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Smart Cities: Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

Driver-less vehicles. Sensor-laden street lighting. Smart water. Cities across the nation are adopting innovative technology, transforming into “smart cities.” Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley, a bi-annual conference organized by the Smart Cities Council, brings together leaders from government and industry to share best practices about programs and pilots around the [...]

May 17, 2018|

Toward a Playbook for Public-private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a powerful organizing vehicle for taking on challenges and realizing opportunities — with the potential to transform cities, industries and societies toward smarter and more sustainable models. PPPs are perhaps best known for facilitating formal collaborations to deliver hard infrastructure and development projects — think roads, [...]

May 1, 2018|

Spokane: Building a Healthy, Clean and Smart City

Spokane is beautiful and smart. The picturesque city in Washington is deploying a network of air quality sensors on streetlights to monitor neighborhood pollution in its University District called Urbanova. It also plans to use Internet of Things technologies to tackle urban challenges like noise, traffic, and pollution. This week, [...]

April 24, 2018|

Winners Named in IDC Smart Cities North America Awards

After weeks of public voting with close to 3,000 votes, IDC Government Insights today announced the winners of the inaugural IDC Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA). The new awards were designed to recognize the progress North American communities have made in executing smart cities projects, as well as provide [...]

April 11, 2018|

Spokane and the Urbanova Project: How Can Utilities Stay Relevant?

In the era of digital integration and customer engagement, utilities are increasingly becoming consumer-driven businesses and keeping up with changes is essential. Anticipating future energy trends Heather Rosentrater, Avista’s Vice President of Energy Delivery, believes that staying relevant to the concerns of current times is vital for a company’s survival [...]

March 6, 2018|