Smart City

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

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...
Defining Smart Cities Urbanism in World History Before charging forward, we must remember first to look backward. The stories of human development and urbanization are deeply intertwined. As homo sapiens transitioned from loose populations of hunter-gatherers roaming across the natural world...
IoT is ushering in a lot of exciting developments in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and amplified industrial processes. We're making "digital twins" of just about everything. IoT encompasses many innovations that make us feel more powerful, more effective, and...
Our lives run on transportation. It gets us to work in the mornings, delivers fresh food to our grocery stores, and encourages us to travel to far corners of our wide world. While we may view transportation as a cumbersome,...
From parking lots that tell us how many spots are available in a parking garage to stop light sensors that allow for better flow of traffic, cities all over the world are making use of IoT in order to...
Dear Silicon Valley, I work in the facility management industry and could use your help. We have been debating solutions to the same problem for the last 40 years and no one has solved it. “Why are so many buildings...
Many campuses face problems that have so far been hard to track, address and fix. Some of them, like security of information have only increased over the years with the technology advancements. Some problems are smaller, like finding a...

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