Benefits From Mature Smart Cities Programs

Posted by on September 15, 2015

We are very excited to be here in Washington, D.C. this week as we join hundreds of city leaders, transportation directors, large-scale utilities and other stakeholders from the public and energy sectors at Smart Cities Week®.

One theme we are consistently hearing from attendees is that they are all looking to modernize their civic infrastructure to improve quality of life and sustainability while driving down cost and improving efficiency. Many communities are viewing their streetlight upgrades as a foundation for smart city and Internet of Things programs that can drive economic growth, revamp energy, environmental, and sustainability programs, increase public health & safety, and drive further efficiency of their city services. Since many cities do not have experience building or supporting networks, they are increasingly looking for guidance on the best approach and lessons learned from leading cities who have successfully implemented a smart city program.

One example of a successful smart city program is Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen, often citied as one of the world’s most sustainable cities, has set ambitious goals of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. As part of that effort, the city is transforming how it manages energy use, traffic systems and emergency response. You can learn more about Copenhagen’s commitment to smart city transportation by reading our new case study highlighting the benefits achieved through Silver Spring’s efficient and networked smart city platformhere

We look forward to meeting with all at Smart Cities Week. Stop by the Silver Spring Booth (#17) to see live demos and hear more about our program in Copenhagen, as well as in other global cities including Bristol, Chicago, Glasgow, Miami, Paris, San Francisco, and more.  

Brandon Davito is the Vice President of Smart Cities for Silver Spring Networks