Smart Lighting – The Solution

It’s estimated that as much as 40% of city energy budgets are spent on outdoor lighting and that a single street light can emit 200 kg of CO2 each year. Increasingly, cities need to save energy or do more with less energy, reduce carbon emissions, lower operating and maintenance costs, and comply with tighter government regulations.
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Move over Smart Cities – Is it time for India to launch a Smart Slums Mission?

While the India Smart Cities Mission is a bold, timely and much-needed initiative, there is a deeper crisis brewing for a large section of the population that lives in hundreds of slums across every city in India. To understand this more succinctly, let’s have a look at the below infographic:
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Network Infrastructure for Smart Cities

Cities are becoming digital and network infrastructure plays a very important role to make this digitization a reality. With the growing urbanization and the emergence of Smart services in many cities, there is a growing need for an outdoor wired and wireless infrastructure offering end-to-end access to citizens, visitors, and tourists.
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Autonomous City Management with Urban Analytics – Hype or Reality?

Imagine this scenario – It’s a little after 2 pm and there is a major music concert happening later in the evening with large crowds expected to gather at the venue and surrounding downtown areas of the city. As the event draws closer, the city manager is in the city operations control center viewing the action on a large dashboard screen. He observes traffic density growing on the main roads leading into the city center that could cause congestion and traffic snarls.
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Open Data, Data Science and Benefits For Government Operations

The government, through legitimate processes, collects a substantial amount of data about people, properties, licenses, crimes, public health and a wide variety of other entities. With the onset of IoT and increasing digitalization of government processes, almost everything can be measured, monitored and networked. Such data from different sources can be combined and “mashed up to produce new insights and new businesses.

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