The number of cities establishing open data programs is growing quickly as city governments realize how beneficial they can be for managing their operations, identifying and correcting problems and encouraging citizen engagement. Read our story from Smart Cities Week Washington, D.C. to learn more.
New York City's government is very serious about sharing its data with the public, and it's not just a nod to transparency. The city sees its data as a resource anyone — from teachers and business owners to artists and students — can use to create value and do good things in their communities.
Ten medium-sized European cities—including Bruges, Delft and Mechelen—have partnered up with Cambridge Cleantech to develop solutions for urban environment challenges revolving around one main concept: open data. Here’s how these cities are looking at public service information in a new way, tapping into a market estimated to have a €300 billion value to tackle issues from parking to air quality.
In an effort to solve public problems and promote sustainable development, Cluj-Napoca is boosting “economic engines” in the creative industries and university sector. Let’s take a look at how Romania’s second city is stepping up as a technology hub that’s been nicknamed the “Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe.”
Local governments don't generally have a lot of experience with big data, and that can lead to failure for city data initiatives. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are ways around the challenges and impediments. Read on to learn some of them.
The value of data is unmistakable for smart cities, and as we continue to learn more about using and optimising it the more valuable it will become. In our story, we share insights and recommendations on the ways we use data today and its potential for the future.
If urban planning is to remain effective in guiding the development and growth of the technology-laden smart cities of the future, planners will likely have to become more tech-savvy to make the most of new forms of data and its sources in their decision making. Read our story for key insights from Wellington planner David Batchelor.
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.
San Mateo County and its partners are collaborating on solving the region's most critical problems—and want to use the data and experiences they collect to guide future planning. Here's how they expect to do it.
Data is essential for smart city operations, but how it's stored is often neglected. In our story we take a look at what a resilient, energy-efficient data centre should look like and the benefits it can provide for smart cities.