events about the topic I love most: Smart Cities. In the last 12 months, I have already been to more than 20 countries and I have visited more than 30 projects related to this industry.

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