Public safety and security

How Sofia, Bulgaria aims to achieve its green goals

Thu, 2018-07-19 07:02 -- SCC Europe Staff

As the country’s largest city continues to grow, it’s looking to achieve the title of “green capital” and become a model of sustainable development. As part of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2012-2020, Sofia is laying down a series of steps to help with everything from energy management to transport and waste management—and looking to technologies from around the globe to aid the process.

Dublin’s community-centred smart project

Fri, 2018-06-08 06:49 -- SCC Europe Staff

As part of the Smart Dublin strategy, the city is looking to provide better services, improve economic activity, and increase collaboration and engagement—and the citizens are the key to achieving these goals. Four local authorities are teaming up with the community to solve some of the city’s more puzzling challenges, transforming Dublin into an even more attractive place to live and work for generations to come.

New Zealand's smart cities efforts shortlisted for Asia-Pacific awards (yet again)

Tue, 2018-05-29 20:08 -- Doug Peeples

New Zealand won several awards and substantial recognition in an Asia-Pacific competition last year for the quality and relevance of its smart cities initiatives. Early indications are the country's smart cities efforts could claim more awards in the 2018 competition.

How our Readiness Challenge winners are plotting their smart cities course

Thu, 2018-05-17 13:23 -- Doug Peeples

SCC's 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant winners have similar goals in their quest to become smart cities, although their approaches to achieving them aren't necessarily the same. Read on to learn how they're planning safe, sustainable and livable places that benefit all of their citizens.

Dijon is on: Creating a smart cities platform to operate the French city’s infrastructure

Wed, 2018-04-18 14:19 -- Adam Beck

A multi-community information technology collaboration on street lighting, traffic management and public safety is expected to yield numerous benefits for citizens and reduce operating costs for their local governments. Watch the video to learn how.

Who'd have thought? 4 ways smart city tech saves citizens time

Thu, 2018-03-15 11:31 -- Doug Peeples

It makes sense: the connected technologies that make it possible for smart cities to better manage traffic flow reduce the amount of time citizens spend in gridlock, saving time and money and reducing the stress of idling in traffic. But there are more ways smart technologies save valuable time.

How two counties are building smarter cities (with platforms they already have)

Thu, 2018-03-08 14:28 -- Doug Peeples

Two UK counties, now partners on smart street light installations, are ready to take their partnership several steps further. Essex and Hertfordshire county councils will use their street lighting networks as a platform to launch several smart city technology pilot projects. Click to learn more.