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Smarter Cities

The insight to identify, transform and progress

Planning and management services

Planning and management means building and carrying out ways for a city to realise its full potential for while maintaining efficient day-to-day operations. City leaders must think holistically about operations insight, law enforcement and emergency management, government and agency administration, and urban planning including smarter buildings.

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Public safety

For everything from traffic tie-ups to security breeches, public safety agencies can gather data from disparate sources; deliver it in real time to key stakeholders, emergency management decision makers and first responders. Analytics are used to derive new insights and uncover trends before they become systemic issues or criminal events. Visit the Smarter Public Safety (US) site and explore public safety solutions for cities (US).

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Predictive analytics helps create smarter and safer cities by providing real-time insights that transform public safety.

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Memphis, Tennessee, uses analytics and predictive policing to put police and emergency responders where they’re needed most.

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Beyond borders
Tracing the impacts of smarter public safety

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Analytics Solutions for Public Safety
Creating a better place to work and live

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Mark Cleverley
IBM Director of Public Safety


Smarter buildings and urban planning

Managed through a central repository, buildings fit with smart sensors and control systems can measure, sense and see the condition of practically everything in them. Smarter buildings lower maintenance and energy costs, and improve reliability and sustainability. Visit the Smarter Buildings (US) site and explore smarter buildings and urban planning solutions for cities. (US)

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In New Orleans, Tulane University’s hurricane-damaged school of architecture becomes a “smarter building living lab.”

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IBM’s Rochester campus exemplifies the economic, operational and environmental benefits of smarter buildings solutions.

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Understanding the IBM approach to efficient buildings

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Smarter Buildings: Achieving cost-effective and sustainable property portfolios

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Dave Bartlett
Vice President, Industry Solutions, IBM SWG Tivoli


Government and agency administration

In smarter cities, successful leaders are finding ways to reorient their information technology and policies to guide smart growth and address the needs of their citizens and businesses. Visit the Smarter Government (US) site and explore government solutions for cities. (US)

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In Fort Worth, Texas, the Joint Emergency Operations Center improves communications and response times.

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The Foundations of Efficiency
Learning to do more with less

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Opening up government
How to unleash the power of information for new economic growth

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A vision of smarter cities
How cities can lead the way into a prosperous and sustainable future