Built environment

Making Urban Data Usable Via Cloud Technology

Sun, 2015-04-26 01:54 -- SCC Staff

The Urban Software Institute, [ui!] has developed a cloud-based application that processes traffic-relevant data. The solution analyses the sensor data transmitted by traffic guidance systems at intersecting roads and makes them available in almost real time. Read this case study on results experienced in Darmstadt, Germany.

A Roadmap for Resilience

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:22 -- SCC Staff

This valuable report from Bechtel and re:focus partners helps guide cities on how to leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure. It summarizes projects that create both public value and private investment opportunities.

Helsinki Bus Firm Cuts Fuel Use, Offers Improved Transport

Wed, 2015-03-25 18:30 -- SCC Staff

Helsinki, Finland has a bus system fully owned by the city, but it competes with privately owned bus operators. which means it needs to find ways to lower costs and operate more efficiently to win business. Read in this case study how it worked with Microsoft to develop a system to analyze bus sensor data.

IBM Smarter Cities Software on the Cloud Helps Cities Transform

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:12 -- SCC Staff

Cities around the globe are confronted with growing populations, aging infrastructure, reduced budgets and the challenge of doing more with less. Watch in this video how IBM Intelligent Operations software portfolio helps transform city operations to become more efficient.

Black & Veatch World Headquarters Microgrid

Fri, 2015-03-20 03:19 -- SCC Staff

Black & Veatch believes in microgrid technology so much that it installed a microgrid in its Rodman Innovation Pavilion at its World Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. This 30,000-square-foot building features a microturbine, solar PV, geothermal technology and battery storage as you'll see in this video tour.

Intelligent Connectivity for Seamless Urban Mobility

Thu, 2015-03-19 04:52 -- SCC Staff

This white paper examines intelligent connectivity as it applies to urban mobility: how people and things move through cities. As the authors state, enabling effective transport of citizens and goods is critical to a city’s economic and social vitality, the well-being of its inhabitants, and its consumption and emissions footprint.