Analyzing the future of cities
Competition among cities to engage and attract new residents, businesses and visitors means constant attention to providing a high quality of life and vibrant economic climate. Forward-thinking leaders recognize that although tight budgets, scarce resources and legacy systems frequently challenge their goals, new and innovative technologies can help turn challenges into opportunities.
These leaders see transformative possibilities in using big data and analytics for deeper insights. Cloud for collaboration among disparate agencies. Mobile to gather data and address problems directly at the source. Social technologies for better engagement with citizens. Being smarter can change the way their cities work and help deliver on their potential as never before.
Resources for innovative cities
Long term insights based on comprehesive data analysis, followed up through efficient daily management, help a city stay vital and safe for its citizens and businesses
Public safety: Emergency management
Public safety: Law enforcement
City planning and operations
Government and agency administration
Fundamental services—such as roadways, mass transit and utilities—make a city desirable and livable, but the key to keeping them viable is readiness for constant change.
Smarter cities use the system of systems to their advantage when supporting the needs of each citizen through social programs, healthcare and education.
Innovative cities stories
Sun Life Stadium
Fans win through mobile and cloud.
City of Honolulu
See how citizens built a smarter city.
Rio de Janeiro
A command center for the future. Watch the video.
Cutting crime in half by predicting criminal activity.
People for Smarter Cities
You can help spark positive change.
Share data and discuss cities' challenges.
Smarter Cities Challenge
What it takes to be a winning city.
The Smarter City
Explore the many elements of smart.
Transforming the Dutch water system with data.
In Denmark, wind power is used to charge EVs.
Tech updates key urban systems as growth surges.
Charging EVs across a continent.