Smart City Concepts

Dissecting ISO 37120: Fire and emergency response indicators -- how safe is your city?

Wed, 2014-08-20 06:00 -- SCC Staff
08/20/2014

The new smart city standard measures a city's ability to protect people from natural and man-made emergencies using response times and other indicators. In this latest installment of our ISO 37120 series, George Karayannis explains how the standard can help cities benchmark their operations and possibly save more lives.

Dissecting ISO 37120: How debt, spending and tax collections add up in new smart city standard

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:00 -- SCC Staff
08/15/2014

What does the new smart city standard say about a city's financial well-being? George Karayannis continues his deep dive on ISO 37120 with a look at the indicators that reflect a city's fiscal health. Don't miss this one.

Dissecting ISO 37120: Does your city's air quality measure up to the new smart city standard?

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:00 -- SCC Staff
08/13/2014

In the new smart city standard, air quality is the primary focus of the environment indicator, although noise pollution and native species are also called out. Industry veteran George Karayannis has details in the latest installment of his ISO 37120 series.

NIST challenge brings public and private innovators together

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:00 -- SCC Staff
08/13/2014

A year-long Global City Teams Challenge announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology will help communities around the world work together to address common issues -- from air quality to traffic management to emergency services coordination. Get details on how you can participate.

Dissecting ISO 37120: What the new smart city standard says about energy

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:00 -- SCC Staff
08/08/2014

As industry veteran George Karayannis explains in the latest installment of his series on the new smart city standard, ISO 37120 focuses on a city's energy efficiency, energy availability and energy mix. He's got some interesting statistics to share; click for details.

Dissecting ISO 37120: Why education may be the most important smart city indicator of all

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:00 -- SCC Staff
08/06/2014

In his latest installment of our series on the new smart city standard ISO 37120, George Karayannis makes the case that education may be the most important indicator of all. Click to find out why -- and see how your city measures up.

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