From: Jesse Berst
To: Stewart Barlow,
Subject: Struggling to pay for light rail? / Making buildings smarter / NYC's smart city talent strategy
Date: Wed Feb 24 15:42:09 MST 2016
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Jesse Berst   Struggling to pay for light rail? Try it without the rails
Between swelling populations and a new generation that doesn’t want to drive, there’s a lot of pressure on cities to deliver robust transit systems. But what if light rail seems out of reach? See what Hampton Roads, Virginia, and others are learning about bus rapid transit.

If the buildings in your city could be smarter, here's one way to do it
Managing large commercial buildings for optimum cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency isn't easy. Just ask owners and operators. But help is on the way. IBM and Siemens are pooling their resources on a cloud-based building energy management system that promises to make those goals attainable -- and sustainable.

How New York City turns a call for help into an opportunity
New York City has pressing problems with waste, energy, water and more. When city officials realized they couldn't solve them on their own, they decided to ask for help. Not just any help. They want the best and brightest. Read the story to learn how the city plans to attract the talent it needs -- and why it might be a good fit for your city too.

Partner Spotlight: News from Siemens, Bechtel, IBM, GE
Siemens' fuel-efficient power plant... Bechtel brings light rail to Edmonton... IBM's Watson powers IoT projects... GE behind world's largest LED retrofit... Civic Resource Group attracts major investors... Learn more at the site.

How police departments can store more video data (and not go broke)
Video evidence solution provider IRSA wanted to help police departments scale to store more video data in a cost-effective way. To do that, IRSA developed Veretos Cloud, an evidence management solution based on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Now, police departments can support petabytes of video data, get instant access to digital evidence, and significantly cut infrastructure costs.

UPCOMING SMART CITY EVENTS
2.29: 2016 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit - Washington, D.C.
3.15: IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart City - Muscat, Oman
3.22: Big Data and Smart Cities World Show - Singapore
4.11: Arab Future Cities Summit - Doha, Qatar
4.22: India IoT Symposium - Mumbai, India  

 

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Qualcomm
S&C Electric Co.
SAS Institute
Schneider Electric

... and these Associate Partners: 
Alphinat, Apex CoVantage, Badger Meter, Black & Veatch, CH2M, Civic Resource Group, Clevest, Ecube Labs, Elster, Enevo, Huawei, IDC, IES, Imex Systems, Intel, K2 Geospatial, Lime Energy, Neptune Technology Group, Organic Energy Corp., Saudi Telecom, Siemens, Silver Spring Networks, Spire Metering Technology, SunGard Public Sector, Veolia and West Monroe Partners.

        

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