Economic development

The Capacity Project targets sustainable economic growth

Fri, 2013-04-26 20:31 -- Liz Enbysk
04/26/2013

Livermore, California became the inaugural community in The Capacity Project, a new initiative from Chevron and WattzOn to help provide sustainable local economic growth, help residents save money on power bills and help the local workforce gain skills for careers in cleantech industries.

How technology is playing a role in smarter, safer cities

Tue, 2013-03-26 00:30 -- Liz Enbysk
04/18/2013

The executive director of UN Women told a forum on cities against poverty that technology is significantly supporting initiatives to make cities safer places. And she brought some issues to the discussion not often heard in smart cities discussions: women's participation and equal rights.

The biggest market in the world for IT? Smart cities

Mon, 2013-03-25 23:08 -- Liz Enbysk
04/14/2013

Smart cities are the "biggest market for IT in the world," according to Joe Dignan, chief European public sector analyst for tech research and analysis firm Ovum. And he has a lot more to say about smart city initiatives and why the smart cities market is so strong at a time when so many others are not.

For this Polish city, liveability is the key to getting smarter

Mon, 2018-12-31 09:00 -- SCC Europe Staff
12/31/2018

One of the main challenges Krakow faces is quality of life, but now the city is looking to fix that with goals put in place that will make the city a better—and smarter—place to live. From tackling environmental pollution to improving educational facilities, here are the ways Krakow is stepping up its game to become one of Poland’s Smart Cities.

How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

Mon, 2018-12-10 14:12 -- SCC Europe Staff
12/10/2018

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.

Why Calgary's betting on low-power technology to realize its smart city vision

Fri, 2018-12-07 03:53 -- Doug Peeples
12/06/2018

The city of Calgary is taking on a variety of smart city initiatives to build a stronger economy and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. And so far it's the only city in Canada to build its own low-power wide area network to support them.

1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly: a success story

Wed, 2018-11-21 18:15 -- SCC Europe Staff
11/21/2018

The 1st SmartCitiesCouncil® - Europe Stakeholders’ Assembly recently took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 9th of November. The day’s theme was Accelerating your innovation economy and focused on how smart city solutions can advance innovation and economic development. Honored by the attendance of the most reputable names in the Smart Cities industry, the stakeholder assembly quickly gained attention from all around Europe.

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