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Scandinavian Stories: Europe's Thriving Smart Hub

  When it comes to smart technology, the first examples that come to mind are megalopolises like Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai. But there is a fast-growing smart hub here in Europe. Scandinavian countries are quickly implementing a variety of smart solutions in every possible sphere – from public transit to education. What are the good examples we can look up to? And how can we learn...

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What Is IoT And Why It's The Foundation Of Every Smart City

The Internet of Things – a term that has been used extensively in the past decade, yet still has a somewhat vague meaning to citizens and city management teams across the globe. For some, it’s their kettle’s ability to turn itself on and off remotely. For us, it’s the basis of the emergence of truly smart cities. Let’s elaborate on that, but first...

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Intelligent Traffic Systems Can Help Reduce Congestion & Pollution, Here's How

  More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas – a number that will possibly increase to over 60% in 2050. With more and more people moving into cities, new problems quickly come to the fore for city management. One such problem is traffic congestion, and it is deemed one of the worst ones that people face in big cities. It is not...

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A Smart Parking Solution For The City Of Tomorrow

   Intelligent urban mobility and smart parking are part of one and the same ecosystem - one cannot thrive without the other. Modern cities, overwhelmed by personal vehicles, are constantly suffering from a lack of available parking spots. The solution? An integrated transit and parking system that can help reduce traffic and provide automated management of parking spots so that drivers who need them can actually...

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Smart Poles: Integrating Smart Solutions On A Scale

  What if city lighting poles could serve not one but ten functions? What if a single lighting pole could incorporate connectivity modules, a charging station, air quality sensor, traffic management sensor, CCTV camera, information board, an emergency communications centre? It’s not a beautifully drawn utopia, it’s currently happening! With smart lighting poles already being incorporated across the globe and 5G on its way, cities will...

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Smart Solutions For A Simpler Life In The City

  Although smart solutions have already been implemented in many cities, it seems that not many people notice their existence. One might argue that this is the whole point - to improve life in an unobtrusive way. But since future developments often rely on public approval before they’re executed, it’s important to know and communicate the benefits of smart solutions to citizens. Especially if success is...

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What Does The Future Of Waste Management Look Like

  Waste management is one of the aspects of city life most people don’t notice at all - but when something goes wrong, the consequences are quite gruesome and city management has to act quickly to avoid a crisis. The intricate and quite often not very well optimised system for waste collection and disposal has potential weak links. As cities grow, urban population and consumption increase...

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Smart City Technologies: Bringing It All Together

  A simple definition of a smart city will go like this: a city that uses IoT (Internet of Things) sensors to gather information and then acts upon that information to manage city assets and resources more efficiently. This simple and straight-forward concept came to fruition as modern technology advanced in the past couple of decades. The dream of a modern city where crucial decisions concerning...

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