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Energy Efficient Cities: A Quick Introduction to Passive and Active Design

There are two distinct approaches that will work in unison to meet the growing energy demands of our urban future: passive design and active design. Active approaches depend on...
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Asian Pacific Teamwork Is Bringing Smart Cities to Life

The US and Europe have much to learn from the successful teamwork and collaboration on smart city projects in the Asian-Pacific.
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Podcast E029 | How Is IoT Improving Transparency Between Smart Cities and Citizens? |...

On this IoT For All podcast episode, Austin Ashe, GM of Intelligent Cities at Current (Powered by GE), explains what "smart lighting" actually means. He also dives into GE's strategy for moving from lighting to smart cities and how it's helping to improve urban transparency.
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Why 2020 Is Set to Be a Pivotal Year for IoT

In 2020, we'll approach the pivotal turning point at which IoT and related practices start to fade into the background of our everyday lives.
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Can Green Buildings Really Help Combat Climate Change?

The current state of the climate is troubling at best. The average global temperature has warmed, snow and ice levels have diminished and the sea level has risen. And there are no signs of these trends slowing down unless significant action is taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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Anatomy of a Smart City (Part II)

This article represents part II of "Anatomy of a Smart City," which comprises one of the chapters of our ongoing series on privacy in smart cities. This installment describes the verticals that make up a smart city and discusses how they might impact (and be impacted by) privacy.
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The First Smart City

This 2nd installment in our series on smart city privacy explores how two of the earliest cities, Çatalhöyük and Jericho, navigated urban privacy issues.
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Which Cities Have the Smartest Transport?

Here's how San Francisco, Vienna, Tokyo, Barcelona and London, which have the smartest transportation, have transformed mobility and quality of life.
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How IoT Solutions Can Improve Waste Management Processes

IoT applications in waste management add a dimension of agile, real-time mapping and tracking that can improve waste management outcomes.
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Connectivity Options for Smart Cities: LPWANs and Cellular Networks

Resilient connectivity can make or break a smart city solution. This article discusses key considerations in choosing the right network for a smart city.

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