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Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.
In this Huffington Post piece, a contributing writer provides an interview with Connie Heath, Director of Partner Engagement for the Council on what Smart Cities Week is and its part in the Council's mission to help cities become smarter.
Conducting a nationwide paperless examination is not an easy task. The Indian Railways (IR)—in a massive saving drive—has saved over 4 lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets just by adopting online test by replacing bulky, multi-lingual question booklets.
If you're a city leader committed to a smart city transformation, you know the challenges well: It's a disruptive to dismantle what once was and build in its place a livable, economically vibrant and sustainable city. So why would you take on even more challenges to help smaller communities become smart too? Jesse Berst passes along four good reasons, including three ways to help yourself by helping others.
Connected technologies, the Internet of Things and other elements are coming together to create the intelligent cities of the future. But where do we find the skilled, talented people we'll need to make it all work? Fortunately, Council Lead Partner Cisco and others are on it. Read the story to learn about how they plan to fill the smart cities talent gap.
Local governments throughout the world are working hard to create sustainable, energy-efficient and economically strong smart cities. But the intelligent technologies we rely on to create them are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats – and few local governments are doing much to protect against them, say experts at security software company Kaspersky Lab. Read the story for their recommendations on precautions cities can take.
Tacoma, Washington's high schools were thought of as "dropout factories" not so long ago, with only a little over half of their students graduating on time. Learn how Microsoft's IT solutions helped Tacoma and other school districts take advantage of their data to create better learning outcomes for their students -- and to spend more time with them.
Dr Pallavi Darade, Additional Municipal Commissioner (City), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai talks about MCGM's initiatives under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and its own localised campaigns to make Mumbai a cleaner city.
CRISIL, KPMG, ICRA and Jones Lang La Salle are some of the top consultants appointed by the cities. The consulting firms will prepare detailed smart city proposals, including area development plans and financing plans, under the supervision of urban local bodies and state governments. The last date for the submission of the proposals is 15 December, 2015.