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IBM Smarter Cities Technology Helps NYC Envision Solar Energy Leadership

June 7, 2012 - in Energy, Projects, Smart Cities

IBM is helping New York City (NYC) become a global leader in urban solar energy market analysis and sustainability through an innovative agreement with CUNY Ventures, a City University of New York (CUNY) Economic Development Corporation entity. The goal of…

ComputaMaps Launches DxM Digital Elevation Product Line with 3D Cities

June 6, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects

ComputaMaps, international producer and distributor of geodata, announced today the availability of its new DxM digital elevation product line. Derived…

Survey: Latin American and Asian Cities Lead Way in Planning for Global Warming

June 5, 2012 - in Planning, Projects

Quito, Ecuador, is not considered a global leader by most measures. But there is one way in which Quito is at the forefront of metropolises worldwide:…

Finnish Minister Advocates Effective Land Use Planning

June 4, 2012 - in Planning, Projects

Finnish Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala has advocated comprehensive and nationwide land use planning in a drive to enhance effective utilisation of land resources to improve people’s livelihoods in rural areas. This comes in the wake…

Software for the Smart Building to Smart Grid Interface to be Worth $1 Billion by 2016, Says Memoori Research

In many developed countries, industrial and commercial buildings consume 40% of all generated electrical power. Interfacing the Smart Grid with this building stock provides large scale opportunities to balance electrical supply and demand particularly as Smart…

TomTom Searches for Drivers to Explore and Map Five Paradise Islands

June 1, 2012 - in Projects

TomTom today kicks off its Map Paradise Project, a once-in-a life-time opportunity for five families or groups of friends to spend two weeks on a tropical island and earn 10,000 euros for mapping it. The Map Paradise Project will help create five new navigable…

U.N. Project Looks to Organize Urban Planning in Lebanon

May 31, 2012 - in Planning, Projects

A new data-gathering project is attempting to organize sprawling amounts of information about Lebanese cities in a more complex but easily visualized way. The program, backed by the United Nations Development Program, is aiming at centralizing data so that…

Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management Systems to Top $4 Billion in 2020

May 31, 2012 - in Energy, Facility Management, Projects

The U.S. market for sensors and controls for building energy management systems (BEMs) will rise at a 17% compound annual growth rate to $2.14 billion in 2020, while its European counterpart will reach $1.93 billion in 2020, a 19% CAGR. The market growth will…

IBM Intelligent Transportation Provides Citywide Traffic Visibility

Transportation is the vital means of connecting people, goods and services. The smooth operation of a transportation system can not only determine the level of economic activity and output of cities but also have a dramatic effect on the quality of life for…

McKinsey Reports on Emerging Trends in Urban Informatics

May 31, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects, Smart Cities

    In their efforts to manage cities more effectively and efficiently, many local administrations are turning to “urban informatics”—the use of information and communications technology to better understand metropolitan needs, challenges,…