Applied Smarts

Highlighting interesting projects, concepts and initiatives from around the globe.

October 31, 2011

City of Edmonton and IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge

IBM named Edmonton as the first Canadian city, and one of just 24 worldwide, to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge award; validating that Edmonton is among the smartest cities when it comes to the innovative use of information technology.

July 26, 2011

Why the U.S. Government Should Embrace Smart Cities

To reap the benefits of the smart cities movement requires the U.S. get smart in more ways than one. At stake are not just greater livability and sustainability but the jobs and investment that accrue to communities at the cutting edge of innovation.

April 19, 2011

America's Cities Need to Get Smarter

For the foreseeable future, cities may have to do more with less, but that need not make them less livable. Across the board budget cuts that produce short-term savings but have long-term consequences are not the answer.