How our Readiness Challenge winners are plotting their smart cities course

Thu, 2018-05-17 22:23 -- Doug Peeples

SCC's 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant winners have similar goals in their quest to become smart cities, although their approaches to achieving them aren't necessarily the same. Read on to learn how they're planning safe, sustainable and livable places that benefit all of their citizens.

Inclusive, affordable mass transit: how do we get it right?

Thu, 2018-05-10 17:42 -- Doug Peeples

Mass transit can do a lot to help cities serve vulnerable and underserved populations, reduce traffic congestion and pollution and much more. But what does it take to provide an inclusive, affordable transit system people want to use? It's one of the critical topics participants at Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley worked on this week.

Dijon is on: Creating a smart cities platform to operate the French city’s infrastructure

Wed, 2018-04-18 23:19 -- Adam Beck

A multi-community information technology collaboration on street lighting, traffic management and public safety is expected to yield numerous benefits for citizens and reduce operating costs for their local governments. Watch the video to learn how.

Why cities should look beyond e-vehicles

Thu, 2018-04-12 09:00 -- SCC Europe Staff

As cities across Europe from Paris to London are starting to announce car bans in an effort to tackle urban pollution, electric vehicles are stepping into the spotlight as a smart solution. But this is only one solution in terms of sustainability. Towns such as Birmingham are investing in more progressive projects like sustainable railways, while Hamburg and Lisbon are working with the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to develop sustainable transportation solutions.

How EVs can make your city's electric grid smarter (and more reliable)

Fri, 2018-03-30 01:19 -- Doug Peeples

Electric vehicles are a small percentage of vehicle sales, but their numbers are expected to grow over the next several years. And that's good because it's becoming increasingly clear that EVs can contribute to the stability and reliability of city electric grids.

Mass transit ridership has been falling. What do we do about it?

Thu, 2018-03-29 23:37 -- Doug Peeples

Mass transit ridership in most of the major U.S. transit markets and elsewhere has dropped notably in recent years, and for sometimes complex reasons that can vary from city to city. There are promising solutions, but we need to better understand why fewer people are taking the bus before we decide what the fixes should be.