Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has embarked on a collaboration with Cisco to explore the digital future of the town. The council’s digital strategy seeks to create opportunities for energy saving, carbon reduction, innovation and sustainable growth as it aspires to provide smart, connected experiences for those living in, working and visiting...
Powerful trends are pushing the global community to develop more smart cities, as the world population increases and more people move to urban environments. By 2050, there will be approximately 2.5 billion new urban residents. "Every month our urban population grows by about 5 million between births and migration. So...
Huawei’s Innovation event on day one of GITEX Technology Week drew in technology leaders from across the region to highlight the increasing need for enterprises in the Middle East to digitally transform. Edward Zhou, Huawei’s vice president of Global Public Affairs opened the proceedings. “The theme for this year is...
City networks are now expanding both in scale and complexity as they support rapidly growing populations that are living increasingly connected lives. Every week globally a million more people move to a city. Similarly mind-boggling is the United Nations estimate that by 2050 about two-thirds of the world’s projected 9.7...
Technology leaders from five cities got the chance to highlight smart city success stories during the opening panel of Smart Cities Week, running Oct. 3-5 in Washington, D.C. Archana Vemulapalli, the CTO for Washington, D.C., and Peter Auhl, the CIO of Adelaide, South Australia, said the planning phase is especially...
Sensors, crowdsourcing, machine learning, and other technologies are making air pollution data more available than ever before The growth of the Internet of Things industry is presenting new possibilities for air quality monitoring and management for smart cities, finds a report from Navigant Research Air Quality Monitoring and Management for Smart...
Targeting the smart city environment, Schneider Electric has launched EcoStruxure Building, a new platform designed to support the management of smart buildings. As the latest addition to the company's IoT-enabled, plug-and-play open architecture, EcoStruxure, the new solution integrates both system and application data covering an entire building operation into one...
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Smart Cities Council announced a partnership on Friday to promote smarter, more sustainable communities. This partnership is naturally beneficial to both of the organizations and the communities they serve, said Chairman Jesse Berst of the Smart Cities Council, who noted that cities and...
Thanks to more examples of successful implementations, new technology and a steadily increasing body of evidence about benefits, there is growing interest in the use of green infrastructure to manage issues such as stormwater, pollution and rising temperatures, as well as to improve the look and feel of our...
Ford and smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy are rolling out smart benches to offer pedestrians free solar-powered mobile charging and Wi-Fi access while they sit and rest across the city. The collaboration will initially provide 20 Ford Smart Benches, doubling the number of benches installed by Strawberry Energy earlier this...