Register Now for the 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2016)
ISC2 will be held in Trento, Italy, 12-15 September 2016 and will foster plenary discussions and collaboration between all entities involved in planning and implementing successful smart cities. The program of ISC2-2016 will also be enhanced by several activities and initiatives within the Trento Smart City Week, such as panels and exhibitions, demos, and a hackathon!
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Wants to Help You Navigate Smart Cities
Sidewalk Labs and the U.S. Department of Transportation are working together with the finalists of the USDOT's Smart City Challenge on a new platform called Flow. Flow will use real-time data from smartphones and environmental sensors to provide a real-time understanding of how roads and parking spaces are being used and why some routes might be more congested than others. And then, based on those analytics, Flow’s mobile app will help users find the fastest and most efficient way to get where they’re going.
Read more at IEEE Spectrum.
For Tomorrow’s Cities, IoT is the Name of the Game
Cities use up to 80% of the world’s resources, while occupying only 2% of its territory. That’s a pretty scary thought, right? Smart cities are now a necessary tool in the long term economic growth and well-being of citizens, as well as in our obligation to control climate change. Smart urbanization brings convenience and opportunity to its residents, and spreads way past the tech hubs of San Francisco, Portland, Amsterdam or London.
Read more at ReadWrite.com.