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What does it take to make your city's transportation infrastructure smart? Use this checklist as you plan your initiatives.
Glossary Term(s): Urbanization

Australia and New Zealand are both working in their own ways to enhance livability, workability and sustainability in their cities. This section is a brief overview of their smart cities efforts.

Glossary Term(s): Infrastructure

Europe is a complex region for several reasons, including a variety of different cultures with long histories -- and governance. Of Europe's 44 countries, 28 are members of the European Union. Here we briefly explore those complexities in further detail.

Glossary Term(s): Infrastructure

India is another complex region. The country's major cities are experiencing economic growth as well as population growth, while much of the countryside is rural and relatively undeveloped. In this section, we address the Indian central government's strategies and the challenges it faces in building smart cities and transportation networks.

Glossary Term(s): Infrastructure

Canada and the United States are similar in several ways and vastly different in others. For example, neither country has a formal national policy on urban development. However, both are taking steps to help their communities and metro areas become smart cities with smart transportation networks.

Glossary Term(s): Infrastructure
The ISO 37120 transportation indicator has cities reporting on the extent of their mass transit and non-car infrastructure, overall transportation safety and direct flight inter-connectedness. Learn about the various indicators and how to measure your city's progress.
Glossary Term(s): Smart city
What does it take to build a smart mobility infrastructure? This checklist shows you the elements and allows you to track your progress.
Glossary Term(s): Workability
What does it take to build a smart mobility infrastructure? This chart outlines the elements and allows you to track your progress.
Glossary Term(s): Targets

This section offers real-world examples of how Smart Cities Council Partners are collaborating with cities to evaluate and deploy transportation technologies designed to enhance livability, workability and sustainability.

Glossary Term(s): Connectivity, Smart transportation
The built environment is an essential piece of the smart city puzzle. Buildings are the biggest single source of carbon emissions, accounting for about 40% of the world’s carbon footprint, according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Buildings are energy hogs too, eating up nearly half of all energy consumed in the United States. Any city serious about livability, workability and sustainability must raise the “intelligence quotient” of its built environment.
Glossary Term(s): Integrated services

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