The International Telecommunications Union formed a new study group to tackle standardization requirements for the Internet of Things, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities. Learn what they hope to accomplish.
Smart City Concepts
It’s easy to get bogged down in the wizardry behind smart technologies, but a new Qualcomm campaign is making people the stars. It’s a good lesson for cities that are trying to get citizens excited about new initiatives. Click for details, and a cool video.
A smart library. An even smarter lake. Drones that protect the safety of tower inspectors. Learn more about these and other award-winning ideas highlighted in InformationWeek's Elite 100 ranking of innovative technologies -- and feel free to steal them for your city.
Smart Cities Council India -- a newly formed alliance of the Smart Cities Council -- is recruiting Indian smart city experts to develop a unique Readiness Guide to demonstrate how Indian cities can use smart technologies to accommodate large-scale growth and economic development.
A new IBM report captures seven rapidly emerging trends that are prompting forward-thinking cities to adapt the way they serve their citizens. Learn about the trends and get ideas from a dozen showcase cities that you can steal for your own.
Finding a parking spot in a big city is not only a big headache, it’s a big cause of traffic jams. Read how a new parking system developed by Siemens that combines a smartphone app with radar sensors mounted on street lamps could make both go away.
After a successful first edition in Smart Cities Summit at Mumbai in August 2014, the second edition of the Sm@rt Cities Summit was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on 17-18 February, 2015.
Europe’s new GrowSmarter project aims to dramatically speed the growth of smart cities by using three cities as a showcase. Find out how the effort, which involves the urban institute, could create thousands of jobs and slash energy consumption.
New York think-tank Intelligent Community Forum is out with its 2015 list of the world's top intelligent communities. Winners ranged from Ipswich in Queensland, Australia to Mitchell, South Dakota. See who else made the list – and why.
Is it possible, asks GRID20/20 President Alan Snook, that smart grid and smart cities are driven by leaders and followers collectively realizing that if we do not pull together and find ways to improve our efficiencies and lessen our negative impacts on the planet, that our future will be far less pleasant than anyone wishes to imagine? Click for his thoughtful commentary.