February 24, 2014, 1pm PST
In a long read for Metropolis Magazine, Alex Marshall describes the implications of the “Smart City” movement, including the risk of turning over massive data collection operations to large corporations.
June 3, 2013, 5am PDT
If you only listened to the IBMs of the world, you'd think the path to building better cities was through high tech solutions. But old fashioned dialogue and discussion, facilitated by some low tech platforms, works best, argues Alec Appelbaum.
December 26, 2012, 9am PST
Can 250 high-def, touch-screen kiosks make New York City more user-friendly, personalized and safe?
December 10, 2012, 9am PST
Does your town have sensors embedded in the pavement of parking stalls that signal when one becomes available? D.C. and N.Y.C. do - and now Streetline's parking app will allow motorists in San Mateo, pop. 97K and San Carlos, pop. 28K to find parking.
The (San Mateo County) Daily Journal
October 29, 2012, 2pm PDT
Last week, networking infrastructure company Cisco announced that the Orlando community of Lake Nona will be the site of the first of the company's nine planned "Smart+Connected" cities, which will endeavor to "unify urban development and IT."
April 23, 2012, 7am PDT
As cities increasingly turn to automated systems to maximize cost and efficiency, Will Doig asks who should man the controls.
March 5, 2012, 8am PST
Pete Swabey tells the tale of the development of smart city technology by IBM and Cisco, which has now reached a point of maturation in which significant lessons, economic opportunities, and future applications can be discerned.
June 3, 2010, 10am PDT
Cisco is contributing technology to Songdo City in South Korea, a brand new and complete city for a million people. China plans to build hundreds of these "cities-in-a-box" as a massive rural-to-urban migration occurs there.