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Melbourne Warned that Most Livable City Status Requires More Work

October 14, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Melbourne's status as the world's most liveable city could be its undoing, an international community design guru has warned. Gil Penalosa, the keynote speaker at the Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference in Melbourne on October 13-16, said the city's…

Are We Heading Toward a 'Too-Smart' City?

May 21, 2013 - in Sensors, Smart Cities

Today, smart-city programs tend to be limited and fairly granular, though people might be surprised to know exactly which parts of their cities are already…

Spain's Santander, The City that Runs on Sensors

May 17, 2013 - in Sensors, Smart Cities

Buried under the streets of Santander, Spain—or discreetly affixed to buses, utility poles, and dumpsters—are some 12,000 electronic sensors that…

Azerbaijan to Develop Gobustan as a "Smart City"

May 6, 2013 - in Renewables, Smart Cities

Today in the course of symposium "Insurance of risks in the field of alternative and renewable energy sources," deputy director of the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy (ABEMDA) Jamil Melikov has stated that Gobustan will be developed as a…

Rolta Has been Awarded the "Smart City" Project for Nanjing, China

April 23, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities, Transportation

Rolta today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious "Smart City" project for Nanjing, China, in preparation for hosting the 2014 Youth Olympics. Rolta has engaged ARES Security Corporation of Burlingame, CA to leverage their systems engineering…

Living Lab: Urban Planning Goes Digital in Spanish 'Smart City'

March 17, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Cities around the world aim to become "smart cities," but in Santander, Spain, the goal has already become a reality. Thousands of sensors help alert residents to traffic jams, regulate the watering in city parks and dim the street lamps. An old port city…

OGC Sensor Web Standards and the “Smart City”

January 16, 2013 - in Column, Sensors, Smart Cities

Sensors are everywhere. There are now thousands of sensors for every human on Earth. And there will be even more thousands in the future. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, applications that use sensors to monitor your home environment, track your…

Surat to be India's First 'Eco City'

May 31, 2012 - in Smart Cities

After selecting Surat as one of the three cities in the world for a demonstration project for "eco city" development, UK-based charity The Ecological Sequestration Trust (TEST) has decided to spend nearly Rs 50 crore over a period of five years to build a…