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.

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.
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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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Long Live the Queen City

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, often goes unmentioned when discussions arise about nation-leading exemplars of sustainable development. The city coasts humbly along,…
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Internet of Things: The Most Sustainable Business Model Ever?

Is the Internet of Things the most sustainable business model ever? Yes. And here's why: at its core, the IoT is a business…
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5 Drivers of Advanced Energy Growth

Energy is a highly regulated industry, at both the state and national level. But which is more important for growth: policy actions or…
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Ford Lays Out Evolving Vision of 21st Century Smart Mobility

Reducing its negative social and environmental impacts, Ford is making headway in its drive to realize its evolving vision of 21st century smart…
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DOE Develops Wireless ‘Smart City’ Platform

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Lab have developed a wireless sensor network platform that could revolutionize urban planning, development and…
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Ford’s Parking Spotter Could Keep You From the Endless Hunt

Ford recently announced that it's teaming up with Georgia Tech to develop a Parking Spotter app. As the name suggests, this app will…