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6 Organizations Making a Big Impact on Smart Cities

6 Organizations Making a Big Impact on Smart Cities

For city governments, getting the most out of their digital transformations requires planning, engagement with residents and the ability to measure the impact of their investments. But because of limited resources and the demands of their day-to-day work, sometimes cities can be reactive to grant announcements or vendor pilot projects, leading to disjointed efforts. Several nonprofit foundations and academic centers…

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Who are smart cities going to help the most? | A #SmartCity Citizen Co-Creation Project

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There’s no one way to build a smart city. Cities are different and the wants and needs of their citizens, while similar in many ways, are different in others. As many cities have found out, it’s not always easy to get citizens involved with planning and engaged in the process or who actually benefits (or does not benefit) from the…

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D.C. convenes series of ‘demo days’ to accelerate smart city experimentation

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The city’s IT department hosted its second gathering of tech vendors to understand what technologies they might pilot to make the District run more efficiently. Source: D.C. convenes series of ‘demo days’ to accelerate smart city experimentation

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Google creates Sidewalk Labs to redesign city living with technology

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  Google is continuing its expansion into every corner of human life. The search giant today announced the creation of Sidewalk Labs, a new and independent company that Google CEO Larry Page says will focus on improving city living for everyone by developing new technologies to deal with urban issues like cost of living, transportation, and energy usage. The new company, based…

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