Public safety and security

How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

Mon, 2018-12-10 05:12 -- SCC Europe Staff

Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.

How to fight climate change? Salzburg has a few smart plans in place

Wed, 2018-11-28 08:40 -- SCC Europe Staff

Austria’s fourth-largest city, Salzburg, may be known for its charming medieval and baroque buildings (as well as being the birthplace of famous composer Mozart), but the city is making a name for itself in the region as a leader in Smart Grids and electric mobility. Home to a population of nearly 150,000 people, this mid-sized city is making a major impact in terms of climate protection projects and emission-reducing solutions.

Partner Spotlight: News from Deutsche Telekom - The New Era of Parking: Towards Parking 2.0 and Smart Parking

Wed, 2018-11-07 08:12 -- SCC Europe Staff

When improving citizens’ quality of life, the challenge of providing suitable and sufficient parking ranks consistently at the top of issues to solve for today’s cities. This problem is also constantly expensive for citizens: drivers spend increasing periods trapped in cars, paying for petrol and polluting our environment. The most simple and speediest solution is usually the development of a smart-parking app. Today, a wide range of progressive cities have experimented with such tools.

Update: New projects (and partners) for Spokane's WA's smart city living lab

Thu, 2018-11-01 16:50 -- Doug Peeples

Spokane, Washington's smart city living lab Urbanova already has noteworthy milestones under its belt. Now, with new partners and resources it's intensifying its efforts to create a smarter, safer city — and a template other cities can use to do the same.

San Sebastian, Spain: a smart city making the most of past & present

Thu, 2018-10-25 03:45 -- SCC Europe Staff

San Sebastian is a growing city (circa 200,000 inhabitants) in the Basque Country, Spain. At the heart of one of the Iberian peninsula’s most entrepreneurial and industrialised regions, the resort city has embarked on an ambitious Smart City programme to safeguard its unique heritage and increase efficiency for its people.

Lessons from Louisville: Smart cities emerge from engaged communities

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:47 -- Kevin Ebi

Change, in the form of new technologies and approaches, is leading to a time of incredible opportunity in Louisville. Learn how the 2018 Readiness Challenge winner brought stakeholders together to devise innovative solutions to combat inequality, improve mobility and safety, and boost engagement.

Chicago's smart street lighting program: safer, brighter streets for all

Thu, 2018-08-23 14:14 -- Doug Peeples

Chicago's Smart Lighting Project will benefit the city and citizens with significant savings in energy and maintenance costs and improved lighting. But when the project launched one of its top priorities was to focus on public safety. Read our story to learn how.