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    City planning and management means building and carrying out ways for a city to realize 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 breaches, 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 site and explore public safety solutions for cities.
 

Public safety: law enforcement


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The Mesa, Arizona Police Department finds smarter policing with faster information access.

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In Durham, North Carolina, proactive policing uses analytics to help make streets safer


 

Public safety: emergency management


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21st Century Emergency Management

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Becoming a smarter city
Six public safety projects that can deliver quick results when facing crime, threats and disasters

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IBM Smarter Cities Public Safety—Emergency Management


 

Smarter Buildings

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 site and explore smarter buildings and urban planning solutions for cities.
 

With Smarter Building Management, new insights deliver new levels of control. See how you can reduce costs.

With Smarter Building Management, new insights deliver new levels of control. See how you can reduce costs.

Carnegie Mellon University and IBM have a goal: use analytics to cut campus utility costs. (Youtube, 00:02:48)

Carnegie Mellon University and IBM have a goal: use analytics to cut campus utility costs.

The IBM Building Management Center solution offers integrated open deployment. Manage your enterprise portfolio wisely. (PDF, 92KB)

The IBM Building Management Center solution offers integrated open deployment. Manage your enterprise portfolio wisely.

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Smarter buildings can tell us how to reduce their energy use. In this socialcast, three experts discuss the ways.


 

City planning and operations

  • Smarter cities rely on reservoirs of data to design and implement their planning and operations. But information is useful only if it can be analyzed, and that’s where advanced analytics comes in. Explore urban planning solutions for cities on the Smarter Buildings site.

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IBM Smarter Cities Solutions on Cloud

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Miami Dolphins transform Sun Life Stadium into an entertainment destination

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Intelligent Operations Center helps coordinate city resources


 

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 site and explore government solutions for cities.
 

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

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

The Foundations of Efficiency (PDF, 604KB)

The Foundations of Efficiency
Learning to do more with less

Opening up government (PDF, 1.6MB)

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

A vision of smarter cities (PDF, 394KB)

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