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Why this terrible report on smart cities is still good news for America

03/02/2016

A new report to President Obama places an urgent emphasis on smart cities. It even calls on the federal government to provide more help to cities. That’s the good news. But learn how following it blindly could cause your city to fall well short of its potential.

Smart cities, smart reads: 3 posts you really shouldn't miss

07/22/2015

Explaining the complexity of a smart city in simple terms isn't always easy. That's why we think you'll want to read a recent post by Charbel Aoun of Schneider Electric, who masterfully uses a simple analogy to explain the smart city journey. It's one of three new summer reading recommendations we have for you.

Smart city insiders weigh in on 2014 smart city progress, 2015 trends

01/07/2015

A mayor in Washington State thinks the smart technology that gained most ground in 2014 was body cameras for police officers. But the public safety director of a California city believes mobile apps and service monitoring made the strongest showing. Click for more from our survey on smart city progress, challenges and 2015 trends.

New reports highlight smart security, smart citizens and smart city essentials

11/14/2014

Click for summaries of three new reports that offer 1) perspectives on the sectors that will dominate smart city market growth and who the leaders are, 2) a look at how smart citizens making smart choices drive smart cities, and 3) a Frost & Sullivan overview of eight elements that define a smart city.

Next decade to bring fourfold increase in number of smart cities

08/06/2014

Many cities around the globe will join the ranks of “smart cities” in the decade ahead, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. IHS forecasts that the number of smart cities worldwide will climb to 88 by the year 2025 -- four times the number it counted in 2013.

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