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The Smarter City
A city is a complex system of systems. As our planet becomes instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, we have the opportunity to connect these systems and make our cities smarter.

Smarter growth reports
Advanced information technology, analytics and systems can be a city's best friends when developing a more citizen-focused approach to services in the new economic environment.

Smart? Discuss.
One of the best things about cities is the diversity of voices you can hear and read. Follow the conversation—with guest bloggers, event tweeters and others—and let us know what you think.

Anne Altman

Five Qs: Smarter cities
By 2050, 70% of the world will live in cities. IBM's general manager for the public sector explains why IBM is focused on cities and what we can do to make them sustainable centers for progress.

Promoting business
Understanding the relationships between crucial areas, and knowing how to make the most of them, helps city leaders attract new businesses and keep the ones they have.


 

The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states. The 21st century will be a century of cities -- Wellington E. Webb. Former mayor of Denver, Colorado.

Cities are the topic
Tweets, blog posts and videos are the media. People are talking about how we are working to improve our urban centers, and you can watch it come to life with the Smarter Cities Social Aggregator. Conversations as they happen, all on one page. Follow along and join in any time you like (US).

 

A Planet of Smarter Cities
Consistently, city leaders worldwide have quite a few challenges in common. Aging infrastructures, declining tax revenues and increasing populations can be major barriers for municipalities trying to move their citizens into a prosperity. One solution: technology, which helps deliver better outcomes in economic development, sustainability and quality of life. See how cities are turning smarter through better use of data and systems. Watch the presentation (US).

 

Cape Fear's Smarter Water webcast
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has improved service to its citizens through an innovative approach to managing assets. The solution features the use of embedded geospatial technology that provides the ability to pinpoint problem areas, such as the location of mainline breaks, and quickly dispatch resources and materials to the scene. Register for the webcast.

Smarter Cities virtual event
Learn how to drive sustainable growth and prosperity through the strategic use of technology at the Smarter Cities virtual event. You can also access informative white papers, best practices, case studies and web seminars covering Government Services, Public Safety, Transportation, Healthcare, Education and Energy. Register for the event (link resides outside of ibm.com).