A building operating system developed at Columbia University uses new machine learning technology to meet the comfort and safety needs of large building managers and tenants by prioritizing actions and predicting needs. Learn what else it has going for it.
Nice, France is rapidly becoming a smart city hotspot – and it's sharing the smarts. Click for details on the unified control center IBM is implementing in Nice and how data generated through powerful analytics will be shared with 46 other municipalities.
Superstorm Sandy was a watershed moment in North America, forcing cities to confront the reality of climate change and likelihood that severe weather will become more common. That means we have to find ways to make cities more resilient – and to that end, a subsidiary of Council Associate Partner ABB has come up with the ultimate outage manager.
The city of Nice, France has teamed with Cisco to launch "Connected Boulevard," which builds on the Internet of Things concept. Boulevard Victor Hugo in the center of Nice is host to the proof-of-concept zone and almost 200 different sensors and detecting devices plus "guest" devices such as mobile phones and tablets used in the streets that get connected onto its wireless mesh network.
"Infill" is the new buzzword in urban sustainability -- making better use of existing assets before you look elsewhere. Don't miss this guest post on hidden assets -- fiber optic graveyards, for example – that your city may be sitting on.
Smart Cities Council Advisory Board member Architecture 2030 has gone into beta testing of its new tool to help cities "successfully adapt to climatic changes." The tool provides guiding principles for all aspects of urban planning.
After touring the Las Vegas revitalization effort dubbed Downtown Project, education venture capitalist Tom Vander Ark writes about the schools piece of it – a useful reminder that education may be the most important smart city service of all.
When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged communities in Japan's Tohoku region in 2011, the area required a massive amount of reconstruction. And that involved moving residential areas to higher ground. Read the case study for details on how virtual reality technology helped guide relocation and reconstruction.
For cities and companies involved in new construction or site transformations, areas with unstable or poor quality power can cause problems and diesel and other similar generators can add another one: expense. Read discussion from Council Lead Partner ZTE that explains the advantages of its integrated hybrid battery energy storage solution.
This case study from S&C Electric describes how the company met the need from one of the largest shopping centers in Mexico to not use antennas as part of its communications system with the local utility which was to provide power for the facility. Read the study to learn how S&C solved the problem with a hybrid communications solution.