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The Internet of Things will drive the development of smart cities

The impact of the technology revolution involving IoT, has not yet being fully evaluated. However, its growth is impossible to stop and is tightly connected to the development of urban centers, progressively leading to the establishment of new smart cities. By 2020, Internet connected devices are expected to be around 50 billion. The impact of

Analytics-based procedures optimize inspections of food establishments

Chicago is a city with about three million people and more than 15,000 food establishments. However, only fewer than three dozen inspectors check annually the city’s entire lot. It has been estimated that at least 15% of these establishments earn a critical violation. This can drastically increase the possibility that a restaurant may start or spread

Hi-tech command and control center opens in Bataan

A new state-of-the-art command and control center has opened in the Philippine province of Bataan. Equipped with the latest closed circuit television (CCTV) camera technology, an emergency call center, bikes and patrol cars, the 1Bataan command center aims to enhance public safety, monitor the Roman Expressway and respond to emergency and disaster calls,  as well

Latin America at the forefront of clean public transport

Eight cities in Latin America will replace 40,000 buses with clean vehicles by 2020. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The announcement was made in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the first Latin American mayors’ forum held hosted by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The cities participating in the initiative are Curitiba,

New application for intelligent biking

Everyone has favorite routes to ride their bikes.  That’s why Strava is taking the collective knowledge of entire users’ communities to share it with the world. Their new Strava Local app creates smart city guides for athletes, designed by athletes. So far the app has registered over 38 million uploaded rides or runs and determines

Spain encourages collaboration with Latin American Smart Cities

Representatives from more than 60 Spanish companies took part recently in a conference alongside representatives from municipalities in Mexico, Chile and Peru, responsible for the adoption of policies in the intelligent cities. Emblematic projects from Spanish cities which would be adapted for South American cities were presented in the event. The government is encouraging the