Smart Cities

Smart cities, sometimes called connected cities, use technology to improve the efficiency and performance of urban services. From reducing energy use to relieving urban gridlock, smart-city solutions are slowly popping up around the world. Check out our coverage below.

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Are Megacities the New World Order?

This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or…
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Masdar: 10 Years of Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Ambition

When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City's long-term…
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Mobility in a Net-Zero World

Prominent thought leaders discuss autonomous vehicles, smart cities and mobility in a net-zero world.
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Beyond Energy Savings, Smart Buildings Are a Triple Threat

A new technology revolution is underway, in the form of “smart” building systems that are transforming how commercial buildings are operated and how…
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Malé, the Island Capital Perfect for a Smart Cities Lab

Malé, the capital of the Maldives, has become an environmental and logistical nightmare. But creative planning and thinking could make this capital an…
Ford is working to link home-automation devices like Amazon Echo with its vehicles, allowing consumers to control lights, thermostats and other home systems from their car.

Alexa, Order Me a Ford Uber: Mobility and the Internet of Things

Ford is working to link home-automation devices like Amazon Echo with its vehicles, allowing customers to control lights, thermostats and other home systems…
Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London.

Zero-Emissions Smart Mobility and Your City

Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London (think: Amazon Prime for urban transportation). 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth spoke…
Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile.

Your 21st-Century Car Will Be Zero-Emissions and Smart

Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth makes his predictions about the result.
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COP21, One Month Later: Tech Innovations for Buildings and Cities

The COP21 agreement, signed one month ago today, is great news for building technology innovators and their customers.
This scaled-down Eiffel Tower art installation greets event-goers at the start of the 'Champs-Élysées' at COP21 at Le Bourget in Paris.

Tackling Our Urbanized Future: Solutions from COP21

The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies,…
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How Can the IoT Lead to Greater Efficiency and Sustainability?

The idea of a city where real objects could communicate and send messages seems like something out of a film -- but it's…
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Japan Smart Cities Project Wraps Up With Impressive Results

Smart cities are expected to be an $8 trillion market by 2030, with primary sectors including energy, public service, home network, and healthcare.…
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Obama Administration Launches Smart Cities Initiative

The Obama administration announced a new smart cities initiative that promises $160 million in federal grants to help cities find new solutions to…
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How Smart Cities Enable Urban Sustainability

A smart city, or connected city, uses modern digital technologies to improve the overall quality of life and performance. In addition, this allows…
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India’s Environmental Challenge: How Will They Climb the Approaching Cliff?

It’s hardly a secret that India has been expanding in just about every way over the last 20 years or so. Its population,…
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