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Telefonica/VIVO and ISPM Team to Build Brazil’s First Smart City

Sao Paulo, Brazil and London, UK, Oct. 23, 2014—Telefonica/VIVO, the largest telecommunications service provider in Brazil, and ISPM, a leading vendor of flexible service assurance, orchestration and management software for telecommunications and IT infrastructure,…

Barcelona Realizes Innovative Governance with Cloud, Devices and Apps

October 19, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Sensors, Smart Cities

The City of Barcelona has a global reputation for innovation. Many of the technological solutions that the city has adopted in recent years are at the…

Trash Bin Sensor Company Enovo Closed $8 Million in Funding

August 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors, Smart Cities

Enevo today announced $8 million of international funding to grow its sensor-based waste collection system to global markets. The round includes Earlybird,…

Morgenstadt City Challenge Focuses on Future Ready Actions

August 1, 2014 - in Modeling, Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s Morgenstadt Innovation Network honored the first winning city of the Morgenstadt City Challenge at its network meeting in Vienna. The aim of the competition, which runs until October, is to support cities in their efforts to…

The Infrastructure the Next Generation of Cities Will Need

July 31, 2014 - in Planning, Smart Cities

Are we truly entering an era of "Cities 3.0"? Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is an advocate of that notion, and few elected officials are in a better position to look at cities from a broad, historical perspective than is Johnson, the new president of the…

Australia Sees Great Promise with Smart Grid Smart City Trial

July 29, 2014 - in Electric Grid, Energy

More than $28 billion in net economic benefits could flow to Australia over the next 20 years if smart grid technologies trialled in the Hunter were adopted nationally, a national energy conference has been told. The $100 million Smart Grid Smart City project…

Smart Street Lighting for Smart Cities

Many cities have begun replacing their high-pressure sodium street lights with LEDs.  While the motivation for these replacements typically focuses on cost and energy savings from improved efficiency and longer lamp lifetimes, a growing number of cities are…

Silver Spring Networks Extends Speed-to-Value Program To Municipal Utilities For Building Smart Infrastructure

June 17, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Energy

Today, at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference & Public Power Expo, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. SSNI +1.18% extended its Speed-to-Value smart infrastructure program to municipal utilities. Silver Spring also announced that it…

Montreal’s Mapping Database Will be Publicly Available

June 13, 2014 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Montrealers who want to peruse a 3D map of the city’s buildings, know where every lamppost is located or browse aerial photographs dating to the 1930s will soon be able to do so at will, and for free. Mapping information compiled by the city’s geographical…

Principles for Planning City-Level Sensor Projects

June 10, 2014 - in Sensors

How do cities reach the status of a sensored smart city? Like so many innovative trends, the technology is not really the problem. Rather, it’s finding the political will to move to the starting point, assessing needs and making sure the right management…