Applied Smarts

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

October 08, 2014

Data and Technology to Accelerate City Sustainability

How can technology transform buildings and cities into spaces that can adapt to societal, economic and climate shocks?

September 25, 2014

How The Big-Data Revolution Can Help Design Ideal Cities

“Understanding the pulse of life in the neighbourhood could really help, we think, design an urban space that meets the needs of the people who are living and working there much better,”

September 13, 2014

A 'Smart' Plan For St. Albert's Future

St. Albert is on a quest: to get smarter.

September 08, 2014

Living Lab Concept Shaping Development In Summerside

Summerside’s ‘living lab’ plan is a concept that promotes integrating new ideas into existing municipal infrastructure for economic development.

August 20, 2014

Contactless Services Make City Life Easier in Nice, France

According to the most recent figures from l’Observatoire du NFC et du sans contact, 5.3 million contactless mobile phones and 21 million contactless credit cards were already in circulation by December 2013

August 20, 2014

See Through Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Power Stations

Researchers at Michigan State University just developed a new kind of solar cell that’s so crystal clear, even Harry Potter would be impressed.