Smart cities hold out the lure of sustainability and innovative technological solutions to large, previously intractable problems. But such opportunities do not come cheaply. Some of them, such as smart lighting, can be funded from the savings made in changing technology. But other, larger projects represent much bigger risks, and it has proven hard to
“What counts is what is measured.” We’ve all heard this, and however much you may dislike the idea that only the things that can be measured are important, you have to admit that there is a certain amount of truth in the idea that people tend to focus more on areas that are being assessed
The UK government has made much of its new ‘verify’ site, part of the government as a platform approach. This site will allow UK citizens to verify their identity whenever they come into contact with any government department. It will be used for many purposes, ranging from tax returns to driving licences and vehicle excise duty.
Smart Cities are a growing phenomenon, with cities around the world vying for supremacy. But for all the hype, it can sometimes seem as if physical changes are a long time coming. So it’s good to read about some very concrete developments that will bring smart city lighting a lot closer to many of us.
We’ve heard and written a lot about smart cities in recent years. They are cities which are hugely interconnected, harnessing technology to improve the lives of those who live in them. But at the same time as smart cities are developing around the globe, there are still cities, even in the US, where not everyone
There has been much written about Smart Cities, but the field is quite light on definitions and on quantifying the opportunity that they represent. A recent study has identified that the global Smart City market is likely to be worth a cumulative $1.56 trillion by 2020. Smart is the New Green The Frost and Sullivan report