Economic development

For this Polish city, liveability is the key to getting smarter

Mon, 2018-12-31 13:30 -- SCC Europe Staff
12/31/2018

One of the main challenges Krakow faces is quality of life, but now the city is looking to fix that with goals put in place that will make the city a better—and smarter—place to live. From tackling environmental pollution to improving educational facilities, here are the ways Krakow is stepping up its game to become one of Poland’s Smart Cities.

How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

Mon, 2018-12-10 18:42 -- SCC Europe Staff
12/09/2018

Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.

Why Calgary's betting on low-power technology to realize its smart city vision

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:23 -- Doug Peeples
12/05/2018

The city of Calgary is taking on a variety of smart city initiatives to build a stronger economy and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. And so far it's the only city in Canada to build its own low-power wide area network to support them.

1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly: a success story

Wed, 2018-11-21 22:45 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/20/2018

The 1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly recently took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th of November. The day’s theme was Accelerating your innovation economy and focused on how smart city solutions can advance innovation and economic development. Honored by the attendance of the most reputable names in the Smart Cities industry, the stakeholder assembly quickly gained attention from all around Europe.

Baltimore's ambitious strategy to dramatically reduce food waste (and feed the hungry)

Fri, 2018-09-07 04:49 -- Doug Peeples
09/06/2018

Americans toss more than 400 pounds of food per person year. That's a lot of wasted food that could be re-directed to feed people in need — and put to other, better uses than filling up landfills. That's exactly what Baltimore's new food recovery strategy intends to accomplish.

KC's smart city lesson: Build on your successes (and your data)

Fri, 2018-06-08 03:02 -- Doug Peeples
06/07/2018

With several smart city successes already under its belt, Kansas City is expanding its efforts to improve basic services, shrink the digital divide and more. And city officials are very much relying on data — and a new public/private partnership — to help them do it.

Urbanisation – Unprecedented demographic shift or another bubble?

Thu, 2018-05-31 02:30 -- Janine Betz
05/30/2018

Cities need to offer more than tangible things like job opportunities and enhanced mobility to make them attractive to current and new residents. Guest author Janine Betz shares her insights on why cities should focus on ensuring that residents feel like they belong there, that they have a sense of 'place.'

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