Continuing our deep dive on the new smart city standard ISO 37120, industry veteran George Karayannis takes a look at wastewater and how well cities are treating it. Did you realize some big cities are big offenders? Don't miss this latest installment to see how your city compares.
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A new batch of city rankings is out and, as usual, it's almost as interesting to see which cities did not make the top tier as it is to see the winners. Click to the site to see if you agree with the results.
A new report from Navigant Research examining the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers identifies Cisco and IBM as market leaders. But Microsoft and Schneider Electric are coming on strong. Don't miss this report if you're considering potential partners for smart city projects.
Taking a deep dive on urban planning indicators in the new smart city standard ISO 37120, industry veteran George Karayannis details what green spaces, planting trees (and the shade they offer), informal settlements and job/housing ratios say about a city's progress.
Understanding the location and place needs of a smart city is the focus of a free Dec. 2 summit in Tokyo hosted by the Open Geospatial Consortium. Two important new standards about how smart cities share their location information will be introduced. Get the details.
That's how former Madrid deputy mayor Pedro Ortiz characterizes today's burgeoning metropolises, some of which account for three times the GDP of a country. Yet Ortiz says these huge urban centers are inefficient – creating enormous potential for smart cities. Get the details.
A new interactive game started by Council Advisor IEEE hopes to use the public's creativity to find the next smart city breakthrough. Learn more about the game and see some of the smart ideas submitted so far.
The new smart city standard provides indicators cities can use to gauge their progress on mass transit, non-car infrastructure like bike paths, transportation safety and more. George Karayannis has details in his latest deep dive on ISO 37120.
Cisco and the Smart Cities Council polled city leaders in North America on ways to help them accelerate their smart city initiatives. Survey results confirm that improving city infrastructures is a significant driver for smart city development – but financing is a major obstacle. See what else the survey reveals.
Connected cities spur innovation and ensure continuing competitiveness, writes George Karayannis in the latest installment of his series on the new smart city standard. Click to see how your city measures up against telecommunications and innovation indicators.