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.
September 30, 2013, 10am PDT
A ranking of the 10 most civic-minded companies holds some surprises -- mainly that the list is dominated by financial services firms.
August 29, 2013, 6am PDT
New York’s Lake George will soon be wired to more monitoring technology than any other body of water in the world.
June 9, 2013, 5am PDT
Billboards deployed by IBM in France actually make themselves useful as they invade public spaces, and seek to inspire ideas for improving cities.
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.
May 3, 2013, 7am PDT
Utilizing the largest data release of its kind, researchers at IBM have analyzed the location information from 500,000 cell phones to help optimize the routing of buses in Ivory Coast's largest city of Abidjan.
October 6, 2012, 1pm PDT
Writer David Lepeska offers a great summary of innovative civic technologies and mobile apps being used across the country, and speculates about which city will be the first to use Twitter as a very public suggestion box.
September 14, 2012, 7am PDT
Ever wish it didn't take 4 calls, 2 letters, and 1 community meeting to get a pothole fixed in your city? A new software developed by IBM would allow cities to mine social media to get a picture of public sentiment, long before you dial 3-1-1.
August 16, 2012, 8am PDT
Steve Lohr reports on the new I.B.M. research lab in Kenya, which will work to tailor technological solutions to the prominent issues in Africa's major cities.
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.
February 29, 2012, 11am PST
IBM is partnering with the Miami Dolphins to bring its "Smarter Cities" technology to South Florida's Sun Life Stadium, reports Sam Laird.
January 9, 2012, 2pm PST
A group of high technology firms, led by IBM and Cisco, are plunging into the city management business to offer super-efficient new-generation computerized information and control systems.
June 6, 2010, 7am PDT
IBM dispatched a team to Ho Chi Minh City on a charity mission to see if they could optimize the city of nine million people with infrastructural improvements. Jebediah Reed talks with IBM's team leader.
May 4, 2010, 7am PDT
Today IBM is releasing a new video game called CityOne that reportedly is like SimCity but with more serious environmental and economic issues at stake. And yes, the gamer plays the role of a city planner.
November 10, 2009, 10am PST
A new report from IBM looks into the future of the trucking industry. The report predicts that new technologies for systems monitoring will become standard.