We’ve identified three mega trends that anyone interested in the future of cities should care about: data as a fuel for progress, intelligent experiences, and autonomous entities. Let’s explore each.
Posts Tagged: smart cities
It is important for cities to understand and adopt intelligent automation to advance their smart cities strategy, or risk falling behind.
Cities everywhere are coping with increased urbanization, and are struggling to provide mobility choices to their citizens. MaaS aims to help cities provide choice for their citizens, while facilitating smart city initiatives with cost savings and improved efficiencies.
Geographic information system (GIS) software can help create smart communities by capturing, storing, managing and presenting geographic data.
Public sector leaders need all the help that they can get in defining their Smart Cities strategy. With programs like the Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator by Harvard, it’s clear that academia is leading the way in offering this guidance.
To navigate and succeed in this digital environment will require consciously acquiring new skills, and updating existing ones. Digital Literacy is the new mantra and needed call to action for all of us.
What makes a community intelligent? How is it different from a smart city?
Local governments are recognizing that in order to innovate, they need to act upon new ideas, as well as focus on new ways of delivering services.
Internet of Things (IoT) networks are made of physical devices that can store, handle and exchange data. These systems are crucial for making smart cities.
Every project that results in the construction of a building that is not a “smart” is a project in which money savings has been lost, unnecessary natural resources have been consumed, and social improvements have not been delivered to citizens.