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Verizon Is Helping Cities Improve Their Quality of Life Through Technology Solutions

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From population growth to rapid urbanization, cities are facing new challenges to maintaining high standards of livability, resiliency and sustainability. Victoria Dower and the Smart Communities team at Verizon are identifying and delivering solutions. 

Check the Boxes: Your Smart City To-do List

Building a smart city is easy to envision, but challenging to implement
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Building a smart city is easy to envision, but it can be challenging to implement. From questions about financing and stakeholder engagement to technology advocacy and information technology (IT) governance, there is a lot to consider after you’ve made the decision to enable data to make your community more livable, sustainable and connected. After the overarching vision and strategy are set, making smart cities real often starts by implementing a series of smaller changes that contribute to the overall transformation.

Smart City Briefing – The Role of Partnerships and Technology

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The vision of smart cities is often of gleaming metropolis dominated by technological solutions to the issues that urban areas face. In reality, partnerships between companies and cities are crucial to ensure solutions for residents, the environment and business needs are interlinked.

Ethical Corporation covers opportunities for businesses to build smart cities in partnerships in their latest briefing. Access the complimentary report here.

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics Is the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.

UPS Longitudes | Our Top 5 Sustainability Articles of 2017

A year-end look at the best sustainability content from Longitudes.
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There are no longer separate paths for business and sustainability success – those two lanes are now one and the same.

But even as the corporate community reaches a consensus on the importance of sustainable practices, many questions remain about how best to balance environmental, efficiency and commercial concerns.

These questions take on an even greater urgency amid the rise of urbanization, straining already limited resources and congesting transportation networks around the world.

A Smart Cities Summer: A Conversation with EDF Climate Corps Fellow Maham Masood Sadiq

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As our cities integrate technology into their infrastructure and become more intelligent, a clear pattern is starting to emerge.  The benefits of connectivity are helping to improve people’s lives and protect the environment.  From conserving water to solutions that alert us to rush-hour traffic delays, Smart Cities technology represents a vision of a healthier, safer future that is more attainable than ever. 

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Smart Cities Now

It’s time for city planners, governments and business leaders to embrace technology that is changing our lives for the better
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Gary Shapiro | Consumer Technology Association

Imagine you’re heading to work on a cold winter day.

You step outside your perfectly climate-controlled home, and your self-driving car pulls up to the curb as scheduled. You enter the car from the extra-wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalk.

Maximizing Smart Grid Deployments Through Communications and Network Infrastructure

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The future of electric utilities is tightly bound to their ability to provide automated distribution of electric services. To support these evolving intelligent delivery systems, reliable high performance Internet Protocol (IP) data communications are required. Today’s utility communications networks consist of two distinct parts: Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), with the IT network supporting the business operations and the OT network supporting electric service delivery operations.

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