A survey of nearly 500 city and county administrators across the U.S. identified smart city technologies as a top priority in the public safety sector. What most described as the biggest barrier to implementation, however, may not surprise you.
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Want free, expert help to help your city innovate? MetroLab Network details the top 10 ways to partner with universities — the often free resource that can often give your smart cities initiatives a huge boost.
If you aren’t working with local universities on your smart cities initiatives, you’re missing out on a valuable resource for research, design and development. Nearly two dozen American cities are working with universities to design and test pilots, and a new mechanism is making it even easier for cities like yours to tape into university resources too.
Domestic waste accounts for 80 per cent of pollutants in Ganga, which sweeps into the river through various sources. The Springfield city, in US, recently added an enhanced high-rate treatment (EHRT) facility featuring the world's largest compressible media filtration (CMF) system to treat the water quality in Mad River. Read to know the details of the project.
Five new research reports take a stab at predicting the future growth of everything from outdoor WiFi to electric buses to the smart grid. Is your city's roadmap in sync with where these markets are heading? Click for research highlights and report links.
Smart and green cities are increasingly viewed as central to achieving a low-carbon, prosperous and resilient future. An inspiring new report suggests how to achieve that scenario with smart policies and global collaboration. Learn how your city can accelerate its progress.
Building a Smart City involves high cost, while globally the market size of the Smart Cities is pegged around $ 1.5 trillion, back home in India the government estimates to spend close to Rs 7 lakh crore (approx $ 105 billion) under its ambitious '100 Smart Cities' Mission.
A new report from Black & Veatch offers a detailed look into today's electric power industry. Understanding what the report calls a 'perfect storm" of challenges facing electric utilities can help cities be better prepared. Find out why.
How soon before electric vehicles are dominant on city streets? A two-year Daimler study reveals some surprising results about EV drivers, technology and pricing.
Cities that aren't using – or considering using – mobile payments systems may want to reconsider. A new MasterCard study indicates the British are becoming more willing to drop their reservations about making payments by phone in favor of the convenience. The bonus for cities? They may be able to save a lot of money.