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
Predicting criminal activity cuts crime in half
People for Smarter Cities
You can help spark positive change
Smarter Cities Challenge
What it takes to be a winning city
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