Smarter, More Competitive Cities


Source: IBM 22 May 2015
Smarter, More Competitive Cities

In our world of seven billion people, the global rural-urban balance of populations has tipped for the first time in favor of cities. About one in...

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How China Can Leverage High-Speed Rail for Compact Urban Development


Source: SustainableCities 21 May 2015
How China Can Leverage High-Speed Rail for Compact Urban Development

High speed rail connects Zhengzhou with other Chinese cities and has potential to spur compact urban development across the country.

Smart Grid Security and Architectural Thinking


Source: IBM 21 May 2015
Smart Grid Security and Architectural Thinking

Smart grid means automation of the electric power grid, and automation often means computerization, which can create new...

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In Which Cities Is It Quicker to Walk and Cycle than Drive a Car?


Source: SustainableCities 19 May 2015
In Which Cities Is It Quicker to Walk and Cycle than Drive a Car?

It's cities with high employment and GDP that experience the biggest increases in traffic congestion and where it's faster to cycle than drive.

Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities


Source: Post Carbon Institute 15 May 2015
Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities

TEDx Mission recently invited me to speak at their San Francisco event on how cities are using collective intelligence approaches to...

Smarter Cities: Powering The City


Source: YouTube 8 May 2015
Smarter Cities: Powering The City

This film addresses why cities must implement a smarter energy system on their journey to become smarter cities.

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Intelligent Urban Transportation


Source: IBM 8 May 2015
Intelligent Urban Transportation

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, cities, and the movement of people and goods within them, are critical to the future of citizens and...

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IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety—Law Enforcement


Source: IBM 7 May 2015
IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety—Law Enforcement

Dedicated to protecting citizens and property, many law enforcement agencies are finding it more and more difficult to...

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Driverless Cars and Public Transit Would Cut Traffic By 90% – OECD


Source: SustainableCities 7 May 2015
Driverless Cars and Public Transit Would Cut Traffic By 90% – OECD

A week ago I wrote a post questioning what driverless cars will mean for cities and if we’re going to see tension between private and public transport

Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water


Source: The Guardian 6 May 2015
Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water

California has adopted its first rules for mandatory cuts in urban water use as a catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.

Sport as a Metaphor for Business


Source: IBM 5 May 2015
Sport as a Metaphor for Business

IBM's partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon shows it can deliver complex real-time data solutions to a global audience...

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Can India lead on green buildings, clean energy and corporate sustainability?


Source: The Guardian 5 May 2015
Can India lead on green buildings, clean energy and corporate sustainability?

With 1.25 billion people, India suffers from a level of resource scarcity beyond any other nation – but it’s making big moves in solar power.

IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management


Source: IBM 1 May 2015
IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety— Emergency Management

The first obligation of a city is to protect its citizens and its critical infrastructure. But maintaining public safety involves a number of...

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How to Green the World’s Deserts and Reverse Climate Change


Source: Blue Living Ideas 30 April 2015
How to Green the World’s Deserts and Reverse Climate Change

Allan Savory discusses how to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change in this TED talk...

Blue Energy - The Bo Hai Tidal Bridge Project


Source: YouTube 29 April 2015
Blue Energy - The Bo Hai Tidal Bridge Project

Blue Energy plans to build a 120km tidal energy generating bridge across the Bohai Strait, China. This ambitious project would generate...

Beyond Borders: Tracing the Impacts of Smarter Public Safety


Source: IBM 29 April 2015
Beyond Borders: Tracing the Impacts of Smarter Public Safety

Public safety is vitally important to people living in cities the world over and is essential to the vibrancy and...

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IBM Center for Applied Insights: The value of smarter social services


Source: IBM 28 April 2015
IBM Center for Applied Insights: The value of smarter social services

Faced with the demand to deliver better outcomes with increasingly restricted resources, many social organizations are finding that the answer is...

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IBM Analytics from the Internet of Things: Working to Make Energy Smarter Every Day


Source: IBM 27 April 2015
IBM Analytics from the Internet of Things: Working to Make Energy Smarter Every Day

Power companies are working to combine micro weather forecasts with detailed local data to help predict where power outages will likely occur.

Can the internet of things save us from traffic jams?


Source: The Guardian 27 April 2015
Can the internet of things save us from traffic jams?

When the internet of things technology is disrupting every part of our lives, when will traffic lights be rethought and rebuilt?

Smarter Public Safety: Enabling And Enhancing Crime Fighting Capabilities


Source: IBM 23 April 2015
Smarter Public Safety: Enabling And Enhancing Crime Fighting Capabilities

With rising population levels in cities across the globe and shifting demographics, Public Safety agencies are increasingly challenged to...

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7 Opportunities for Green Buildings in China, According to Developers


Source: SustainableCities 23 April 2015
7 Opportunities for Green Buildings in China, According to Developers

China’s low-carbon future depends on green buildings, with nearly 2 billion square meters of new floor space added each year.

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