Postscapes published an excellent infographic summarising the most important aspects of the smart city vision. It presents what is driving the need to establish these networked environments, how smart city concepts and projects are different in the developing world, and what technologies and systems are needed to make them a reality.
AT&T in cooperation with Cooper Power Systems offer to utility companies a smart grid solution that operates on wireless data network. Smart grids combine “smart meters”, wireless technology, sensors and software
Libelium announced the completion of its Smart Cities Platform with sensors allowing to monitor city pollution, noise, buildings structural condition, and waste management. These sensors may be combined
Prepared for the United Nations Global Pulse team, PSFK’s Future of Real-Time Report identifies key trends emerging around the capture and transmission of real-time information streams. Communities and organizations can learn from the themes in PSFK’s Future of Real-Time report to create new solutions that support the care and well-being of the world’s population.
In building a city of the future, IT will have an underlying role to play in the context of sustainable urbanization as well as the larger context of economic growth and environment sustainability. The adoption of hardware, software and services in this new light gives way to the creation of a new IT ecosystem which IDC refers to as “Intelligent X”.