As part of the six-year mySMARTLife project, European Lighthouse city Helsinki is looking to urban solutions to cut 70 percent of greenhouse gases. Along with Nantes and Hamburg, Helsinki is part of the mySMARTLife plan to transform cities into “more sustainable places where smart people and smart economy become reality.”
The UK has long been considered a hotbed of smart city innovation and progress, with London at the top of the list. But as of earlier this week, that spotlight is shining on Bristol. Read our story to find out why (and what your city can do to be like Bristol).
The Edison Electric Institute and the Council launched a partnership during Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. to help cities become more sustainable and smarter. Read on to learn about the advantages and efficiencies to be gained when cities and their energy providers work together.
A more resilient electric grid is at the heart of the smart energy movement, and utilities must collaborate with municipal leaders to leverage investments in smart infrastructure that help cities reach their smart city goals, the chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) said during Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.
Cities looking at IoT connected technology should consider smart street lighting as a first step. Read the excerpt from State Tech (including comments from Smart Cities Week participants) to find out more about why cities are increasingly seeing street lights as a way to enhance energy efficiency and much more.
Dans l'est de la France, Dijon s'efforce de renforcer son statut de ville intelligente en impliquant ses voisins. La ville française joint ses forces à celles des localités environnantes pour se lancer dans un projet informatique de 105 millions d'euros qui améliorera son fonctionnement, tout en permettant la réalisation d'économies sur l'éclairage public, la gestion du trafic et la sécurité publique.
At the moment, Graz—the capital of the state of Styria and Austria’s second-largest city after Vienna—boasts the country’s only Smart City flagship project. Targeting the former industrial area near the centre of Graz, the smart urban development strategy will transform this local land reserve in Graz West into a residential area where sustainability is placed at the forefront.
For resilience and other reasons, microgrids are worth considering, but the journey to build one can be quite bumpy. There are already 800 people on the waiting list for one that’s about to come online in Brooklyn. Here’s what it took — and where else the concept could work.
Milton Keynes is far from the only community in the UK making real progress with its smart city initiatives, but its creative new partnerships are bound to drive it further toward its goals of inclusivity and business and industry development.
One of the most valuable teammates you can have for a smart cities initiative isn’t at City Hall; it’s your electric utility. Learn how their impact can go far beyond the electricity they provide and how they can help you win the 2018 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge.