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Building Smarter Smaller Cities December 24, 2010

Posted by Kristina O'Regan in Data, Smarter Cities.

When you think of the world’s smartest cities, London, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Kitakyushu and others might come to mind for their innovative projects to reduce traffic, energy and waste.

But if you look deeper, there are hundreds of smaller cities that are getting smarter – and even outpacing big cities — by applying digital tools like analytics and location-based services to improve the way they manage city water, roads, parks, and utilities.

Take Corpus Christi, Texas, population 280,000. Corpus Christi has rolled out an intelligent city-wide system to help the city to quickly evaluate and respond to issues, anticipate and prevent problems and improve the quality of life for the citizens.

Read the full post on asmarterplanet.com “Smarter Cities” category->

Note: This is taken from  “a Smarter Planet Blog” guest post from Guru Banavar, Chief Technology Officer, Smarter Cities, IBM



1. pollicia - January 10, 2011

Very interesting Kristina! It’s a good reminder that even though in Ireland we don’t have exceedingly large cities, it doesn’t mean we cannot work together to make them smarter. After all, how often do we hear the expression ‘to start small…’ – the most important thing is to start!

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