The robust communications that smart cities are built on requires systematic evaluation and benchmarking to ensure effective delivery of public services.
The city plans to open up stovepiped projects so agencies can share data across an upgraded fiber network.
The winner of the Smart City Challenge has named a project lead and continues to gather funding and resources.
The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.
Military bases can benefit from technology that many American cities have already begun to test.
Smart cities work on developing a shared vision of their preferred future.
A plan to upgrade to smart, energy efficient street lights also includes installing a sensor network platform.
At a recent workshop, Kansas City, Mo., demonstrated how big data can be used to improve city performance.
Birmingham, Ala., is building a smart city future -- and is starting to see the fruits of its labor.
Five cities were awarded $250,000 worth of technology and consulting services as winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant.
Nokia updated its Internet of Things platform with pre-integrated applications for smart cities.
Less extensive projects, ease of implementation and access to federal funding may be driving the trend.