The emergence of Internet of Things technology is driving the development of smart cities in many booming metropolitan areas around the world. The.
Philly’s Smart City Plan
The city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology recently released a strategic plan, highlighting IT accomplishments and outlining a plan for the future, reported Government Technology. The plan, which used a focus-group approach methodology, proposes six themes, some already accomplished, and others the city will undertake soon. The themes of the plan include the …
Smart City planning with Guest Jim Frazer
ARC Analyst Jim Frazer joins us to discuss Smart City planning on the 1st episode of the Smart Cities Podcast. Hosted by Larry O'Brien ARC Advisory Group is ...
How 'smart cities' push IoT cybersecurity for state and local IT
The internet of things is at a much more mature place at the state and local level than it is in the federal government or even private industry. It’s a balancing act, clearly, between government leaders working to implement IoT technology to better serve citizens quickly while ensuring that this rapid pace doesn’t introduce more security problems than it’s worth.
Smart city plan could ease traffic woes, spur growth
Traffic congestion and lack of adequate parking spaces in New Kingston could be history if it were to successfully become the country’s first smart city, information technology experts and members of urban planning academia have stated. The...
ARC-IEEE Webinar Series: Smart City Planning
The smart cities team at ARC will be conducting a series of webinars with the IEEE exploring various topics related to smart cities, buildings, and infrastructure. The first of these is coming up soon, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 11 AM Eastern Time and will feature the head of our smart cities practice, Jim Fazer. Jim will talk about the process of building smart cities with…
Top 20 Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow cooker season is here! Put this amazing appliance to work with these top 20 healthy slow cooker recipes.
How New York City plans to become a smart city leader
For the City of New York, a smart city is an equitable city guided by strategic frameworks for connectivity and connected devices, says CTO Miguel Gamino.
6 Amazing Ideas That Are Part Of The Smart City Plan From Sidewalk Labs
The Sidewalk Labs Smart City proposal for Toronto envisions wooden buildings made from cross laminated timber, modular construction, full digital connectivity, and robots in tunnels underneath bringing in consumer goods and managing the flow of waste products. It its vision too bold or not bold enough?
Sidewalk Labs’s ambitious smart city plans now face a legal battle
A Canadian civil liberties group is taking aim at all three tiers of government for allegedly allowing Sidewalk Labs to make decisions about citizens’ privacy in Toronto.
Waterfront Toronto Smart City Plans Raise Privacy Concerns
Two years after Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs was named the private-sector partner to revitalize a waterfront community in Toronto, citizens and city officials remain divided about whether to move forward.
Orlando, Fla., Looks for Consultant to Guide Smart City Plan
“The plan is going to help us define the goals and the outcomes,” said Mike Hess, who was hired in February to oversee Orlando’s Smart City plan. “We want a road map with actionable projects.”
Smart City Mission: 3 years on, Dharamshala on slow path to progress
With most of the projects in the tendering stage, garbage disposal, traffic congestion and unauthorised construction have become bane of Dharamshala -the hill town nestled in the lap mighty Dhauladhar range.
Toronto urged to ditch 'Google smart city' plans over privacy concerns
Backlash to the smart city planned for the Toronto waterfront has been bolstered by criticism by US venture capitalist Roger McNamee, who was an early investor in Google and Facebook.
4 Fall Wellness Tips: Soulful Ways to Slow Down for the Seasonal Shift
As the seasonal shift stirs a need to pull back, reset and grow, try some of these fall wellness tips to help you anchor inward.
ARC Smart City Podcast: Planning a Smart City
The following is an edited transcript of ARC Smart Cities Podcast Episode 1. It's a discussion of Smart City applications and technologies with a focus on planning your project.
For Smart Cities, What Comes First? The Budget or the Plan?
Strained budgets may be holding back many municipalities whose leaders understand the benefits of smart city systems but lack the money to support them. Yet, a question is emerging that potentially turns that notion on its head: How can a city know what it can’t afford until it identifies what it needs?
Ikea's Slow and Steady Plan to Save the Smart Home
A new set of connected blinds shows that Ikea's approach to the smart home still makes perfect sense.
How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change
In the mid-1990s, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a village in Niger, a West African country consistently ranked as one of the poorest in the world. I lived in a mud hut, learned a local language, made lasting friendships and did interesting work. Nearly 20 years later, two memories stand out from those years: It was …
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