Three Brazilian cities win the Sustainable Transport Award 2015

For the first time ever, three Brazilian cities have been awarded the first prize during the 10th edition of the Sustainable Transport Award. Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have been recognized for the development of innovative and sustainable transport projects. The city of Belo Horizonte implemented last year Move BRT, which is

Malpensa will be the intelligent airport of Milan

The Cargo City of the Airport of Milan, Malpensa, is about to become a smart city. To such end, the Cargo City will be equiped with a computing platform to allow monitoring all the information about arriving and departing flights. Thereby clients of the airport will have real-time information to streamline their procedures. Malpensa is

The Internet of Things as a tool to help citizens survive the winter

By any reasonable measure, this has been a particular hard winter in the U.S. Buffalo started with a 70-inch plus storm last November. Syracuse has seen snow since January and Boston has been repeatedly hammered, seeing over 95 inches of the white stuff so far this year, possible with more on the way. Those numbers create

Upgrading street lighting across Europe

There are around 60 million streetlights in Europe. Most of them have been lighting up the roads for at least 25 years. These lights, which account for 20% to 50% of local government energy bills, are often not energy-efficient. The Humble Lamppost, a subgroup of the Integrated Infrastructures & Processes Action Cluster within the European

Aunt Bertha: A bridge between people and public services

An editorial by Rachel Stevens in Data Smart Solutions highlighted the long-term challenges of service administrators have faced in connecting citizens with the services they need,  and how technology is proving a valuable resource in breaking down the barriers between services and clients. Many cities and counties across the US have gathered their service directories

CITyFiED: A city project to reduce energy demand and greenhouse emissions

CITyFiED is a 5-year European project which aims to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future. The mission is to reduce the energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions and to increase the use of renewable energy sources. The consortium comprises 18 partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Turkey,