Applied Smarts

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

August 16, 2014

Urban Farms in the City of Calgary

A team of local food pioneers in Calgary, Canada have successfully promoted urban farming, engaging the community in the creation of a truly sustainable food system.

August 14, 2014

People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities

Creating safer, more sustainable cities means designing them to move people, not cars. One way to achieve this goal is transport demand management.

July 16, 2014

Duran, North Carolina Fights Crime with Data Analytics

“Analytics has really opened up a whole new realm of possibilities that is transforming the way that we run our operations.”

July 16, 2014

Syracuse Uses Big Data to Revitalize Troubled Areas

“The Smarter Cities Challenge enabled us to use data and analytics to help make decisions so we could focus the city’s resources on areas where they would be most effective,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner

July 11, 2014

Solar Roadways Could Revolutize Transportation

The solar panels that Idaho inventors Scott and Julie Brusaw have built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

July 05, 2014

Ultrafast Internet Service Launched by Vancouver Startup

A new Vancouver-based internet provider says it will be offering fibre internet at a speed of one gigabit per second — 60 times faster than the Canadian average — for a comparable price to that lumbering average connection.