Smart Cities Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Jan
16
2020
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Learn About the Opportunities and Impacts of Vehicle Electrification at the ARC Industry & City Forum

Electric Vehicles have reached TCO parity for commercial use cases and are making sense for private drivers as well. This session will feature speakers and panelists showcasing how vehicle electrification is becoming a reality, and how charging can be done in harmony with the broader energy system.​ Public agencies, utilities, OEMs, charging entities, and integrators, as well as anyone interested in the all-electric future are invited.​
Jan
16
2020
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Learn About the Future of Mobility at the ARC Industry & City Forum

This session will feature case studies and perspectives highlighting the business opportunities of shared mobility, sometimes powered by autonomous vehicle technology, as well as the role public agencies need to play. Learn how the next generation of travelers will transform their habits, reduce single-occupant vehicles, reduce transportation expenses, travel safer, and increase pro​fitability of customer-focused mobility services. ​
Jan
15
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

See the Value of Smart City Platforms at ARC Forum

City managers around the world are adopting smart city platforms to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and attractiveness of their infrastructure and services.  At our upcoming ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, we are featuring a session on the value of smart city platforms where leading suppliers and end-users will participate in presentations and a panel discussion.  You can join us Wednesday, February 5th at 10:30 AM.  
Jan
15
2020
Rick Rys — Industry Trends

Learn About the Future Electric Grid for Smart Cities at ARC Industry Forum

To reduce carbon emissions the utility industry is changing quickly to provide the new generation needed to support emerging electrification of transportation, building HVAC, and Industry. As part of the Smart City topics for this year’s ARC Industry Forum, you can hear directly from the experts in major utilities, grid energy technology, grid automation and, the construction of the future electric grid.  
Jan
14
2020
Rick Rys — Technology Trends

Drones for Smart Cities at ARC Industry Forum

Drones for smart cities and industry have been evolving quickly with new regulations that will enable inspection and delivery applications. As part of the Smart City topics for this year’s ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, we will bring some of the evolving applications for drone inspection and delivery and a discussion of the regulatory framework that will enable significant growth in commercial and industrial drone missions.
Jan
14
2020
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

Attend Our Free IEEE Smart Cities Planning Workshop in Orlando, Feb. 6th

This IEEE Smart Cities Planning and Technology Workshop is intended to educate end-users as well as their engineering consultants and other partners on planning, implementation and operational best practices required to build sustainable, economically sensible Smart City solutions. It's based upon the IEEE P2784 Smart Cities Planning and Technology draft standard.
Dec
20
2019
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Cybersecurity for Rural Communities is Often Neglected

It is often forgotten that North American rural communities have the same cybersecurity challenges as large cities.  Cyber-attacks, most frequently in the form of ransomware, made big headlines when they affected cities like Atlanta and Baltimore.  The Atlanta attack, for example, disrupted many key city services.  Various sources report the total cost of that attack at between $12 million and $17 million.  While attacks on large US cities have had significant financial and operational impact, these same kinds of attacks, on a much smaller scale, can have a much more significant impact on smaller, more rural communities.
Nov
18
2019
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

ISA Cybersecurity Standards in Smart Cities: ARC Smart City Podcast

The world of smart cities and intelligent buildings has yet to rally around a single cybersecurity standard, especially at the operational level.  Meanwhile, cyber-risk remains a real threat to the world of smart cities and buildings, with more and more products and systems becoming IoT-enabled e

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