Public safety and security

How one city plans to get smarter (and share how they did it with others)

Tue, 2016-11-22 12:50 -- Doug Peeples

One of the big challenges on the path to becoming a smart city is figuring out how to do a better job of providing services for citizens when city resources are limited. Read the story to learn how Bellevue, Washington and partners will develop a tool to do just that—and share it with other cities.

How technology helps cities prepare for (and respond to) disasters

Thu, 2016-11-17 12:23 -- SCC Partner

As weather patterns change and become more unpredictable, it is essential for cities to be able to quickly and comprehensively respond to disasters. Here are some approaches you can use to ensure you are deploying emergency personnel and equipment precisely where and when they're needed.

Is predictive policing right for your smart city?

Thu, 2016-11-10 14:54 -- Doug Peeples

Until relatively recently, police work typically involved reacting to events as they happened or shortly after. And anticipating crime was largely a combination of officers' intuition and experience. Predictive policing is a different approach that could very well be changing the future of law enforcement. Read our story to learn how.

"Lighthouse City:" A brighter, smarter future for Washington, D.C.

Thu, 2016-10-27 15:16 -- Doug Peeples

With a smart street light pilot project successfully wrapped up, Washington, D.C. technology and transportation officials are moving ahead with partner Cisco on an ambitious citywide smart cities upgrade that will cut the district's operating costs and pave the way for a variety of smart city benefits.

How Maharashtra plans to become India's first digitally connected state

Thu, 2016-10-13 13:54 -- Doug Peeples

India's state of Maharashtra has taken the country's digital and manufacturing initiatives to heart in a big way. And to help the realize its ambitious vision, Cisco will deliver a new manufacturing hub, a smart city, education and training programs and more.