Economic development

Steal these ideas from top Asia-Pacific smart city projects

Wed, 2016-08-24 03:45 -- Doug Peeples

A total of 14 projects were recognized as the top smart city initiatives in Council Associate Partner IDC's annual Smart City Asia-Pacific Awards for 2016. Click to the site to learn about two of the award-winning projects and find strategies and approaches you can use for your own smart city transformations.

Why Kansas City leaders want a smart city (and how they're doing it)

Tue, 2016-08-16 23:00 -- Doug Peeples

When Kansas City moved forward in May with a smart city pilot project, city leaders went with a small section of the city's core area because they wanted to be sure it worked before committing to a more ambitious smart city upgrade. Read the story for details on phase two, which will add new services and expand the area covered.

Need a hand with your smart city project? Government help may be on the way

Tue, 2016-08-02 22:30 -- Doug Peeples

A group of U.S. House members is collaborating on legislation to help cities make their smart city transformations work. The bill they're drafting focuses on the areas where cities usually need the most help: securing financing and the guidance and expertise they need to ensure successful projects.

Partner Spotlight: News for Ooredoo, Daimler, Cisco, CH2M, Schneider Electric

Tue, 2016-07-26 23:45 -- SCC Staff

Schneider Electric's online renewable energy resource... numerous awards for Ooredoo companies... Daimler beefs up EV R&D investment... Cisco to provide expertise for Hyderabad smart city project... CH2M chosen for Reagan National Airport design contract. Click the links to learn more.

How Huawei will bring smart city solutions to Dubai South

Fri, 2016-07-15 00:15 -- Doug Peeples

Council Associate Partner Huawei will provide a variety of enhancements and solutions to bring a Dubai South business park into the smart city era. The company will provide its ICT expertise and technology to help Dubai achieve its ambitions to become one of the world's smartest cities.

Learn from 3 cities that aren't losing business to the internet

Wed, 2016-06-22 18:30 -- Kevin Ebi

While online retailers have been stealing business from traditional stores, three British cities have launched ambitious efforts to bring shoppers back. And it’s working. From smart parking and payments to strategic development, read on for ideas you can use to make your downtown vibrant.

What you can learn from Manchester's new innovation center

Wed, 2016-06-15 18:39 -- Doug Peeples

Cisco is collaborating on a new innovation center in Manchester to provide support and guidance to start-up companies and their technologies in the areas of smart cities, IoT, digital healthcare and more. Manchester's a big, bustling city with equally big ambitions, but our story may give you some ideas on how collaboration can work for your city.

Can you flood-proof your city? Here's what they are doing in the UK

Wed, 2016-06-08 18:30 -- Doug Peeples

Just as drought has affected regions of the world that rarely if ever had a shortage of water, other areas are suffering from unexpected catastrophic floods. Council Lead Partner CH2M is working with government agencies in the UK to pinpoint risks and identify the best possible strategies to protect against floods well into the future. (There are economic benefits, too.)

Why a major Chinese city's betting big on smart street lights

Wed, 2016-06-08 18:30 -- Doug Peeples

A recently completed connected smart street lighting trial went so well in Tianjin, China, the city's government wants to greatly expand the deployment. And add a digital incubation center as a test bed for innovative technologies with Council Lead Partner GE's energy startup Current.