Smart City

How cities are using technology to improve the lives in their community

Despite the relative maturity of the concept of smart cities—a term for which definitions have existed for around ten years—new research has revealed that only 23% of the UK consumers surveyed had heard of the term ‘smart...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly gaining traction. It's even finding its way into our homes, so it’s unsurprising that this same technology has found its way into city development. IoT tech. opens...
Smart city projects are materializing and entering mainstream consciousness. Here are ten observations about what makes smart cities successful.
Through private networking and the new IEEE 802.16s standard for MC-IoT, utilities are creating resilient smart grids that can endure natural disasters.
If you’re coming from my previous article, What is a Smart City, you might be wondering what smart city developments and technologies look like in the real world. Specific technologies such as distributed sensing, public data, and...
IoT has been used to great effect to enhance beekeeping. As both of us are beekeepers with day jobs in IoT and mobile solutions, we are always keen to combine both interests. Significant benefits for bees of IoT technologies...
At Smart Cities Week 2018 in Washington, DC, Ernst & Young (EY) sought to spark the imaginations of city planners, technologists in the smart city space, and yours truly. They partnered with BTS, which creates simulations for businesses, to...
The theme of this year’s Smart Cities Week, which took place from October 2 to October 4th in Washington, D.C., was “collaboration.” The conference gathered 1000 smart city leaders across the public and private sectors to share past learnings...
The fourth annual Smart Cities Week recently came to the DC area to bring together local, national and global experts to discuss the trajectory of smart cities adoption and the cities currently and planning to incorporate “smart” elements into...
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, major U.S. electric utilities spend $51 billion annually on electricity distribution systems. Their main objective is to upgrade aging equipment on their distribution system and to install smart meters. These investments are...

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