Applied Smarts

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

April 22, 2014

Green / Smart Cities and ISO 14001

Every April 22, more than one billion people across 190 countries recognize Earth Day. In honor of this year’s theme, Green Cities, we’re talking about how ISO 14001 is helping cities across the world take steps towards sustainability.

April 16, 2014

Social Media Analysis of Traffic in Five Canadian Cities

IBM recently turned some of its big data analytics technology to the task of teasing insights from tens of thousands of comments that people in five Canadian cities made about traffic over social media

April 09, 2014

Connected Vehicle Pilots Coming to a (US) Region Near You

Connected Vehicles, vehicles that use basic wireless technology to talk to each other, to mobile devices, and to roadside infrastructure are in the fast lane toward deployment on America's roads.

January 31, 2014

Connected Vehicles: Wifi on Wheels?

In Europe, cars are being equipped with WiFi-enabled dashboard monitors, so drivers can tap into weather reports and traffic patterns. Passenger vehicles in Canada, too, are slowly becoming mobile technology platforms. This year we’ll see vehicles with embedded mobile capability, able to support a host of devices.

December 19, 2013

Smart Cities Council Posts City Resources

The Smart Cities Council offers civic leaders tremendous resources to support their smart journey. You'll also find important financing guides, open data guides, and readiness guides for your review.

December 17, 2013

Developing Data to Improve Municipal Performance

The challenges city leaders now face require creativity and innovation. Many are beginning to realize cities can be better places to live and work if they embed intelligence into their operations – information and communication technology that offers the possibility to understand and diagnose problems and reveal solutions.