How cities can tackle air quality challenges

Mon, 2018-02-12 10:40 -- SCC Europe Staff

In Poland, 33 of its cities rank among the 50 most polluted in Europe. The town of Rybnik in southwestern Poland, for example, ranks fourth on WHO’s list of most polluted cities in Europe, with air pollution being an issue for one-third of the year causing schools to close and more hospital visits linked to respiratory issues. Thanks to a new pollution sensor unveiled last month, cities may be able to measure and improve air quality in a quicker and more efficient fashion.

3 ways Reykjavik is rising as a sustainable leader

Mon, 2018-02-05 14:36 -- SCC Europe Staff

While Iceland falls into the top 50 percent of countries by geographical size, most of its population of 329,000 is centred in and around the capital, Reykjavik. Iceland is proving, however, that having a small population can be used to a country’s advantage, pulling together and becoming more resourceful when it comes to utilizing the latest technology.

Intelligent systems sprouting in Jelgava, Latvia

Wed, 2018-01-31 10:38 -- SCC Europe Staff

The city is becoming known as an economically developed centre of knowledge, technologies and innovation. In 2010, Jelgava set forth a goal to become a modern and sustainable environment by increasing the use of renewable energy sources, improving the transportation sector and promoting energy efficiency.

Solutions de stationnement intelligent dans le Sud de la France

Fri, 2018-01-19 12:15 -- SCC Europe Staff

Certaines villes ont commencé à proposer des applications de partage d'espaces de stationnement. Dans le sud de la France, cependant, Montpellier se tourne vers les systèmes connectés d'Internet des objets (Internet of Things ou IoT) pour créer des espaces de stationnement intelligents.

Smart cities 2018: building on strong foundations for Europe

Tue, 2018-01-09 15:43 -- SCC Europe Staff

Each year heralds in a new wave of predictions when it comes to the trends and technology that will be sweeping over smart cities—and developing new ones. In 2017, European cities saw the rise of smart city solutions like electric vehicles, smart parking and street lighting, and free (and fast) Internet. 5G, for example, was a hot topic at tech conferences as companies partnered up with cities to get the networks in place for this high-speed service.

112 ways Tirana, Albania is getting smarter

Wed, 2018-01-03 09:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

For Albania’s capital of Tirana, the key lies in smart city solutions that address issues such as mobility, education and public spaces. During the Tirana Smart City Conference, representatives came together from the municipality, international organisations, and the community to share in the mayor’s vision of Tirana’s transformation over the next decade. Here’s a brief glance at the 112 projects designed to make a significant change to Tirana’s current infrastructure.

Three ways Pilsen is standing out as a smart city in Czech Republic

Wed, 2018-01-03 09:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

By working with students and citizens to improve city services through the help of free Wi-Fi and mobile phone applications, Pilsen is proving to be a city that doesn’t rest on its laurels when it comes to developing modern solutions that will have major impact. Let’s take a look at three ways, in particular, Pilsen is striving to become the no.1 smart city in the Czech Republic.

Santander (España) está utilizando sensores para la gestión de residuos

Wed, 2017-12-20 10:23 -- SCC Europe Staff

Santander está buscando modernizarse con medidas inteligentes para la gestión y tratamiento de residuos. A continuación, analizaremos cómo este destino turístico veraniego está aprendiendo a mejorar sus servicios de recogida de basuras, haciendo que la ciudad sea más habitable y convirtiéndola en modelo a seguir por el resto de España.

Helmond loopt voorop in slimme verlichtingsprojekten

Wed, 2017-12-13 11:33 -- SCC Europe Staff

In 2013 was slimme verlichting nog niet zo’n trendy onderwerp als nu. De historische stad Helmond in Noord-Brabant, in het zuiden van Nederland, was echter een van de eerste steden die intelligente verlichtingstechnologie inzette om uitdagingen van een groeiend industrieel knooppunt aan te pakken en duurzamer te worden door energie te besparen.

3 ways Turkey is transforming its cities

Thu, 2017-12-07 09:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

A series of smart projects is slowly seeping its way across Turkey’s cities with one goal in mind: transforming the country into a digital hub. Part of Turkey’s 2023 Goals, these smart city concepts are stemming from years of investments in smart technology, which will save the country billions of euros annually, as well as provide the infrastructure necessary to fuel these future-focused technologies.