Planners, community leaders and researchers are coming together to develop a new generation of smart cities

New projects and partnerships with universities in eight European cities are making life better for residents, through the clever use of technology. James Ransom, PhD candidate, international higher education at University College London, discusses some of these developments in an article on The Conversation website.   New wave of smart cities has arrived – and … Continue reading Planners, community leaders and researchers are coming together to develop a new generation of smart cities

Some concerns about one smart-city project

A wired neighbourhood in Toronto planned by a Google sister company has raised questions over data protection. Gabrielle Canon explains in an article in The Guardian   'City of surveillance': privacy expert quits Toronto's smart-city project When it was announced last year that a district in Toronto would be handed over to a company hoping … Continue reading Some concerns about one smart-city project

What will be the impact of “smart cities”?

We read so much about “smart” that after a while it starts losing its meaning. At the recent eceee summer study, the theme came up regularly. Guruprakash Sastry, Regional Manager, Infrastructure for Infosys, writes on the firstpost website about the role smart cities can play in meeting future energy demand. What do you think?   … Continue reading What will be the impact of “smart cities”?

A new economic paradigm on sustainability is poised to emerge and both cities and utilities will have an important role to play

In an article for the Renewable Energy Focus website, Lauren Callaway, a research analyst at Navigant Research, delves into the smart city market and discusses what it means for the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.   Comment: Smart cities; the future of sustainable living It’s a no brainer at this point: Improving sustainability in … Continue reading A new economic paradigm on sustainability is poised to emerge and both cities and utilities will have an important role to play

India makes moves towards smart cities

Rishi Kumar writes in The Hindu BusinessLine about the “green” campus that Danfoss, the Danish energy-efficiency technology company, has in India and the thinking towards smart cities that is developing. Long may it continue.   “Smart Cities will make India manufacturing hub for energy efficient solutions” With the national green promise taking shape, in the … Continue reading India makes moves towards smart cities