Sure, sci-fi thrillers and murder mysteries are acceptable beach books. But the titles on our smart cities summer reading list are just as entertaining, and are guaranteed to impress the person in the chaise lounge next to you.
Research, publications and web sites
Driven in part by smart city initiatives, a new report from Navigant Research suggests LEDs will be the leading lamp type for outdoor lighting systems in just 10 years – and those systems are going to get smarter too. Is your city ready?
Frost & Sullivan, the respected research and consulting firm, believes smart cities will be a $1.5 trillion dollar market as soon as 2020. But it's not just that lots of people will make lots of money and create lots of jobs. They also point out that "smart" is the new "green." Find out why.
A new study has calibrated the money-saving potential of smart streetlights -- and how the savings can come in many ways. Click to read why smart streetlighting is emerging as the ideal "gateway drug" for smart city projects.
We were interested to see this market research report that confirms many of the beliefs that led to the founding of the Smart Cities Council. It provides important insights about smart cities as the way forward – and ways to get started. We think you'll find it interesting too.
What are the most overlooked energy efficiency opportunities today? We’d put heat pumps on the list -- and apparently we're not alone. Learn why Navigant Research thinks the heat pump market will almost triple in the next few years.
You have to appreciate the irony. Futurist and urban researcher Anthony Townsend is on a promo tour for his forthcoming book Smart Cities. He's trying to drum up interest in smart cities by... well, by denigrating smart cities.
Frost & Sullivan analysts believe cities – not countries – will be targeted as hubs of investment, wealth creation and economic growth. Companies that look at cities as customers and position themselves as partners will benefit from new business opportunities.
At first glance, smart parking may seem like a trivial part of the overall smart transportation issue. But it is actually becoming a cornerstone of smart mobility strategies. Click for details on a new forecast about smart parking growth from Navigant Research.
Many of the most exciting smart city possibilities relate to predictive analytics -- crunching data to forecast what will happen next. But there's always been a "blind spot" in how to predict and simulate human decisions, especially during unexpected events. Learn how Australian researchers are making progress on that front.