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Stakeholders in Global Smart City Market Seek New Funding Models to Monetize Projects

July 27, 2017 - in Financial, News

SANTA CLARA, Cal.– The capital-intensive task of transforming cities into seamless ecosystems is prompting governments to explore revenue sources beyond internal bodies and join hands with financial intermediaries and private investors. With the rising connectedness…

Future Forward Interview: Learn from Nature to Build Smarter Infrastructure

December 2, 2016 - in Interview

Anil Ahuja, P.E., is a seasoned engineering professional and author of the recently released book, Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities,…

The Age of Urban Tech

Cities all across the world are gearing up for the future. They know that big changes are coming and they are doing their best to transform challenges…

Smart Technologies and Infrastructure for Energy, Water, Mobility, Buildings, and Government: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

The momentum behind the development of smart cities continues unabated. City leaders around the world are committing to smart city objectives as they attempt to shape the development of their cities to meet social, economic, and environmental challenges. National…

Ramboll Translates Nordic Experience to Help Create Smart Indian Cities

June 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

Smart cities are not only about smart technology. It is also about creating a smart framework for holistic development that values liveability and sustainability along with growth. That is the main conclusion from Neel Strøbæk, Ramboll’s Group Market Director…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Concludes Visit to Three “Smart Cities”: Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo

OSLO, NORWAY – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week completed a multi-day visit to Copenhagen, Denmark; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Oslo, Norway, as part of an ongoing effort to learn from international partners about innovative ways…

USDOT Announces Autodesk Support to Provide 3D Design Technology to Smart City Challenge Finalists

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge has the support of global 3D design and engineering software technology firm Autodesk, Inc.  The Smart City Challenge…

Private Sector Key to Smart City Success

February 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Smart Cities

If Smart Cities are to work for their citizens and communities, the private sector needs to make more of its data freely available, concludes a report by BSI (British Standards Institution) and Ordnance Survey (OS). The City Data Report, which was constructed…

OGC Calls for Proposals for a Future City Pilot Phase 1 Project

February 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Smart Cities

Feb. 5, 2016—The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the initiative sponsors: Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) France, city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain and virtualcitySYSTEMS…

Repurposing Buildings and Urban Infrastructure for a Smarter City

January 28, 2016 - in Column

The smart city has many emerging definitions and the concept is touted to be the one, that will shape cities of future. All ‘smart city’ definitions encompass the idea of a sustainable, livable, intelligent and green city with continued economic growth…