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Smart Cities Technology Markets to See 15.8% Annual Growth to 2023

With the number of smart cities increasing from about two dozen to more than 100 in just a few years, the market for smart city information and communication technology is anticipating steady growth, according to a report by BCC Research. These early cities are just the tip of the iceberg. The overarching landscape is one … Continue reading Smart Cities Technology Markets to See 15.8% Annual Growth to 2023

Why counting pedestrians is at the heart of a smart city

A city’s vitality depends upon pedestrians. There is a direct link between economic prosperity and the safety and ease of being a pedestrian. The more we who live in cities walk, the better the city in almost all respects: health, retail spending and emissions pollution. Find out more about smart cities, or read on to … Continue reading Why counting pedestrians is at the heart of a smart city

Manchester chooses Retail Sensing to help deliver its Smart City Vision

Retail Sensing is one of three businesses chosen to run projects which will shape Manchester’s infrastructure and environment. The company was selected for the CityVerve project which aims to develop pioneering technologies for Manchester in the UK. Richard Elliott, head of policy, partnerships and research at Manchester City Council said: “I’d like to congratulate the … Continue reading Manchester chooses Retail Sensing to help deliver its Smart City Vision

Smart Cities: what they really are

Wikipedia defines a Smart City as “an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets“. But it’s simply a city where everything is connected but anonymously, mainly just numbers and facts, that can increase the quality of life. … Continue reading Smart Cities: what they really are