Adopting and adapting smart city technologies successfully is a challenge for many cities. And for cities like Portland, Oregon, homelessness is a serious challenge too. A local Portland city university is establishing two new research centers to find solutions for both of those challenges.
Policy frameworks and tools
Imagine you’re the new mayor of a city -- and responsible for leading it into a smart, sustainable future. You need to come up with a vision and prioritize goals and investments. That's the scenario that confronted participants taking part in a Future Cities simulation at Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. this week.
The first set of standards for smart cities was published to give cities a consistent way to measure their performance, share data and learn from each other as they planned and developed smart city projects. Now, an updated standard provides even more ways for cities to measure how well they're meeting their commitments to sustainable, resilient urban environments.
In an effort to focus smart city policy at the local level, the federal government is taking steps to monitor how well Australia's capital cities and others are performing as they plan their smart city initiatives.
Smart city projects are often conceived on a broad city-wide scale. But many local Australian authorities are working at the community and neighborhood levels. And that smaller scale requires a different set of strategies.
State officials and partners gathered to map out their strategy for transforming Illinois into a smart state at the Smart State Roadmap Workshop recently. The two-day workshop, held by the Smart Cities Council, addressed sensors and Internet of Things, citizen engagement, services delivery and much more.
The state of Illinois has taken up the ambitious goal of becoming the first smart state in the country. Read the story to learn about the strategies and priorities discussed during a Smart State Roadmap Workshop delivered by the Smart Cities Council
As Washington, D.C. moves forward with its work to build the smart city its leaders envision, the importance of standards that consistently assure interoperability of all its elements is becoming clear. Click for insights and lessons learned so far from the DowntownDC Business Improvement District.
Standards aren’t just about interoperability. They are also key to helping you measure your progress as a smart city and seeing how you compare to others. Read on to learn about a new benchmarking model and three steps you can take today to better measure your progress.
Many organizations are working on standards to ensure that smart cities are interoperable, cost-effective and successful. Read our story to learn how one group is working to bring those standards together in a coherent framework cities can rely on as they plan their projects.