With more than half of the world’s population already living in urban areas, and that percentage expected to rise to 75 percent by 2050, it is clear that the path to sustainable development must pass through cities. But exactly how cities should organize themselves to advance green growth for...
As a first-of-its kind innovation accelerator, UI LABS works on the front-lines with universities, national laboratories, and industry representatives to catalyze digital manufacturing and speed the development of smart cities. We are constantly reminded in our daily work of how nascent the digital revolution really is, in that traditional...
The global urban population is expected to grow by 63% between 2014 and 2050 against the 32% total population growth in the same period, the fastest increase occurring among megacities hosting over 20 million inhabitants and located mostly in developing countries. The trend creates unprecedented sustainability challenges. In 2015,...
Connected IoT devices are part of the key elements of a smart city. Here are some of the most interesting and useful products for smart cities in 2017.  Public safety and public services are key elements of a smart city. Whether a city is seeking smarter streetlights, more efficient waste...
Our rapidly urbanizing world faces an enormous demographic imbalance. Over the next few decades, Europe, and to some extent the United States and China, will be aging and shrinking, even as India, Africa, and the Middle East see their populations expanding. At the same time, we still have three...