Smart Cities 101

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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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…
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Copenhagen Reveals World’s First Neighborhood Adapted for Climate Change

Copenhagen recently revealed what it says is the first neighborhood redesigned to adapt to climate change.
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Smart Cities and the New Industrial Revolution

By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. The re-urbanization movement puts stress on the infrastructure that supports…
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Which City Ranks as Most Connected?

A recent survey by communication technology provider Ericsson evaluates 40 leading cities around the world for their level of information and communication technology…
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AARP: Baby Boomers Want Liveable Communities, Too

The AARP has an impressive archive that inspires its members to advocate for more “liveable communities.”
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A Slow Smart City: Bangalore’s $6 Billion Traffic Headache

The annual cost to local IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bangalore reaches as much as US$6.5 billion annually.
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Financing Cities of the Future w/Siemens, PwC & Berwin Leighton Paisner

Join TriplePundit live on Google's hangout platform to discuss "Investor Ready Cities".
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Siemens Report Lays Out Opportunities for Cities to Leverage Technology and Build Infrastructure Value

"Cities with the appropriate foundations of institutional stability can leverage financial mechanisms to their advantage to help deliver the infrastructure that is so…