Citizen engagement

Stuck in a rut? Why Boston is asking its people for new ideas

Wed, 2016-12-21 03:16 -- Doug Peeples

The city of Boston has undertaken a number of IoT-based smart city pilot projects, but hasn't always been impressed with the results of their investments. To ensure it doesn't happen again, the city is asking the public and professionals to weigh in and share their thoughts and expertise.

How cities around the world are enhancing urban lifestyles with the Internet of Things

Thu, 2016-11-03 18:57 -- SCC Staff

Wondering how the Internet of Things can deliver valuable benefits in your neighborhoods and downtowns? Click for a new white paper produced by the Smart Cities Council and Microsoft; it's loaded with examples of IoT in action in cities around the world.

UK study: Who are smart cities going to help the most?

Fri, 2016-10-14 02:27 -- Doug Peeples

Understanding citizen expectations and needs is essential for a successful smart city roadmap. But what's the best way to do it? UK researchers plan to identify the types of citizens likely to benefit from and engage the most with smart city technologies and policies. Read our story to learn how and why.

4 best practices for how to get smart cities right

Fri, 2016-09-30 04:01 -- SCC Staff

It's not easy to come up with a set of recommendations for how cities can best make their smart city visions reality… because all cities are different, with different populations and different needs. But there are some lessons learned by successful cities that can help guide yours to success, too.

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.