The city is becoming known as an economically developed centre of knowledge, technologies and innovation. In 2010, Jelgava set forth a goal to become a modern and sustainable environment by increasing the use of renewable energy sources, improving the transportation sector and promoting energy efficiency.
A combination of new and enhanced programs are a major step toward improving clean energy access for California's low-income renters and affordable housing owners – and the availability of safer, more affordable homes. Click to learn more.
Involving citizens in public data collection and decision-making processes is helping cities across Europe narrow in on the projects and areas that really need shaping. Cities like Oradea in Romania have connected its public institutions to a single platform, making everything from tax paying to medical appointments easily accessible for citizens. Citizen science and sensors in Amsterdam, meanwhile, have helped monitor the city’s air quality.
The bar is set high for digital government services. Thanks to online retailers, people have high expectations. Cities also can’t afford to hold on to old systems with high transactional costs. As you make your transition, consider these four success factors.
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).
Some 25% of Americans don’t have internet access. Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says that’s the kind of gap that prevents cities from becoming smart cities. Learn how this Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant winner plans to turn equality into an economic boost.
When we say inclusive mobility, it sounds fairly straightforward: access to affordable transportation for everyone. Providing equitable mobility for everyone might not be easy, but it's essential if we're all to have the opportunities to improve our quality of life. Read our story from Smart Cities Week to learn more.
Dans un effort pour amener Municipalité et habitants à collaborer sur des solutions durables, Mons s'est tourné vers la technologie. Résultat donna naissance à la « Creative Valley », un conglomérat d’acteurs publics, d'entreprises privées, d'universités et de centres de recherche travaillant côte-à-côte afin de transformer une « économie traditionnelle » en « économie créative ».
Smart cities have been and will be impacted by two technological revolutions nobody planned. One has already occurred, the other is yet to play out. Find out what’s coming and what questions you should be asking.
Are you developing the smart workforce that your businesses — and your city — need to thrive? See what cities like Cleveland, New York and others are doing to cultivate the next generation of smart citizens and gain a competitive edge.