Smart Cities

Arup stakes its smart city claim clearly and concisely

It is estimated that by 2050, cities will be home to 70% of the world’s population. WIth growing populations, diminishing resources and the impact of climate change, city governments are having to do things differently and more smartly.

Avis and ZipCar take city car sharing mainstream

Avis acquired car-sharing service Zipcar for $500 million in 2013 - a savvy move to protect its overall business in the event that car sharing makes a significant dent in the car rental economy. With an increased amount of capital and know how behind it, Zipcar is set to expand into new countries and markets, spreading the philosophy of sharing over ownership as it grows.

Cisco opens up the office with Smart Meeting Spaces

Smart Connected Meeting Spaces is an innovative new take on workplace management from Cisco. It uses a building’s Wi-Fi system to give employees remote connectivity to accessing work spaces.

Cisco's smart Seatropolis

Hamburg is Europe’s third biggest port city, handling 10,000 big vessels a year and seemingly working at capacity.

Connect to Learn enables education in Africa

Receiving access to a good education can be a real struggle if you’re growing up poor in places such as Uganda, Brazil and Kenya.

Dublin proves it's a fair (and smart) city

Dublin, capital of Ireland, may traditionally be regarded as a quaint old city of pubs and historic buildings but that image is changing as it transforms into a smart city, where the pubs have internet-controlled, energy efficient lighting, and tourists and locals can easily navigate the streets, thanks to connected technology.

How soundscapes help people with sight loss navigate cities

Getting around a city or between cities can be a challenge at the best of times, but that challenge is far greater for those with limited or no sight.

HP connects eHealth centres for India's rural poor

With 75% of India’s healthcare infrastructure located in cities, where just 27% of the population lives, there is a huge mismatch in the delivery of quality healthcare in the world’s second most populous nation.

IBM takes smart city analytics into the classroom

IBM’s data modelling program for schools is a tool that provides teachers with an improved scope of their students’ capabilities, allowing them to provide a more tailored education that tackles a pupil’s learning difficulties.

Microsoft's CityNext joins the smart city movement

Around half the world’s population lives in cities, and that will grow to 70% by 2050. People are flocking into cities in ever greater numbers, and now 80% of the world’s GDP is created in cities.


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