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2
Apr

Smart electric grid

In the long-term, energy interdependence linked with cleaner economic policies are the right directions for government. In the near-term are creating new demands on the electric grid and operations while increasing costs to customers. Customer’s ability to pay for costs of electric...
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15
Mar

Smart grids

Transforming any physical grid requires a shift of the prevailing business models – and this is especially so when the focus is on transforming the energy grid by using smart technologies. Changes now underway are altering, irrevocably, the century-old regulatory paradigms that...
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27
Oct

Meeting of the Minds 2016

The connections between land use and transportation are well established. And these linkages are about to get even more important. Like a lot of other aspects of the world today, technology is the big driver. In the case of autonomous vehicles, that...
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26
Aug

History of the Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds is the world’s longest running conference focused on on the intersection of technology, sustainability and cities. Thousands of leaders have attended the annual summit during the past decade. Each participant has brought more than their deep knowledge of...
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19
Aug

Meeting of the Minds 2016

Join our moderator, Gordon Feller, in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Meeting of the Minds event. This October 25-27 smart city leaders will be meeting in Richmond, CA to continue sharing insights about the present and future of smart city solutions. You...
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8
Jul

Smart City pain point – Water

A smart city should be described as one that dramatically increase the pace at which it improves sustainability and resilience, by fundamentally improving how it engages society, how it applies collaborative leadership methods, how to it works across disciplines and city systems...
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30
May

Weekly update

We are very pleased to announce that we have updated our Forum Programmeon our event website. Please check it out here and share it with your networks. Special room rates at Marina Bay Sands Hotel  Participants of the World Smart City Forum have access to...
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16
May

Weekly update

In two months time we will meet many of you in Singapore, so our weekly emails will contain more practical information about the Forum event. Please read it carefully. World Smart City Forum event programme  We are very pleased to announce that...
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10
May

Join our next hangout!

Join Richard Schomberg, VP Smart Energy Standards, Électricité de France (EDF) Group, discussing industrial strategy for smarter energy in cities. When: Wednesday, 18 May 5PM CEST/4 PM GMT/8AM PDT Where: http://bit.ly/wscgoogleplus How to join: To join the hangout you need to have a...
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2
May

Weekly update

Thank you for all your support in sharing our posts in social media last week – we really appreciate it. If you have interesting insights or reports, please share those in our community and we will promote them through our social media...
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4
Apr

Join our next hangout!

Thank you to all our community members who joined and watched our virtual meeting with Scott Mauvais on Google Plus. You can now watch the recording here. We hope you can join our next hangout too – please see the details below....
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26
Jan

A city in 45 seconds

From the electrical energy that comes into our homes, schools, offices and shopping centres to public transport systems, public utilities that bring us water, electricity, and remove household waste – the work of the IEC underpins just about every aspect of modern...
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9
Jan

The ‘Grand Paris’ era begins

PARIS, France — After the recent terrorist attacks here, followed by a whirlwind climate-change summit, it would be easy to miss an important administrative change that took effect this week aiming to change how Greater Paris is governed. On January 1, the Métropole...
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11
Oct

Safety inside and out

Safety is an important issue for any electronic device. It is crucial for equipment that is used today by hundreds, and often thousands, of people every day in our Smart Cities. Electronics are everywhere in commercial and office buildings. Elevators, escalators, automatic...
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