Aye! Smart city projects squirrel away $31m in Scotland

Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs. See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could doom UK smart cities The […]

Study shows cities getting smarter in 2017, but data use gets dumber

In its 2017 predictions, International Data Corp. (IDC) sees smart city activity and open data projects accelerating, though urban leaders will remain poorly equipped to harness the new data potential. The market research firm recently released its report IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2017 Predictions. Smart cities are expected to begin churning out staggering amounts […]

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How Helsinki is bringing smart city innovation to its core

There are few capital cities around the world that are not directing finances and energy into connected technology. Every year local neighborhoods, suburbs, and cities incorporate technology into their infrastructure, transport systems, housing and local services. From Jaipur to Seoul, what makes each location unique is how they respond to challenges specific to their location, landscape, […]

Pittsburgh stays on path to smart-cityness with MetroLab

Despite losing the federal Smart Cities Challenge for $50 million this summer, Pittsburgh and two universities are soldiering on with their related projects. The city will continue its involvement in the MetroLab Network in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The city will serve as the test bed for the technology developed […]

LA making massive smart city dataset available at high-speed

The city of Los Angeles is opening up the data floodgates by giving researchers unprecedented high-speed access to its smart city data, a move that could spark a raft of new data-driven discoveries. City leaders announced it will link its databases and computers to a 100 Gbps system called California Research and Education Network (CalREN). […]