Economic development

How Maharashtra plans to become India's first digitally connected state

Thu, 2016-10-13 13:54 -- Doug Peeples

India's state of Maharashtra has taken the country's digital and manufacturing initiatives to heart in a big way. And to help the realize its ambitious vision, Cisco will deliver a new manufacturing hub, a smart city, education and training programs and more.

Planning for your smart city's future? How two tools you may already have can help

Wed, 2016-10-05 18:52 -- Doug Peeples

Planning a smart city isn't easy, in large part because a successful smart city roadmap needs to extend well into the future, not just the next few years. Read the story to learn about the tools two Virginia local governments are using to ensure that future is a sustainable, livable one.

Steal these ideas from top Asia-Pacific smart city projects

Tue, 2016-08-23 15:15 -- Doug Peeples

A total of 14 projects were recognized as the top smart city initiatives in Council Associate Partner IDC's annual Smart City Asia-Pacific Awards for 2016. Click to the site to learn about two of the award-winning projects and find strategies and approaches you can use for your own smart city transformations.

Why Kansas City leaders want a smart city (and how they're doing it)

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:30 -- Doug Peeples

When Kansas City moved forward in May with a smart city pilot project, city leaders went with a small section of the city's core area because they wanted to be sure it worked before committing to a more ambitious smart city upgrade. Read the story for details on phase two, which will add new services and expand the area covered.

Need a hand with your smart city project? Government help may be on the way

Tue, 2016-08-02 10:00 -- Doug Peeples

A group of U.S. House members is collaborating on legislation to help cities make their smart city transformations work. The bill they're drafting focuses on the areas where cities usually need the most help: securing financing and the guidance and expertise they need to ensure successful projects.

Partner Spotlight: News for Ooredoo, Daimler, Cisco, CH2M, Schneider Electric

Tue, 2016-07-26 11:15 -- SCC Staff

Schneider Electric's online renewable energy resource... numerous awards for Ooredoo companies... Daimler beefs up EV R&D investment... Cisco to provide expertise for Hyderabad smart city project... CH2M chosen for Reagan National Airport design contract. Click the links to learn more.

How Huawei will bring smart city solutions to Dubai South

Thu, 2016-07-14 11:45 -- Doug Peeples

Council Associate Partner Huawei will provide a variety of enhancements and solutions to bring a Dubai South business park into the smart city era. The company will provide its ICT expertise and technology to help Dubai achieve its ambitions to become one of the world's smartest cities.